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  1. 1947 promo ornaments I wish I owned: The mismatched Buzz Sawyer ornament in the picture below is from the 1960s, not 1947, and is probably part of the same set as the ornaments posted earlier in this thread:
  2. One of the rarer King Features promo I've only seen come up for sale a few times - the 1939 box of 32 Christmas cards: Examples: There are some cool 1950s cards which are much more common.
  3. On the subject of ornaments, here's another promo item sent to editors. Sold by Hakes a few years ago:
  4. No prize if you can name every character on the cover (I can't)!
  5. I've read that King Features Syndicate used to sometimes send promo items out around Christmas, presumably to editors or others who were clients of the syndicates. I've posted this book and slipcase featuring covers by Hal Foster and cool interior "jam" illustrations by the King Features artists in the wraps, which I think is one of those promos: : But this King Features Christmas promo (I think) I just picked up is to new to me. Anyone got one?: Select interior pages: I think its cool.
  6. I'm not sure that's true. Wertham jumped on a bus in motion. He got some great press for his book and a few articles, but there were probably others who might have had the same impact in the dark days of the 1950s when censorship was on the rise in a lot of areas and government was trending towards authoritarianism in important areas. After all, the comic publishers adopted other "codes" before the CCA.
  7. When it comes to how he portrayed the contents of comics, I don't there can be much dispute that much of the comic content he described has proven to be an accurate description. SOTIcollector has found many comics matching descriptions Wertham made of comic content without identifying the title. There's also no doubt that the portrayal of women in comics during the late 1940s and 1950s are not the portrayals a father would want to show his daughter today. Where he went wrong was in his analysis of the impact of abhorrent content on kids. He fell prey to the classic mistake of reasoning by analogy instead of relying upon scientific analysis. He may not have recognized his error. It was less falsification, than logical fallacy. Sadly, that kind of anti-scientific reasoning is still used by many good, but misguided people, today. So I don't think there is much need to demonize Wertham.
  8. You make a really good point! CGC should note when EC Annuals are SOTI books. I guess Overstreet cannot because the contents change. I gotta say, though, you need a new GA collecting focus to occupy your time. Meeting a collecting goal is great and horrible at the same time. You do it, and you have to find a new goal. Given how much intellectual energy you put into your collecting, I'd suggest you go after comics that are off the beaten path, yet culturally significant like some of the red scare giveaways or other themes of that nature.
  9. First, Pluto! Fantastic! And definitely Bark's first Disney comic work, but I've seen the claim that Barks' first comic work is in Coo Coo Magazine:
  10. So your following in Gagne's footsteps? I remember him talking about his Kirby restoration project back in the day. Please don't give up and use scans. I have no need for the PS quality product. Your restoration looks great!
  11. I do have two comments about this restoration. First, as someone who has the Nelvana, Johnny Canuck, and Brok Windsor books, this restoration appears really really good. Line work restoration is fantastic! So I know that the b&w portion of the book will be up to the highest standards. Second, I do think it is wise to emulate what works, and the Barks library books by Fantagraphics are the gold standard for color GA reprints. I'd suggest you mute down your color palette a tiny bit to make the colors look more like old newsprint comics as Fantagraphics has done. AND, PLEASE PRINT YOUR BOOK ON MATTE PAPER LIKE THE FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS. Glossy paper does not suit GA reprints.
  12. Fantagraphics' Barks Library and Prince Valiant are the gold standards. But, the Barks Library is basically the same process as being used above. Personally, I like having in registration color. DonovanY is doing a good job.