Monthly Archives: June 2014

Archie Comics and the infamous beating off cover

Ok, what were they thinking? Sure, it was 1968 and some phrases might have meant something different than they do now. Naw, really, what were they thinking? Some comic books have fallen prey to the evolving meaning of certain words and phrases and the evidence lives on for all of us to see!

Our hero, Archie, sometimes has to do certain things to make sure his girls, yes for those of you who don’t know about Archie, he simultaneously dates two girls and they seem to be relatively ok with it. But I digress. Archie, sometimes has to rescue one or both of his girls who may fall prey to, lets say difficult situations. Archie will do just about anything to bail them out. Actually, let’s just say that Archie will do absolutely anything to bail them out. Don’t believe me? Well there is proof and it’s here in full color on the Archie Comics cover of “Betty And Me” #16.

Archie will do anything to rescue his girl Betty.

Archie will do anything to rescue his girl Betty.

There we go, even as far back as 1968, Archie shows he is a man of many talents. This cover is uncredited but I wish I knew who came up with the dialog so I could shake their hand…er maybe not…

The Comic Book Convention and Cosplay part 2!

In Part 1 we had a look at one of the most enjoyable part of comic book conventions a.k.a. comic con(s), that being all those great fans dressed up as their favorite characters and sharing them with us in Cosplay. Comic book universes can cross with just about anything and vice versa. You can even invite these fans to Cosplay in your comic book store. How about an online comic shop? Hmmmm… But I digress… Let’s jump into part 2 of some of my favorite Cosplayers in the past 3 years:

Here is a wandering Batman Comics universe:

The Batman Comics bad guys cosplayers!

The Batman Comics bad guys cosplayers!

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New comics added Jun 15, 2014

Here is what’s new at online comic store today:

These new hard to find variant comics have been added to Cyber Comics and Toys. Get them before they are gone!

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New variant comics added Jun 14, 2014

Here is what’s new at online comic store today:

Added the the following limited edition variant comic books which are now up for grabs!

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Vampirella Sad Wings Of Destiny By Joe Jusko master painter

Joe Jusko has given us many a comic cover to mull over for inclusion in the all-time favorite comic covers. Where Joe Jusko excels is in the mastery of paint. Whether it be with brush or virtual brush he is able to capture much in one image. He has worked many times with Vampirella giving him insight into the mind of this classic comic character and one of the original “Bad Girls” of comics. Case in point, with the 1996 release of Vampirella Sad Wings of Destiny (one-shot), Joe Jusko has given us one of the most realistic bust ever to grace a comic book cover: Continue reading

The Comic Book Convention and Cosplay!

One of the best things to come to the modern comicon is Cosplay. See Part 2 here. See part 3 here. Cosplay is short form for Costume Play and one of the great things about it, there are no rules. Well, some of the more family oriented cons frown a bit on “excessively” exposed skin but beyond that, sky’s the limit. The effort that goes into a Cosplay costume can be most impressive!

Can you count all the real feathers?

Can you count all the real feathers?

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New comics added Jun 10, 2014

Here is what’s new at Cyber Comics and Toys today:

Added the the following comics which are now up for grabs!

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