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The Invincible Gene Colan...Order Now!

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From the blog of my good friend Clifford Meth:

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You're hearing it here first...

Marvel Entertainment will release my 128-pg. THE INVINCIBLE GENE COLAN in February, 2010, a visual biography of one of the most brilliant, sublime and influential comic artists in the history of the genre. Includes observations from Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Neil Gaiman, Walter Simonson, Marv Wolfman, Tom Palmer, Steve Gerber, Tom Spurgeon and John Romita Sr., and beautiful, eye-popping art from the Shadow Master himself.

Aardwolf Publishing will have exclusive signed/numbered copies as well as an extremely limited double-lettered remarqued, book-plated edition (containing a unique Colan sketch). If you want one of these, I urge you to order it immediately. Here’ the details:

* Signed/numbered: $60 plus $5 shipping

* Double-lettered remarqued edition (contains Colan sketch; only 52 will be created): $140 plus $5 shipping

* Special offer: With any order, add another $15 and receive THE UNCAN…

Mini Posters: Johnny Cash vs The Poseidon Adventure

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One of the more interesting parts of my movie memorabilia collection are these little mini-posters which, as far as I'm aware, originate from the UK. Most of them are two sided and were issued to theatres to place in the lobby to promote upcoming films that were relevant to the cinema in question - hence two totally different movies would be featured. Generally they featured movies from the same genre but every now and then I come across one that is just too bizarre for words. This is one such example.

I've seen the original Poseidon Adventure - hell, who, over the age of thirty five hasn't? It's one of the (unintentionally) funniest movies this side of Earthquake really and a hoot to watch. I love it. The less said about it the better, but the movie on the other side of this poster is more interesting to me really - Johnny Cash's The Gospel Road. I've never seen it. I think the closest I've come to seeing it was watching Dewey Cox about a month ago. …

Lobby Cards: Breaker Morant & King Of The Coral Sea

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Anyone who knows me well enough knows I have a genuine passion for motion pictures. I think I know more about film than I do most anything, and that includes comic books and music. Don't believe me, ask anyone that's ever questioned me on the topic. I've watched Oscar broadcasts since I can remember (and been disgusted by most) and can happily tell you where the Academy has gotten it wrong and why. In my own opinion, of course.

Part of this passion has seen me amass a rather sizable collection of motion picture related memorabilia. I have daybills going back to the 1930s, advertisements, full sized posters, photos and lobby cards. I don't just select one genre and stick to it, although I'm starting to think that I really do need to diversify, if only to stay on top of the collection. So, as I sit here on a warm Sunday morning, I thought to myself, "Self," I thought, "why not share some of the more hard to find items?" And I answered, why …

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