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A gathering of Flash's Rogues Gallery in the dining room of the Central City Jail circa 1965:

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Weather Wizard: "You Piper are so pathetic. A whopping 32 issues four years and four months apart before you got a return appearance in The Flash!

Pied Piper: "Yeah, but I was in Justice League 14 in the interim though!"

Weather Wizard: "Fffffttttt!!!! You had nothing but a bit part so that hardly counts as a proper appearance. Worse yet you were just a lackey of Mister Memory, who himself turned out to be the mind wiped stooge of Professor Amos Fortune!"

Heat Wave: "Yeah, heeeee, heeee! Just the lackey of a mindless stooge!"

Pied Piper: "Actually, speaking of reappearances, I just looked through my collection of Flash comics and you didn't get a return engagement with the scarlet boy scout for a colossal 35 issues spanning four years and five months!"

Weather Wizard: "Did too! I had a whole story in Flash 130!"

Pied Piper: "Hah! You didn't even go up against the Flash though! You were beaten by a little kid and some two-bit superhero with stretching powers who wasn't even good enough to be a member of the Justice League."

Weather Wizard: "See! It was two against one!"

Pied Piper: "What did the Elongated Man have to stretch to put you down? His nose, his ear?"

Trickster: "Giggle! There be only one body part I'm willing to stretch!"

Top: "Me I wouldn't need no secret elixirs either. That Sue babe of Dibny's could sure stretch it for me."

Weather Wizard: "I tell you, it wasn't fair! I was double teamed." 

Pied Piper: "You couldn't even beat Aquaman or even Batman let alone the Flash. You're more pathetic than I could ever be."

Weather Wizard: "Am not!"

Heat Wave: "Well you're both beyond pathetic in my book."

Pied Piper: "Look who's talking! The johnny-come-lately who didn't even appear on the scene until I had three appearances under my belt!"

Captain Cold: "Yeah, the kids who were buying my first appearance in Showcase 8 in 1957 had all graduated to Playboy before hot head here arrived on the scene." 

Weather Wizard: "Yeah, junior here wasn't even around when DC comics were still a dime."

Heat Wave: "You should talk! I still beat you onto a cover by five issues."

Weather Wizard: "Not true! I was there on the cover of #110. You just couldn't see me for the flood I was stirring up, that's all."

Captain Cold: "It was my appearance on the cover of The Flash 140 that made it an item on newsstands anyway."

Heat Wave: "Yeah sure, pops."

Captain Cold: "Speaking of which everybody knows I'm the greatest Flash villain of them all! I've been around since the Flash's second newsstand appearance way back in 1957 and I've plagued him ever since."

Mirror Master: "Well you got the plague part right anyway. I'm the one who got the first cover though, and it was for issue #105 the one that relaunched the series! None of you can come close to matching that."

Captain Cold: "Fffffttttt! You play with mirrors like a woman!"

Mirror Master: "Yeah well I still had two cover appearances under my belt before you got your first!"

Albert Desmond: "Can anybody tell me who I am today?"

Grodd: "All nonsense! Everybody knows that I'm the greatest Flash villain of them all!" 

Mirror Master: "Hah! Your waistline may be the greatest, but you're nothing but a big hairy ape! You're so ugly that Julius didn't put you on a cover until your fifth appearance in issue #127."

Grodd: "Lies! I was on the cover of #115."

Mirror Master: "Doesn't count. You weren't your fat hairy self on that cover. Like I say, you were too ugly to get a cover yet."

Trickster: "Hey, who ate all the bananas?"

Abra Kadabra: "It was the overgrown ape again."

Top: "You're all pathetic. Except for the hairy ape and he doesn't count, all any of you losers ever did was rob banks and jewellery stores. I was going to blow up half the world in issue #122 until that meddlesome do-gooder interfered."

Trickster: "Could have, would have, should have!"

Top: "Huh?"

Trickster: "The world's all still here, isn't it? The point is you didn't get it done. The only thing you got done was a fast trip to the hoosegow."

Heat Wave: "Yeah! What a loser."

Albert Desmond: "But why am I here?"

Captain Boomerang: "It's elementary my dear Doctor. You've been a very nasty boy starting way back in your Showcase 13 and 14 appearances before the Flash even got his own title, so nasty in fact that most people haven't forgotten."

