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The Fury of EGG FU,
A tale of unbearable menace!


Super-villains simply do NOT come any whackier than "Egg Fu the Fifth," a giant evil supercomputer that looks like an Oriental Humpty Dumpty, talks like Tojo on LSD, and plots world domination like Stalin. The tireless Egg Fu first appeared in Wonder Woman #156 (pictured below left). Then, in WW #158, he executed his fiendish "Mustache Trap." His sole purpose: the annhilation of the free world. Diabolical! But is Egg Fu really the most startling villain ever devised, like the copy on the cover to the right says? Well, we challenge you to name a villain who's MORE startling! Click the page in the middle or here for a bigger version of the center page. Read it, and you'll soon agree that NO ONE is more startling than Egg Fu. Heeee -- HO!

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Hawkman's "door problem" is back

As previously discussed, Hawkman is a bit slow, may have Asthma, and has trouble remembering how to open doors (see panel below). Now, rumors of a new Rannian superweapon being successfully tested have reached the "Winged Wonder," and seem to have caused a relapse of Hawkman's "door problem."
Will he recover in time to lead Thanagar in the Rann/Thanagar war? As you can see, he recently came close to destroying the entire Justice League when he forgot to shut the door to the JLA satellite, causing a massive explosion. Staff physician Dr. Mid-Nite is currently examining Hawkman, and thinks Nexium, the little purple pill, may be the answer. Stay tuned.


ART: The Brave and the Bold #44 by Joe Kubert; Justice League of America #31 by Sekowsky/Anderson

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Silver Surfer and Galactus by Jack Kirby

Left is a card from the Marvel "Silver Age" series, a recolored version of an old poster Jack Kirby did for Marvel in the 1960s. Click the pic or here for a bigger, cosmic-powered pic.


Boys will be boys: Brainy, Commando and Big

Brain Boy #5 by Prezio, Boy Commandos #24 by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Adventures of the Big Boy #15 by some Godforsaken artist who wished he could break into the big time, but instead wound up doing free give-away books about junk food mascots.

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Dial H for HERO: The Mole

One of the very first super-heroes I turned into after finding my dial was the gent on the left: The Mole. That's right -- I dialed H for HERO, and my body changed into the rat-like, drill-headed superhero you see here. My powers? Well, like an actual mole, I could... dig. Stop laughing! I could dig REALLY FAST! And I was able to tunel through the earth. And I could also throw tons of dirt on bad guys. Well, it may not seem like much to you, but I thought it was pretty cool at the time. Sockamagee!

ART: A panel from House of Mystery #156 by Jim Mooney


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Betty and Veronica get "Cosmo" makeover

Last week, Betty & Veronica Spectacular #70 hit the racks -- with its new "b&v" logo, and Cosmopolitian magazine-inspired cover look. The design utilizes typography and cover blurbs usually found on glossy women's magazines. Will this redesign help Archie Comics win back the hearts and minds of America's pre-teen females -- and males? Sockamagee! With "cool beach fashions" like that skimpy white bikini, as well as weirdly glowing purple make-up, it can't miss!

Classic comic book advertisment (1969)

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