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April Fool!

I don’t really have anything funny to post, so I’ll repost three images of comics’ greatest clown, the Joker! Hoodlum Harlequin, Menacing Mountebank, Clown Prince of Crime! First a shot from his debut, drawn by Jerry Robinson (story by Bill Finger) —And then one of the most classic Joker covers, by Neal Adams.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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Comics covers about social distancing

Like this 1958 image by Ruben Moreira, clearly anticipating the importance of avoiding COVID-19 in 2020!Even the Justice League, as drawn by Murphy Anderson, get the importance of isolation.Flash later decided to break quarantine and not even wash his hands. Good thing the Weather Wizard was there! Art by Infantino.Superman is a lot more responsible, as shown by Al Plastino —Other people, as Bob Brown shows, have to be encouraged more forcefully.Hopefully you’ll be more sensible, like this woman in Ruben Moreira’s cover. Nobody’s making her into a carrier!#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holder.

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Science/tech links and SF comics cover art

What is Stockholm Syndrome and does it really happen?

Could the U.S. government shut down our Internet?

How good are online DNA testing services?

Antarctic temperatures are hitting 60 and 70 degrees. It’ll get worse.

IBM touted Watson as the AI that could cure cancer. They overhyped.

The Pentagon is sitting on a lot of the bandwidth needed for 5G networks.

Some hospitals think a great way to train medical students in pelvic exams is to have them make exams on unconscious patients without their consent. This may be even creepier.

IBM touted Watson as the AI that could cure cancer. They overhyped.

What we can learn about the past by studying tooth tartar.

New ideas about how humans feel pain.

I’ve always thought of clothes moths as a problem left behind in our past. But no, they’re not.

The secrets behind the E-13B typographic characters.

With so much proprietary software in farm equipment, John Deere claims farmers have no right to make their own repairs.

#SFWApro. Cover by Jack Kirby, Bob Brown, Kirby, Brown, Sheldon Moldoff and Murphy Anderson.

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Due to Mysticon, I didn’t see any movies last weekend —

So I have nothing to review. So instead, enjoy this gloriously oddball Joe Kubert cover, part of DC’s long tradition of using apes on comics covers to boost sales (apparently it worked)#SFWApro. All rights to image remain with current holder.

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And yet more covers

I think this one by John Schoenherr is eerie. How about you? I particularly like the little rover.Another Schoenherr, more macabre (as the cover notes) in tone.Otto Storch contributes a mystery cover.And so does Gerald GreggAnd inevitably, I’m throwing in a Powers cover.And one by Milton Luros. Why exactly does the Earthman want to stab the woman? I’ll probably never find out.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain to current holders.

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It’s hump day, keep fighting!

See the work week fall before your sword!And never give up, never surrender!#SFWApro. Covers by Ken Kelly top and Jerry Grandenetti, all rights remain with current holders.

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Mr. and Mrs. Killraven and other cover art

First we have John Romita’s cover for Killraven, Marvel’s SF hero in a future world where HG Wells’ Martians returned and took over —And about two years later we got … another Killraven! Coincidence? Was it the Martian invasion that gave her “a wedding born of terror?” Art is uncredited in any case.Moving to non-Killraven images, we have the futuristic Wonder Bra in Earle Bergey’s cover!Then there’s this one by Rafael de Soto.A great little novel and a typical Powers cosmic-looking cover.Kelly Freas shows that even on Mars they hate bagpipes.I like this George Rozen cover simply because the text reveals the backup story stars “the bowling detective.”A Gerald Gregg mystery cover.

And one by Robert Gibson Jones.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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So yesterday’s double post—

Was because I mistakenly scheduled the post on strong female leads for Monday instead of today. So instead, here’s a cover by Bob Brown —And one by Bernard Sachs. #SFWApro. All rights to covers remains with current holders.

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Important advice for cosplayers

Always get costumes from a reputable dealer you can be confident hasn’t placed any magical spells on them!#SFWApro. Art by Dick Dillin. All rights to image remain with current holder.

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Let’s lay down some cover!

First one by Veligursky that conveys a colorful mix of stories lies within.Next Earl Bergey gives us a woman in an odd looking evening gown — seriously, what’s with that starfish?I can’t say this Albert Drake cover is great, but I do love the title pun.No gratuitous sexiness here, the alien just walked in on the redhead in the shower. Art is uncredited.This guy is presumably meant to be Hitchcock, but if so the uncredited artist blew it.And does Mike Shayne not look like his reaction is “ugh, girl cooties!”And an uncredited but striking cover to finish up.#SFWApro. All rights to images remain with current holders.

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