Abra Kadabra: "I'm #1 though! My collection of The Flash ranks above any of yours in the CGC data base."

Heat Wave: "Huh? CGC? What's that?"

Abra Kadabra: "You wouldn't know. That's in the future. I've had the top ranked Flash collection at CGC since 6349."

Captain Boomerang: "Well that won't be for a few years anyway and I'll match my issues #117, 124 and 148 up against anybody's in the right here and now!"

Trickster: "Hmmmppphhfff! Nothing but your own appearances, if you can even call them that. Talk about pathetic. I don't know what's more pathetic, you or your comic collection."

Professor Zoom: "Well I'm going to be badder than any of you saps, just you wait and see!"

Abra Kadabra: "Yeah, sure. What do you want from us? Applause?"

Professor Zoom: "Just wait I say. I'll show you the meaning of 'dastardly'!"

Top: "Is that true, Kadabra?"

Abra Kadabra: "I don't know.. My comics are all sealed in plastic slabs so I've not been able to read any of them."

Captain Boomerang: "But that doesn't make any sense. Why would you or anybody want comics you can't read?"

Abra Kadabra: "You'll have to wait 35 years before you understand."

Albert Desmond: "But I just wish I knew who I was this week."

Top: "Somebody here could certainly use some more electro-shock therapy."

Captain Boomerang: "Look who's talking! Hey, who farted?"

Professor Zoom: "I think it was the hairy ape again."

Trickster: "Well then that's my cue. I'm gonna run. Hey! Which one of you crooks stole my shoes?"

:devil:

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This has FAR too much great comic content to be stuck in the water cooler.I mean,it did get shadrock to drop by,but golly gee willickers,it really is in the wrong place.

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1 hour ago, namisgr said:

Jose and Manuel were a pair of crows that appeared in a small handful of Looney Tunes cartoons in the 1950s:
 

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That just flashed back a few memories,thank you for that!I remember sitting next to my grandfather-he LOVED Looney Tunes-and laughing like crazy at those two.This would have been in the early to mid eighties,I wonder when they were last in rotation.

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And speaking of black birds, here's the saga of Wing Ding, the character, the legend!

(Reader discretion advised. Not suited for animal lovers or the faint of heart.)

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While Shari Lewis had introduced her signature character Lamb Chop on the Captain Kangaroo show in March 1956, Hush Puppy, Charlie Horse and Wing Ding were all introduced on Shari's Hi Mom show which aired on WRCA-TV in New York from 1957-59. When NBC gave Shari her first network program, The Shari Lewis Show, which debuted on 1 October 1960 replacing The Howdy Doody Show, her family of puppets made the move with her.

But a problem eventually arose. You see Wing Ding was a crow and therefore black. Wing Ding was as a result seen as a caricature of an African-American by certain over-imaginative segments of the populace and thus politically incorrect. You couldn't have that kind of thing on prime time TV, now could you? So at some point Shari bowed to parental or network pressure and had Wing Ding put down. Yes, truly a very sad, cruel and tragic ending to a beloved TV character from the fifties.

:/

After The Shari Lewis Show's run ended in 1963, NBC unaccountably taped the 1964 and national conventions over The Shari Lewis Show tapes thus destroying them! I wonder how much that cost NBC and Shari Lewis in lost future syndication revenues?

Though long gone from the airwaves, Wing Ding still survives in the hearts of fans since his noble visage continues to adorn many Shari Lewis collectibles from the early sixties:

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Including these from my own collection:

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looks like your old thread is unlocked.. 

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Yes!

:applause:

Now I'm trying to get the new thread I re-started on Wednesday consolidated into this one.

:juggle:

 

 

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Congrats!  Thanks

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15 minutes ago, Nice Face said:

Booooo! Put this thread back in the Journal section where it belongs!

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1 hour ago, Nice Face said:

Booooo! Put this thread back in the Journal section where it belongs!

who is this? you obviously were here before as you mentioned CGCshare.com or something like that from back in the day... 

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Hey Hep,never asked-any Homer the Happy Ghost in the stash?

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No, no Homer the Happy Ghost. Plenty of Spooky, a number of Casper and this one solitary Timmy the Timid Ghost though!

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But I agree that Homer is a must title for any self-respecting Marvel comics collector.

