Well, crap, I was going to bring in some extra stuff to scan for the blog; I'll have to do it next week. For now, here are two treasures that came in the mail this week. These are from a rare series of trading cards that used stills from vintage monster movies. What I like about these cards is, they are respectful to the subject matter, and don't try to put a "funny" caption on them...I'm sure that being a child in the early 60's was very innocent and great and all that, and, while I'd buy any Godzilla-related "comedy" card in a heartbeat, they still sort of make me irate.
Anywho, let's get to the subject at hand. Here's the first one:
By the time these cards came out, KING KONG VS GODZILLA had already happened, and Godzilla was "Godzilla" again...but this card still acknowledges that, at least in America, there was a "fire monster."
Oh, by the way, these cards aren't without lame humor, either...they just save it for the BACK of the card:
Next is another from the same series:
Aww, Baby Rodan, hatching from his egg! They grow up so fast! (Oh hell's bells, I just realized I just made my own stupid caption for this card! A thousand apologies! I take it all back.)
|Anyone willing to translate this into real, actual humor that makes sense, write me.|
Unfortunately, that's all for now...there are more of these, even more from different series, and they are quite in the "not cheap" category, so I'll have to keep digging for affordable ones!
I do actually own one of the "funny" ones that I've had since I was a kid...it's hard to tell, but my assumption was that it was from "The Land Unknown," but who knows: