Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Nabisco's DC Superhero Cookie Boxes and Keebler's Teen Titans PSA

Nabisco released this series of DC inspired cookies featuring artwork by Dick Gioradano in 1982.Here are 8 of the 10 that were produced. Missing from above: Superman and the Riddler.

So a few years back I saw these listed on Ebay. I did bid on them, however, I got out bid as usual. Seriously, some people have some cash to burn.

Anyway, I still think they're cool and wish I had gotten them for my collection. The hunt continues...

On a side note, in 1983 Keebler (cookies) sponsored a Teen Titans PSA about kids staying off drugs. Because Nabisco had a deal to use Robin for their cookies Keebler could not use him for their PSA so instead they created a "Robin-esque" character called the Protector. The Teen Titans with the Protector also appeared in a free comic book teaching kids the evils of illegal drugs.

For more information on the Teen Titans PSA follow the link below...
http://www.titanstower.com/source/theater/nttanimated.html

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Want It Got It TPB: Typhoid

Writer: Ann Nocenti
Artist:
John Van Fleet
Publisher:
Marvel Comics (1995)

Includes:
Typhoid #1-4

Since the Typhoid Mary's storyline in Daredevil has already been reprinted in Daredevil Legends #4.This mini-series would be a nice complement to that TPB.

Katherine Keller, Editrix In Chief at Sequential Tart says,
"Typhoid is crying for a trade collection.

The story, by Ann Nocenti, works on every level. Not only is it an excellent noir-ish detective story, filled with many plot twists and characters with many agendas at play; not only will the ending leave you downright flabbergasted (though it is totally in character); but it is also the best and most insightful exploration of Typhoid Mary.


The art? The super creepy way keen make the nerves in your teeth itch art? John Van Fleet.
Granted, some of the sequential stuff is a little rough in places (this is some of his earlier sequential work), but it's the stuff that made me an addict of his angular stylings and controlled chaos.

Oh, and let me say it again, Typhoid is crying for a trade collection."
I second that Katherine!