(thumbsu

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So due to changes in this and other forums, a lot of pictures seem to have disappeared from the posts I've made in the last two years. Let me try to fix those posts. From 22 December 2017:

 

Here are scans of a baker's dozen of the Murphy Anderson covers from my collection that I like the best:


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On 11/16/2019 at 11:20 PM, Hepcat said:

No, no Homer the Happy Ghost. Plenty of Spooky, a number of Casper and this one solitary Timmy the Timid Ghost though!

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But I agree that Homer is a must title for any self-respecting Marvel comics collector.

(thumbsu

:)

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What? How/why did you get all those copies of the same issue? 

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The two on the left look really nice!

(thumbsu

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1 minute ago, Hepcat said:

What? How/why did you get all those copies of the same issue? 

:whatthe:

The two on the left look really nice!

(thumbsu

Thanks Hep. Pop over to my Brent thread and all will be revealed....

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A boss thread indeed! Charlton comics are very cool.

(thumbsu

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On 11/13/2019 at 3:06 PM, F For Fake said:

I think you should definitely get the old thread opened up, but also keep this one open and just post pics of Hammer Horror babes.

Here then is Madeline Smith from The Vampire Lovers if you need something to tide you over:

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:luhv:

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Repairing and re-entering a post from 31 December 2017:
 
Here are my ten favourite toys from my childhood years. I limited my selections to only those toys I either had or really coveted but never managed to obtain as a kid. Accordingly I rejected a bunch of really cool toys from that era that I'd love to have today simply because I just don't remember being aware of them at the time, e.g. Ideal King Zor, Kenner Give-A-Show Projector, MPC Pop-Tops, Ideal Godzilla Board Game, Hamilton's Invaders, Marx Prehistoric Times Playset, etc, etc.

Here then in rough order is my list:

MY TEN FAVOURITE TOYS FROM MY CHILDHOOD YEARS


1. Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist Laboratory

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2. Monogram 330P/LM Ferrari 1/32 Scale Slot Car Kit

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3. Aurora Bride of Frankenstein Model Kit
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4. Nash Skateboard (wooden with steel wheels)
 
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5. Lionel HO Electric Train Set with Launching Helicopter and Bobbing Head Giraffe Cars
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6. Revell Rat Fink Model Kit

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7. Duncan Imperial Spin Top

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8. Marx Three Keys to Treasure Bagatelle

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9. Hasbro Marble Maze

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10. Kenner Rocky & Bullwinkle Presto Sparkle Paint Set
 
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1 hour ago, Hepcat said:
Repairing and reentering a post from 31 December 2017:
 
Here are my ten favourite toys from my childhood years. I limited my selections to only those toys I either had or really coveted but never managed to obtain as a kid. Accordingly I rejected a bunch of really cool toys from that era that I'd love to have today simply because I just don't remember being aware of them at the time, e.g. Ideal King Zor, Kenner Give-A-Show Projector, MPC Pop-Tops, Ideal Godzilla Board Game, Hamilton's Invaders, Marx Prehistoric Times Playset, etc, etc.

Here then in rough order is my list:

MY TEN FAVOURITE TOYS FROM MY CHILDHOOD YEARS


1. Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist Laboratory

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2. Monogram 330P/LM Ferrari 1/32 Scale Slot Car Kit

AFerrari.jpg
 
AFerrariinterior.jpg


3. Aurora Bride of Frankenstein Model Kit
JCbridefranknstnMIBA_lg.jpg
 
4. Nash Skateboard (wooden with steel wheels)
 
ANash.jpg

5. Lionel HO Electric Train Set with Launching Helicopter and Bobbing Head Giraffe Cars
lionelho0319-Y1A_zpsc71bb0a4.jpg
 
17-09-2013101924PM_zps3e2349dd.jpg
 
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6. Revell Rat Fink Model Kit

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7. Duncan Imperial Spin Top

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8. Marx Three Keys to Treasure Bagatelle

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9. Hasbro Marble Maze

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10. Kenner Rocky & Bullwinkle Presto Sparkle Paint Set
 
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really cool stuff I wanted that mad scientist chemistry kit when I was younger but it wasn't that exact one maybe a more modern version of it.. Still really cool stuff.

I remember seeing some Rat Fink Car models or hot wheels can't remember on that show American Pickers.

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