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Hello Happy To Read Consumer! New Selection of 2018!

8 Jan

January 8, 2018

Who doesn’t like cheesy Japanese toys? And who doesn’t love the awful translations that come with them? 

Hello happy to read consumer! As year of the new 2018 twelve months begin, it is our honor most humble and specialized that we produce our New Selection for you to investigate and think of.

Market Research team work overtime at desks of night to know what is and could have been the item that all want of all ages. Gorillas! Supers Hero! Magic and Ninja! Packaging! Of these we choose and pick choice of selection most wondrous to sell in profit centers of commerce in your town and prefecture.

BEHOLD THE NEW!

UNIVERSAL HERO VS. SUPER GORILLA 

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Allow children to be zoo keeper of SUPER GORILLA and play with simian lust and urge! Picture on package nearly match toy! SUPER!

To be clear of fact, child must be tall or larger age to play with. Four UNIVERSAL HERO OF UNIVERSE have swords to play, some with cape too, no wash?

Gather flock to store and market to purchase UNIVERSAL HERO VS. SUPER GORILLA. It is sure to be the diamond of jewel in your collection of toys in the forthcoming weather. 

 

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Happy Hanukkah, Jack Kirby and Ben Grimm!

13 Dec

Updated December 13, 2017

from December 23, 2016
and December 15, 2012

The 1976 Jack Kirby family Hanukkah card

The 1976 Jack Kirby family Hanukkah card

I am a big fan of The Fantastic Four and of them, I am first and foremost a fan of The Thing. He is easily in my top five, possibly top three comic book characters. And speaking of the First Family of Marvel Comics, Ben Grimm was created by two men who surely were members of the First Family of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

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And while many of the legends of the comic industry, like Superman creators Joe Siegel and Jerry Shuster, Will Eisner, Stan Lee and Jack “King” Kirby were Jewish, it doesn’t necessarily follow that their famous creations are Jewish. Superman is not Jewish, The Spirit is not Jewish (though many of Will Eisner’s contemporary creators contend that Eisner always implied that he was. So maybe…)

But Benjamin Jacob Grimm is undoubtedly Jewish.

And here's his bar mitzvah to prove it.

And here’s his bar mitzvah to prove it.

From wikipedia, oy vey!:

In keeping with an early taboo in the comic superhero world against revealing a character’s religion, the fact that Grimm was Jewish was not explicitly revealed until four decades after his creation, in the story, “Remembrance of Things Past” (in Fantastic Four, vol. 3, #56, August 2002). In this story, Grimm returns to his old neighborhood to find Mr. Sheckerberg, a pawn shop owner he had known as a child. Flashbacks during this story reveal Grimm’s Jewish heritage, and he even recites the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer often recited over the dead and dying, over the dying Sheckerberg, who eventually recovers. In a later story, Grimm even agrees to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah, since it has been 13 years (the age a Jewish boy celebrates his Bar Mitzvah) since he began his “second life” as the Thing. To celebrate the ceremony, Grimm organizes a poker tournament for every available superhero in the Marvel Universe.

It is a fact that The Thing is in many ways just Jack Kirby writing himself on the page. While The Spirit may be what Will Eisner wished to be, in many was The Thing is who Jack Kirby really was.

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Remind you of anyone?

 

Some personality traits of the cantankerously lovable, occasionally cigar-smoking, Jewish native of the Lower East Side are popularly recognized as having been inspired by those of co-creator Jack Kirby, who in interviews has said he intended Grimm to be an alter ego of himself.

So as we approach The Festival of Light, it is only appropriate to wish both Ben Grimm and Jack Kirby a very

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