Presidential Monsters, Action Figures Portray U.S. Presidents as Universal Monsters

Presidential Monsters ($25-$30) is a series of 8 1/2″ fully poseable action figures by Heroes In Action Toys that portray current and historical U.S. Presidents as recognizable Universal Monsters. They are available to purchase online.

Milestones With An Oreo Twist

This year, Oreo turns 100 years young and they want all their fans to celebrate the kid inside. Follow Oreo on Facebook and check out some clever historical moments, milestones and holidays with an Oreo twist. Ad Agency Draftfcb created these clever images.

A History of New York in 50 Objects

The New York Times distills the history of New York City into 50 objects in this fascinating interactive feature by Sam Roberts. The objects span the city’s prehistory (mastodon tusk, 11,000 BC) to the colonial period (English-Dutch dictionary, 1730), to the modern era (MetroCard, 1994). The feature is inspired by the BBC radio show, “AContinue reading “A History of New York in 50 Objects”

10 Ways Spider-Man Has Amazed The World

In 1962 Stan Lee and Steve Ditko established Spider-Man’s Spidey’s origin in Amazing Fantasy No. 15, the tale that introduced geeky Peter Parker to the world and gave him fantastic powers via the bite of a radioactive spider. Wednesday marks the release of the oversized Amazing Spider-Man Issue 692 in honor of Spidey’s 50th anniversary.Continue reading “10 Ways Spider-Man Has Amazed The World”

Stephen King’s New Lieutenant’s Rap – The Prized Pamphlet With An Interesting History & An Unknown Future

I have been reading and collecting Stephen King books since 1983 and the one book that has eluded me and many other collectors is “The New Lieutenant’s Rap”. This prized pamphlet has an interesting history and an unknown future. Philtrum Press is a small publishing house run by Stephen King which has printed the following works:Continue reading “Stephen King’s New Lieutenant’s Rap – The Prized Pamphlet With An Interesting History & An Unknown Future”

Happy Birthday Hulk: Celebrating 50 Years of the Big Green Monster

After the Fantastic Four ushered in the Marvel age of comics in the early 1960s, creator Stan Lee felt pressure to produce another character that could rival their success. Lee—together with artist Jack Kirby—combined aspects of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein to create a monster for the nuclear age: The Incredible Hulk. HulkContinue reading “Happy Birthday Hulk: Celebrating 50 Years of the Big Green Monster”

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On

A short film that tells the story behind the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster. Its origins at the beginning of WWII and its rediscovery in a bookshop in England in 2000, becoming one of the iconic images of the 21st century. Film, music, script and narration by Temujin Doran.

The Joker: A Visual History of the Clown Prince of Crime

The Joker: A Visual History of the Clown Prince of Crime ($35) written by Daniel Wallace is a comprehensive look at the greatest comic book villain . . . ever. Since his first appearance in 1940’s Batman #1, the Joker stands alone as the most hated, feared, and loved villain in the DC Universe. ThoughContinue reading “The Joker: A Visual History of the Clown Prince of Crime”

iPod Announced 10 Years Ago Today

Ten years ago today, Apple announced the original iPod for $399, an early step in the computer maker’s evolution into a consumer electronics giant. Designed solely to store and play music, the first iPod was distinguished by its unusually small size for a then-considerable 5 Gigabytes of storage space, enough to hold roughly 1,000 songs.Continue reading “iPod Announced 10 Years Ago Today”

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