Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Flower Women

I love The Tales of the Ghost Rider by Dick Ayers, many of which appeared in the golden age Ghost Rider comic book series of the same name, (though today's story comes from the Feb - March 1953 issue of Tim Holt #34), and as some of you know I've posted quite a few at THOIA over the years. These are usually shorter tales of old west terror, and typically they don't actually star the supernatural cowboy avenger, The Ghost Rider either. I've had this story in particular ready for a while now, but felt that with its attractive, pin-up style good girl art (its also almost like a Poison Ivy alt universe entry), that maybe The Flower Women fit just fine over here at AEET too. So, if you enjoy this story and are not familiar with these tales, head over to THOIA and search for more Tales of the Ghost Rider-- you'll be glad you did because they're all pretty great!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

AIEEEE! It's a Gashadokuro!

Speaking of spooky skeletons (see our last post too), Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki is one of my favorite horror manga and anime series-- click HERE to learn more about it-- and today's wonderfully detailed gashapon post (aka a Japanese vending machine toy that comes in a plastic capsule) documents the classic moment when everyone's favorite supernatural yokai kid, Kitaro, meets a terrifying Gashadokuro-- aka a giant starving skeleton!

This ten piece, snap together scene may look giant in these photos, but it's actually only a few inches high, and superbly designed just like all of the other toys in this series-- a few more of which I will post here over the summer occasionally to show you! For now, here's the instruction sheet and legend that also comes inside the plastic capsule with the toy pieces:

Thank you again to the super lovely Slaylien for hooking me up with these incredibly fun toys. And find out more about the ghastly giant Gashadokuro by CLICKING HERE!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Spooky Hooky!

One of my all time favorite Little Rascals shorts is Spooky Hooky from 1936. In it we find Alfalfa, Spanky, Porky, and Buckwheat trying to pull a sick-note fast one over their teacher, which ultimately leads to some scary after hours shenanigans in their schoolhouse on a dark 'n stormy night. Timeless, classic fun for all ages, and I was lucky enough just today to find a copy of it on 8mm at one of my local antique malls! O'tay!!!

Watch Spooky Hooky on youtube by CLICKING HERE! And make it a Double Feature with Hide 'n Shriek (one of my other favorite Little Rascals shorts)-- right HERE!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Squadron of Goods

More recent fun finds from my excursions into antique malls and local used record stores...


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Assorted Japanese Trinkets

There were so many fab toy stores at Nakano Broadway in Tokyo last year, that I went back nearly a half dozen times in my week long visit just to make sure I didn't miss anything! One store in particular (that I unfortunately cannot remember the name of, but do remember it was on the first floor in the back hallway on the right) had a cool deal on vintage 60's - 70's dime store items, and for $10 (or 1000 yen) you could stick your hand into a giant dump bin assortment overflowing with super stuff and pull out some real treasures!

Some highlights for me were these cardboard discs of varying sizes, featuring the likes of Gold Bat, Kitaro, Ultraman, Cashaan, Monkey King, Getter Robos, and more! I guess these are pogs, yes?

How cute are these Astroboy charms? All you need is some string for a couple of fine necklaces:

Dig this neato plastic belt holster that holds your Ultraman trading cards! Good lord though, this thing doesn't even come close to fitting my waist-- nor would it fit even a 4 year olds!

I'm already ready for New Years Eve with this awesomely loud clicker ( I believe this is Tatsunoko's Space Ace, though he's a bit off model), plus a really great Mazinger Z pinback:

And finally, a couple of neat little cardboard cut-outs of Mighty Atom and Tetsujin 28... whatever purpose they serve, I do not know. If anybody does though-- please let me know! :)

I'll update this post if I can ever remember the name of the store!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Mary Jane and Sniffles in "Trick or Treat!"

I know it's spring, but let's keep the Halloween fun going for one more post with this super cute, and adorably weird Mary Jane and Sniffles story-- PLUS some random holiday themed game and project pages featuring a few of my favorite WB cartoon characters!

From Gold Key's Golden Comics Digest #47.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Halloween in May! (2019 Edition)

When it's early May, you know we're at the halfway mark to Halloween, so here are some halloweenie highlights from not one, but two October issues of 70's Jack and Jill ('77 and '78.) Full of fun artwork and activities, spooky stories, and recipes, not to mention a TON of bats 'n cats and wicked 'ol witches. Eeeeek! And get ready, because in October I'll be posting the '79 and '80 Jack and Jill Halloween issues too! Boo!