Monday, January 7, 2019

Burger Time!

This delightful cover for Action Comics by the often overlooked Bob Oksner just makes me laugh. 

There was a whimsy and sheer sense of fun along with the awesome for the Superman covers of this era. Then it got all serious and they became far less interesting. 

The cover also reminded of the vintage video game Burger Time. I'm old and only ever played video games in their natural habitat, the arcade, and I remember this one was a good time.

The sophistication of modern games leaves me cold and in the dust. I'm sure I'd be a total fail trying to revive old reflexes to manage the modern challenges. Leave it to the young I say. 

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  1. Rip, nice to see a 'tip of the hat' to Bob Oksner! His work shines with fun in some of my favorite Silver/Bronze age DCs, such as Jerry Lewis; and especially "Angel and the Ape". Great stuff.

    And, "Burgertime" was a blast! I put way too many quarters in that machine in the Washington Square Mall arcade. You just can't beat those 8-bit graphics.

    1. Oksner is a fave for sure. His Lois Lane covers are among the sexiest ever done in the medium. His art bristles with energy.

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  2. CAPTAIN HERO (a.k.a. Forsythe P. Jones): "Why didn't I think of that?!"


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