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Archie's Mad House The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories
Archie's Mad House The Official Fart Book
Archie's Mad House The Official Barf Book
Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf
Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond! Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond!
Dick Briefer's Frankenstein Dick Briefer's Frankenstein
Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women
Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails
Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool KIDS KOMICS"
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-Jerry Beck
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Dan DeCarlo's Jetta Dan DeCarlo's Jetta
"A long-forgotten comic book gem."
-Mark Frauenfelder
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The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story
"Wonderful!"
-Playboy magazine
"Stunningly beautiful!"
- The Forward
"An absolute must-have."
-Jerry Beck
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The Art of Ditko
The Art of Ditko
"Craig's book revealed to me a genius I had ignored my entire life."
-Mark Frauenfelder
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The Greatest Anti-War Cartoons
The Great Anti-War Cartoons
Introduction by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
"Pencils for Peace!"
-The Washington Post
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
"Crazy, fun, absurd!"
-Mark Frauenfelder
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More books by Craig Yoe

Get these books by
Craig Yoe:
Archie's Mad House Krazy Kat & The Art of George Herriman: A Celebration
Archie's Mad House The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear
Archie's Mad House Amazing 3-D Comics
Archie's Mad House Archie's Mad House
Archie's Mad House The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories
Archie's Mad House The Official Fart Book
Archie's Mad House The Official Barf Book
Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf
Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond! Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond!
Dick Briefer's Frankenstein Dick Briefer's Frankenstein
Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women
Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails
Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool KIDS KOMICS"
"Another amazing book from Craig Yoe!"
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
Dan DeCarlo's Jetta Dan DeCarlo's Jetta
"A long-forgotten comic book gem."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story
"Wonderful!"
-Playboy magazine
"Stunningly beautiful!"
- The Forward
"An absolute must-have."
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
The Art of Ditko
The Art of Ditko
"Craig's book revealed to me a genius I had ignored my entire life."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Greatest Anti-War Cartoons
The Great Anti-War Cartoons
Introduction by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
"Pencils for Peace!"
-The Washington Post
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
"Crazy, fun, absurd!"
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
More books by Craig Yoe

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: Space Ghost!

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Space_Ghost 1

I like Space Ghost. There, I said it! As a kid I was instinctively drawn to it, long before I knew the character was designed by the late, great Alex Toth. When they started re-purposing the old artwork and making a joke out of Space Ghost I was not amused. What’s so funny about a ghost who flies through space with a couple of kids and a monkey? They act like it’s something silly to be mocked and made fun of.

So let’s forget the goofy spoofy Space Ghost and remember the original. The cool costume. The cool name! Geez, what’s more exciting to a 10-year-old boy than a show called “Space Ghost”? Pretend you’re 10 and enjoy this classic theme music.

Space_Ghost 2

Space_Ghost 3

Space_Ghost 4

Space_Ghost 5

Space_Ghost 6

Space_Ghost 7

Space_Ghost 8

Click to see this great piece of art full size.

Click the link below and remember!

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David B
DJ David B.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: Classic Popeye and Olive Oyl!

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Popeye 10

It’s been a long time since we’ve given a shameless plug to Yoe Books, our gracious hosts here at the I.T.C.H. blog. Publishers of many fine books – both hardcover and comic type – Yoe Books has consistently delivered excellent comics, beautifully packaged and lovingly presented. It’s one thing to release a nice book now and then, but Yoe has a trio of titles that are published on a regular on-going basis: Haunted Horror, Weird Love, and today’s featured series, Classic Popeye.

If you’ve never read Bud Sagendorf’s Popeye stories, you’re in for a real treat. These classic comics from the 1950’s are now extremely affordable (and in mint condition!) thanks to the Yoe Books reprint series.

Popeye 24

Popeye 19

Popeye 17

Popeye montage

 

Of course, it wouldn’t be Tuesday without a song. Today we’re shining the spotlight on Popeye’s long-time gal pal Olive Oyl.

 Popeye 0

Click to enlarge.

Click the link below and enjoy!

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NEWS FLASH! In more than seven years (okay, let’s call it eight) that I’ve been blogging on the I.T.C.H., this is the first time it’s happened – I made a mistake! I guess there’s a first time for everything. I accidentally used the same record twice! Can you forgive me? Yes, the Olive Oyl song I presented above already appeared back on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 (click here if you don’t believe me).

So to make up for the twice-used tune here’s one you probably haven’t heard before. And you’ll probably wish you hadn’t.

Enjoy!

 

 

David B
DJ David B.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: Wonder Woman Wednesday!

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Sometimes I like to spotlight a song with a timely tie-in, such as a record associated with a new movie that’s in theaters or an anniversary of some kind. Other times I just randomly select a comics character or a comics tune for no good reason. This is one of those times.

