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Promotional Buttons, 1986 Thanksgiving Weekend

I previously blogged about the first convention I ever went to (during Thanksgiving weekend 1986), and how I didn’t hold on to one of the Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity giveaways from that show…

…however, what I did manage to hold on to (and very recently unearthed, I may add), are three of . . . → Read More: Promotional Buttons, 1986 Thanksgiving Weekend

Great Eastern Conventions, June 1989

Ad than ran in DC titles, and mind you, June ’89 was when “Batmania” hit its fever pitch; Tim Burton’s first Batman movie was released on June 23rd . . . → Read More: Great Eastern Conventions, June 1989

Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity

Poster for Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity

With the 2010 New York Comic Con over this past weekend, I looked back at my post on the first convention I ever attended: Creation, Thanksgiving ’86.

One of the memories from that show was the giveaways table at the entrance, which included pseudo-naughty promotional one-sheets and foldouts for horror . . . → Read More: Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity

Creation Conventions Schedule, February ’86 through July ’86

As advertised in . . . → Read More: Creation Conventions Schedule, February ’86 through July ’86

Killing Joke first print…and second…and…

Okay, the above pretty well represents what I remember a Great Eastern dealer having on his wall at shows circa 1990: The Killing Joke first print, on display with all the subsequent printings that had been released, at that point in time. (Can’t remember if The Killing Joke was actually up to its sixth print at . . . → Read More: Killing Joke first print…and second…and…

Warlord costumes win 1986 San Diego Comic-Con Masquerade

1986. Roughly two decades before San Diego evolved fully into the “Comic-Cannes” event that it is now. Per Wikipedia, estimated 1986 Comic-Con attendance: 6500 fans. 2010? The full convention center capacity of 125,000, as it has been for the past few years.

Okay, so, in this gem of a video embedded below, DC’s (then) PR executive Peggy . . . → Read More: Warlord costumes win 1986 San Diego Comic-Con Masquerade

The Crow

The Crow's debut in 1989, published by Caliber.

Everyone has known about The Crow since the mid ’90s, but it was on very few radars when Caliber first published the comic in 1989. It was actually brought to my attention early on.

Let me back up: As a teenager in the late ’80s, . . . → Read More: The Crow