Monday, March 30, 2020

Monday Madness / CoronaVirus Comics "Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic" Part 1

While we're not facing a zombie pandemic...
...this comic, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents good ideas for preparing for any pandemic, including the one we're presently experiencing!
It's a clever use of the obsession with zombies currently permeating pop culture (and I say this as someone who saw the original Night of the Living Dead in a theatre on 42nd Streen in NYC) to offer parallels between fictional and potentially-real situations, and showing how to prepare for them in an entertaining way!
(I say this as someone who saw the original Night of the Living Dead in a theatre on 42nd Street in NYC and wondered what took the rest of the world to catch up!)
To Be Continued
In the meantime... read up on how to prepare for any pandemic (and download some kool stuff!)

Sunday, March 29, 2020

America: Post-CoronaVirus?

Is this our future...
...thanks to the ineptitude of Don da Con?
Legendary artist Basil Wolverton did these illustrations for articles in a religious organization's magazine about the Book of Revelations.
They were later compiled, along with others, into a multi-volume version of the Bible by that same organization which covered from Genesis to Revelations!
Be here Tuesday as we reveal the final image in the series that was so shocking, the editors initially refused to publish it!
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Compiled and edited by Wolverton's son, Monte, the 304-page Bible Stories includes all of Wolverton's artwork for the Worldwide Church of God project.
Recording artist and noted EC Comics authority Grant Geissman (Tales of Terror: The E.C. Companion and Foul Play!: The Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s E.C. Comics!provides an insightful foreword, while Monte Wolverton delivers commentary and background in the introduction and in each section.
This volume is authorized and commissioned by the Worldwide Church of God and endorsed by the Wolverton family.
BTW, Many of the illustrations (some never previously-published) are regarded as Basil Wolverton's finest work.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

CoronaVirus Comics...Because Somebody Has to Take Your Minds Off the Current Disaster... presenting tales of fictional epidemics both on this blog...
...and our other RetroBlogs, including...
(you'd be amazed at how many romance comics stories involve disease)...
...and, this week, the remainder of the RetroBlogs will have CoronaVirus-themed posts!
Plus, we're introducing a new RetroBlog...Medical Comics...dedicated to tales of doctors, nurses, technicians, even orderlies, all of whom we literally couldn't live without!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday Fun with CoronaVirus Comics MAD "Microscopic Look at Modern-Day Bacteria"

Think our concerns about diseases and a possible plague are something new?
This never-reprinted feature from MAD Magazine #153 (1972) combines humor with medicine and politics!
Among those whom writers Max Brandel & Frank Jacobs and artist Bob Clarke skewer are President Richard Nixon (R), Vice-President Spiro Agnew (R), conservative Presidential candidate George Wallace (I), and the radical liberal Students for a Democratic Society!
(Google them if you're too young to remember!)
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Thursday, March 26, 2020

CoronaVirus Comics TWILIGHT ZONE "Plague"

Submitted for your approval...
...a tale so frightening, it couldn't be told on TV...but it did appear in comic books...only in...The Twilight Zone!
There wasn't a sequel to this never-reprinted story by writer Leo Dorfman and illustrator Joe Orlando (with an assist from Mike Sekowsky) from Gold Key's Twilight Zone #20 (1967)!
Perhaps it's best we never know,,,
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and the sequel