Way back on February 15th, 2006, we began a feature on this very blog called “Wacky Wonder Woman Wednesday.” Each week (on Wednesday, natch) we presented a different image of Wonder Woman. Some were super, some were sexy, and some were silly, but all of them were Wonderful. It was one of the most popular features on the ol’ I.T.C.H. You can navigate to past Wednesdays by clicking on the link in the right-hand column.

I thought it would be fun to showcase a few of these Wonder Woman pictures on a Comics Tunes TUESDAY along with a song. See if you agree.

Wonder Woman 01

Wonder Woman 02

Wonder Woman 03

Wonder Woman 04

Wonder Woman 06

Wonder Woman 05

Wonder Woman 07

If you cross your eyes you can see Linda Carter in 3D! (Click to enlarge.)

Click the link below and enjoy!

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David B
DJ David B.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: Jersey Boys and Rag Dolls!

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I went to see Jersey Boys the other day. As you know, it’s the story of the Four Seasons and the way they had mob connections despite living in New Jersey. Good film. But with today’s movie ticket prices it was an expensive two hours and 14 minutes worth of entertainment. If only there were a way to make it tax deductible…

Then I realized, one of the songs in the film was about a comic book character! I can deduct it as a research expense.

Now the IRS might question the fact that “Rag Doll” was a song about Raggedy Ann + Andy, the stars of their own comic book series (as well as being childhood icons). Can I prove that Bob Gaudio was inspired by these famous rag dolls? Can you prove he wasn’t? If the name of the group came from a bowling alley and the inspiration for “Big Girls Don’t Cry” came from a bit of movie dialogue, then “Rag Doll” was about Raggedy Ann. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Now if you’re finished asking questions, let’s move on to a cover gallery and a great song by Frankie and the boys.

Raggedy 1

Raggedy 2

Raggedy 3

Raggedy 4

Raggedy 5

Raggedy 6

Click the link below and sing along in your best falsetto!

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David B
DJ David B.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: Guardians of the Galaxy Preview!

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The movie won’t even be released until August 1st but I feel like I’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy already, just from all the times I’ve watched the trailer. It sure looks like fun!

Guardians 2

Click to blow up the image to poster size

Unlike other Marvel movies, this one doesn’t have 50 years of story (and countless fans over 50) behind it. It will be interesting to see how it does at the box office. Can the Marvel magic make a hit out of a title that isn’t a household name like Spider-Man or The Hulk? Perhaps that’s why Marvel Studios started showing the trailer months before the movie opens, since it doesn’t have the built-in anticipation of, say, the Avengers sequel or another X-Men film. For a property that’s comparatively new, Guardians of the Galaxy does have some roots (pun intended) that date back even further than the Fantastic Four. And the name has been around since 1969, even though it was a very different team then.

I’m really looking forward to the movie. I especially want to see how “Hooked on a Feeling” figures into the plot.

TTA 13

The roots of Groot go way back to 1960

MSH Guardians 18

Chris Pratt lost a lot of weight for this role.

Click the link below and turn it up loud!

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David B
DJ David B.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: The X-Men and the Sentinels!

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X-men-logo

Yes, I’m still talking about X-Men: Days of Future Past since it’s still in theaters as of this writing. I’ve lost count of how many X-Men and Wolverine movies there have been so far, and we’re not done yet. X-Men: Apocalypse is coming in 2016. There’s seemingly no end to the popularity of these X-cellent and X-citing characters. And it all dates back to a humble little comic book that wasn’t a big seller in its day. Of course, the X-Men have been re-booted, re-launched and re-drawn many times since then, with characters like Wolverine, Rogue and Mystique added to the cast. But the basic premise is unchanged since those first few issues were published back in 1963 and ’64.

Which brings us to the Sentinels. Yes, the good ol’ Sentinels. First seen in issues 14, 15 and 16 of X-Men, they still live today in the new movie. That’s staying power!

I don’t have a song about the Sentinels per se, but I do have another uncanny X-Men song that you’re sure to enjoy.

X-Men 14

X-Men 15

X-Men 16

Click the link below and sing along with the Sentinels!

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David B
DJ David B.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: The Return Of The X-Men!

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Let’s see, where were we? Oh yeah, I was talking about X-Men: Days of Future Past, that third in a string of Marvel movies this season and the seventh film (but not the last) with Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine. Two Tuesdays ago, if you can remember that far back, I discussed the new movie and gave away many surprise twists of the plot that I made up. I had to. I hadn’t seen it yet. Now that I’ve seen the film I can speak more intelligently about it. But that’s just not my style.

 

So, back to Magneto.

