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  1. #61
    Happy 75th birthday, Superman!

    (What? He died once! He just got better.)
    Tommy, close your eyes.

  2. #62
    That first Action Comics issue was a total rip-off of Amazing Spiderman #306.

    But I always liked Nietzsche's run on the series better.
    "That's what Sheev said."

  3. #63
    I just found out that a second of my grandparents owned Action #1! That's $4 million I could have had!!! My paternal grandmother owned a copy that her mother threw out when she was sent to summer camp, and now I learn that my maternal grandfather also owned a copy and the same thing happened to him. Parents! (In my case, that'd be "great grandparents!")

    Nietzsche's run was a total ripoff, "The Overman", how lazy can you get?!? Worst character name ever.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

  4. #64
    And I thought my dad's "I owned Fantastic Four #1" was impressive. Dayum.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

  5. #65
    I could've bought an Amazing SM #1 (in VF condition) for an even $1K at a comic shop in the late '80s. But there was just one small issue (pun ALWAYS intended) with me doing so then...

    I think my dad had an early Mickey Mantle baseball card in his collection that my grandma (ahem) "placed elsewhere."
    "That's what Sheev said."

  6. #66
    Rosie the Riveter first appeared on S.E.P.'s cover today, 70 years ago. We can do it! (even though I always thought she was making a rude arm gesture)
    "That's what Sheev said."

  7. #67
    Both Marilyn Monroe & Norma Jean Mortenson would've been 85 today. Weird. A decade older than Superman, too.
    "That's what Sheev said."

  8. #68
    Since I'm pretty sure they've all died at least once, today is the 50th anniversary of the first appearance of the X-Men in X-Men #1.

    And the first appearance of the Avengers in Avengers #1.

    Considering the titles they were already working on, it's staggering how much quality work Lee and Kirby produced in the early days of Marvel. If you were to make a movie or a book about comic creators and attribute that number of successful comics and characters to only two people in such a short time, no one would believe it.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

  9. #69
    The writer of the greatest opening line in literary history, Franz Kafka would've been awakened by uneasy dreams to find he had been transformed into a baby human being 130 years ago.
    "That's what Sheev said."

  10. #70
    Today was also the birthday of the great Mississippi John Hurt, one of the bestest guitar players ever.
    Tommy, close your eyes.


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