Monday, June 20, 2011
It's a beautiful day. Stop reading them dang fool comic books and go outside!
Hey, here's an entire comic book that you could have bought for 35 cents in February 1978.
Here is THE NEW KROFFT SUPERSHOW No. 2, May 1978. It's copyright 1978 by Sid and Marty Krofft TV Productions, Inc an based on their 1976-78 TV series. The Big Comic Book Database credits Fred Fredericks with the interior art. The comic book, like the TV show, had different live-action characters. This book features Magic Mongo, Kaptain Kool and the Kongs, Bigfoot and Wildboy, and Wonderbug. Mr. Fredericks was very adept at capturing the likenesses of the actors and changing his style a bit from feature to feature.
The art here is pretty darn good, I thought. Certainly a skillful job by Mr. Fredericks, who continues King Features' MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN today.
Above: one of the two STAR WARS ads in the book. My local theatre was STILL playing STAR WARS. There were places that ran that movie for a year. And people still came!
Above: some bad drawings in that Super pocket Toy Values ad, huh? Can't think that they ever sold any.
And we close with an ad for CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND trading cards and the classic Sea-Monkeys ad.