 

The first and still the best of the evil mutants, Magneto played a big part in the first run of the X-Men comics books. (You remember comic books, those printed pamphlets they use to make before movies and the Internet took over our lives?) Once again we present a Magneto cover gallery along with a song that’s a terrific introduction to the Marvel Mutant Universe, just in case you came in late.

X-Men 4 Spanish

X-Men 7

X-Men 18

Click the link below and enjoy this X-tremely cool record.

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David B
DJ David B.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: Batman – Back To Basics

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Batman 75th

Time to dig in to the Comics Tunes mailbag (not a real bag) and read some of our recent made-up emails. This spurious email comes from an AOL address so you know it’s going to be good:

 

Dear D.J. David B.:

You did a great job writing about Catman a couple weeks ago, but what about Batman? Isn’t Batman more popular than Catman?

Signed,

Confused

 

Good point. I’ll get back to Batman this week. Here’s another ersatz email from a total stranger:

 

Dear Dave:

Nice work on the Catman tribute. Any chance of a song about Batman?

Yours truly

Bud

 

Yeah, good idea. And now, another email from a faux fan:

 

Hey, D.J.!

Your blog sucks, dude! It’s terrible. Worst. Blog. Ever. By the way, when are we going to get a Batman song?

Your friend,

Al

Thanks for the constructive criticism. I’ll get right on that if you just give me a minute. We have room for just one more contrived email:

Dear Most Wonderful Person:

I am writing to you from Nigeria where a person with the same surname as you left a big sack of cash on a bus and I wanted to give it to you as soon as you can confirm your identity by giving me your name, address, date of birth and Social Security number.

Thank you so very much.

Doug

 

That’s it for the mailbag. Now a tribute to Batman who turned 75 this year.

Bat Cave

Click to enlarge.

 

Click the link below and listen to the umpteenth version of the Batman theme.

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Bonus! A groovy Batman video of the same song. Look at those dancing girls go-go-go! Click the picture to see it all.

Bat Cave nude

 

David B
DJ David B.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: The X-Men!

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It’s out! The new movie from Marvel. No, not Captain America: Winter Soldier. No, not Amazing Spider-Man 2. No, not Guardians of the Galaxy. (That’s coming in August.) I’m talking about X-Men: Days of Future Past, the third of four Marvel movies this year. Is it just me or does it seem like Hollywood is trying to kill the goose that laid the golden egg?

 

Anyway, if you haven’t seen the new X-Men movie yet, it’s a hoot and a half! We learn that Professor X and Magneto are really brothers, and the Cyclops and Marvel Girl are Wolverine’s parents from the future. And it’s finally revealed that The Beast and Iceman are the ones who put Professor X in a wheelchair but not before having children who, in a weird time paradox, grew up to be themselves as well as their own worst enemies. All of which proves that Xavier is his own grandpa. Wow!

 

I guess I should have said “spoiler alert” first. My bad.

 

The world hasn’t been the same since the first issue of X-Men introduced Magneto way back in issue #1, only to return in issues 4, 5, 7 and 18. What’s Magneto’s appeal? His powers? His evilness? Or just his magnetic personality? Personally I think it’s the cool helmet.

 

Naturally, to tie in with all this X-citement over X-Men (see what I did there?) I have a song to share with you. It’s the X-Men theme and it has been recorded so many times already it was hard to pick which version to use. Let’s just assume this is the best rendition, shall we?

 

X-Man 1

X-Men 4

X-Men 5

Click the link below and enjoy this X-cellent song.

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David B
DJ David B.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

D. J. David B. Spins Comics-Tunes: Catman!

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Now that the excitement of Amazing Spider-Man 2 has died down, it’s back to business as usual. For those of you who came in late, that means exploring the nexus of records and comics. We call the result Comics Tunes and you should too (just to avoid confusion).

 

Our premise is that there are a load of records about comic book and comic strip characters and we want you to hear every last one of them. Of course, some characters have been immortalized in song more than others.

 

Spider-Man, for instance, has quite a number of records about him, mostly versions of the theme from the 1967 Spider-Man animated TV series. Batman is the king, though, with more songs than any other comics celeb, and most of those are adaptations of the theme from the 1966 Batman TV series. But what about those other costumed characters that didn’t have a TV series? Are there songs about them? Yes, just not as many. In fact, this may very well be the only song about Catman. You’re welcome.

 

Enjoy this cover gallery of Catman and then dance off your blue suede shoes to what may be Catman’s only song.

Catman 01

Catman 02

Catman 03

Catman 04

Catman 05

Catman 06

Catman 07

Catman 08

Catman 09

Catman 10

Catman 11

Catman 12

Catman 13

Click the link below and listen.

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David B
DJ David B.

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