Captain America & Iron Man Stuff to Whet Your Civil War Appetite

Captain America: Civil War is still a week away and if you’re like me you can barely contain your excitement!

So, to help wile away the hours until then, here’s some stuff to peruse. Enjoy!

Superhero Squad Cards

When the boy was little he had all these cute little Marvel action figures that he just loved. Apparently they were really popular because they also spawned a TV show, a video game, and a set of trading cards. Here’s a sampling:




Check out the full set of Superhero Squad cards here!

1975 Topps Sticker Cards

You have to love that 70’s Marvel sense of goofiness, and these Topps stickers embody that nicely. Here’s a sampling:





Check out the entire set here!

1978 Marvel Card Game

Here’s some more 70’s Marvel in the form of a card game, and there’s a ton of Civil War characters. Here’s a sampling:







Check out the entire set here!

Captain America Coloring Book

I also love old coloring books, and this Captain America one is a hoot. Check it out:


There’s mighty punching…


Furious fighting…


And whatever this is…


Download the whole thing here.

 Marvel Superheroes Coloring Book

Last but not least is a really, and I mean really weird coloring book starring the Avengers:




Yeah, you’re gonna want to download this one. If for no other reason thatn to help Hulk with the problem in his pants. I’m not kidding.

OK, hopefully that’ll keep you occupied until Civil War comes out. Enjoy!!





Marvel Superhero Valentines (1979 Hallmark)

From 1979 Hallmark and Marvel come these super awesome superhero valentines!

You’ve got Captain America, Ms. Marvel, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and, my personal favorite, The Thing!

(And be sure to check out these 1966 Batman valentines and the SuperFriends Action Valentine Playbook as well as my valentine cartoons.)


Captain America Valentine
Captain America Valentine Back
Ms. Marvel Valentine
Iron Man Valentine Back
Hulk Valentine
Hulk Valentine Back
Spider-man Valentine
Spider-man Valentine Back
Iron Man Valentine
Iron Man Valentine Back
Thing Valentine
Thing Valentine Back

Avengers Coloring/Puzzle Book Asks You To Solve the Puzzle In Hulk’s Pants

So The Avengers comes out in just a few days and, if you’re like me, you can barely contain yourself. Need a way to keep yourself busy while you wait? Try this 1983 Marvel coloring/puzzle book!

Captain America, Hulk, Thor, and Iron Man are summoned by Blue Star to find the magic pencils and help him defeat Ashius to save the planet Fireball! But Ashius isn’t alone, you’ll also be fighting Red Skull, Rhino  and Loki!

Can you help the heroes touch their magic pencils together (I’m not kidding) in time to save Blue Star?

Click the cover to download the whole book as a PDF, and enjoy some sample pages below:

Avengers Coloring Book Cover

Avengers Coloring/Puzzle Book Inside Cover

Avengers Coloring/Puzzle Book Blue Star

Avengers Coloring/Puzzle Book Ashius

Avengers Coloring/Puzzle Book - Hulk Pants Maze

Marvel-ous Christmas

Over Thanksgiving I was out to visit the family in Iowa, and we attended the Quad City Arts Festival of Trees.

While there was plenty of great stuff to look at, I thought these two displays were especially fun:

stark gingerbread towerStark Gingerbread Tower

If I’d had a decent way to get this home, I would’ve bought it in a second. Then again I could’ve just eaten it back at the hotel. Oh well…

marvelous treeMarvel-ous Christmas Tree

Hee-hee! Love the Wolverine claws at the top! I wonder if they’re for Ol’ Saint Snikt?