Monday, April 27, 2009

Little Golden Book Monday #84

Today's Little Golden Book is Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and his Space Ship from 1952.
Text from the inside front page says; This is a brand-new story, written and illustrated especially for Golden Books. The Little Golden Books are prepared under the supervision of Mary Reed, Ph.D. formerly of Teachers College, Columbia University.
The Little Golden Books here bring you, in gay color, delightful stories and illustrations adapted from the world-famous Walt Disney Motion Pictures. In them you will find Pinocchio, The Three Little Pigs, Bambi, Dumbo, Uncle Remus, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and many other well-loved Disney characters.
Copyright 1952 by Wald Disney Productions. All rights reserved throughout the world by Walt Disney Productions. Designed and produced by The Sandpiper Press and Artists and Writers Guild, Inc. Printed in the United States of America by Western Printing and Lithographing Company. Published by Simon and Schuster, Inc., Rockefeller Center, New York 20, NY.
The artwork inside is great. I really wanted to scan a ton of pages, but as I tried to open the book enough to put it on the scanner I could see that the spine was pretty frail. I managed to scan two pages, but as you can see, I only managed to get 3/4 of the page, but this will give you an idea of how wonderful the drawings are throughout the book.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Captain Canuck Hard Cover from IDW

I am pretty excited about the upcoming release of Captain Canuck, Vol. 1 Hard Cover from IDW this summer (152 pages, $24.99). This first collection reprints issues #4-10 of the original Captain Canuck series. The second volume will contain issues #11-15 and the Summer Special. The remaining first 3 issues will be released as a special collected edition directly from creator Richard Comely. Although I have already preordered my copy of this first volume, I must say that I am somewhat disappointed by the way they have chosen to release these. I would much prefer that they either release the complete 16 issue run in one giant deluxe hard cover edition, or two volumes, the first with issues #1-8 and #9-15 + Summer Special. Ever since I heard about, I have been thinking about creating my own hard cover Captain Canuck book with all the comics in one volume, and after getting this first official hard cover, it may just whet my appetite enough to finally make my own complete edition!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Little Golden Book Monday #83

Todays Little Golden Book is My First Counting Book from 1957. First printing was the year before. I picked this one up the other day at the thrift shop, mostly because I liked the back cover which included a bunch of my favorites, Charlie the car, the Richard Scarry squirrel, the duck in the sleeping cap, Mickey Mouse and Jiminy Cricket.

The original cover price price back in 1957 was just 39 cents, but I got it even cheaper... just 15 pennies!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Little Golden Book Monday #82

Today's Little Golden Book is kind of scary. First off there are the scary looking dolls on the front cover. And then there is the fact that this book looks like someone, or SOMETHING ate the book, just have a look at that back cover! And be sure to check out Bert on the back cover... her certainly looks a little freaked out about something. Even scarier is the fact that my wife saw me scanning this book and asked where I got it? Turns out she had this book as a child (still does somewhere) and knew the story by heart.
The book is Raggedy Ann and Andy; The Little Gray Kitten from 1975.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Coca Cola King Size bottles

I went down to Seattle, WA on Saturday for the Seattle Comic Convention and had a great time (More about that in a day or two). On the way home we stopped at a 7-11 for some snacks and I found these great Coca Cola King Size bottles in the cooler alongside all the other Coke products. They have a sticker stuck to them which says that they are a product of Mexico. Here in Canad we have had the Coca Cola stuby bottles available on and off for many years, but I have have always wished they would bring back the old 355 mil King Size bottles that I remember from the 70's, so seeing these for sale at a 7-11 made my day. I bought a bunch and put them in the fridge when we got home. Today I popped one open and had it with my hot dogs and chips for lunch. And its true... things go better with Coke!