Category Archives: Comics/Cartoons
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: November 2, 2016
This blanket once belonged to my brother. He was a huge fan of the Hulk. The green superhero debuted in 1962. Stan Lee (one of his creators) said the Hulk was a combo of Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 22, 2013
In the 1970s DC comics collected and reprinted several superhero stories and gathered them into limited collector’s editions. This issue titled “Christmas with the Superheroes was published in 1976. It includes reprint stories from Superman’s Christmas Adventure #1; Batman #219; House of Mystery #191; Sensation Comics #14; and Adventure Comics #82. Wishing all MVG fans […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: June 21, 2013
The new Superman movie, Man of Steel, has fans flocking to movie theaters. And the film’s release coincides with the 75th birthday of the legendary superhero. This week’s My Vintage Video features a 1940s theatrical cartoon of Superman. In the days before TV, this cartoon would have been shown in theaters before the star attraction.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: June 3, 2013
Today, some comic characters from the 1910s to 1940s are not widely known. Uncle Wiggily is one of them. The elderly rabbit hero first appeared in a comic in 1910 in the daily Newark News. Uncle Wiggily appeared in this and other newspapers around the country for almost four decades. By the time his creator […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 5, 2013
In May 1985 a new comic book hit the stands. The heroes were Ewoks who live in the forest on the moon of Endor. These teddy-bear like creatures were first introduced in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. In this issue Wicket and Teebo use a forbidden rainbow bridge to help save Kneesaa […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: April 15, 2013
There was a boom of Annie memorabilia in 1982. The Broadway musical had become a major motion picture and little girls of a certain generation (my sister’s) became fans of the the little orphan girl. This model kit is one the collectibles released at that time. It was released by the Knickerbocker Toy Company. The […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: January 28, 2013
Captain Marvel Jr. first zapped into our lives in December 1941. He’s the sidekick to Captain Marvel (also known as Shazam) and was introduced by Fawcett Comics. Unlike his elder, Junior remains a teenage boy and does not grow up when transformed into a superhero. Captain Marvel Jr was a big hit with young boys […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: January 10, 2013
I loved watching Schoolhouse Rock! on Saturday mornings during the ’70s. The educational short films aired on ABC and were a staple on the network’s Saturday morning cartoon lineup. The first episode aired 40 years ago this month. So, Happy Birthday Schoolhouse Rock! Do you have a fave cartoon from the series? Conjunction, junction or […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 13, 2012
Disney’s Snow White hasn’t aged at all. Believe it or not the star of the animation classic turns 75 this month! ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ premiered on December 21, 1937. Enjoy this week’s My Vintage Video as we look back at the movie’s opening night in Hollywood.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: November 12, 2012
The fictional mascot of Mad Magazine is a gap-toothed, big eared boy named Alfred E. Neuman. Here are a few early fun facts about the lad whose motto is “What, Me Worry?” 1. Neuman look-alikes appeared long before he first appeared on “Mad” covers. 2. His first appearance on a “Mad” cover was in March […]