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“Christmas with the Superheroes” Comic Book

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 […]
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My Vintage Video: 1940s Superman Cartoon

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.
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Animal Comics 1943 Uncle Wiggily Comic Book

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 […]
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Star Wars Ewoks Marvel Comic Book Debut, May 1985

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 […]
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Little Orphan Annie and Limousine Model Kit

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 […]
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Captain Marvel Jr. Ski Jump Punch-Out Kit

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 […]
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Schoolhouse Rock!: Saturday Morning Cartoon Turns 40

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 […]
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Disney’s Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Turns 75

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.
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Mad Magazine’s Alfred E. Neuman Fun Facts

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 […]
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“Popeye for President” 1956 Cartoon

With the Presidential election just a few days away, let’s look at one candidate who made a bid for the Oval Office back in 1956 — Popeye! Popeye was leader of the Spinach Party and went toe-to-toe against Bluto of the Blutocratic Party. The election was tie and Olive Oyl had to cast the deciding […]
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