Talking with The Dastardly Best Friend yesterday, and he mentioned some stuff he picked up from the webstore of Graphitti Designs (the company that does the comics-and-general-geek-interest T-Shirts, pins, etc.).
Digging around that site is BAD for Gareth.
For example: Here we have the Rocketeer Thrill Club Pin. (That’s the design. It’s actually bronze-y metal)
In the same vein, here’s The Doc Savage Club Pin, a replica of the original from the 1930s.
Both of which would absolutely KILL on my brown leather flight jacket.
But it gets worse….then I discovered the Prints.
The problem with being into Doc Savage is that pretty much most of the merchandise you find (what little there is of it) uses the James Bama illustrations from the 1960s paperback reprints (the bodybuilder physique, the skull-cap style hair, etc.). You almost never see anything that uses the art of the original pulps. Which is why I went dopey when I saw this Walter Baumhofer print, which is the image from the cover of the first issue in March of 1933. Guh.
Then I saw this entry: A signed and numbered Green Hornet print by Jim Steranko. It has no image available…but I know that Steranko only did one Green Hornet image….the cover of NOW comics’ version in the late 80s. So I dug around and found an image of it elsewhere: This is it. Guh again.
Man. I don’t want to look around that site any more. Who the hell knows what else I’ll find.
(and yes, I’m using a new icon for this entry — Superman by Alex Ross.)