Cover of Frew Publication’s first ever issue of The Phantom. 1948

Three years before Batman donned his cape and cowl, and two before Superman crashed into a field in Smallville, there was another hero who would leave an indelible mark on the history of pop culture.

He wore a skin tight costume and a black mask. He left his symbol upon…


You Don’t Even Have to Blow Them Up

Jenna Jameson, the worlds’ most famous pornstar. Image from 1001-Wallpapers.

NOTE: While none of the links in this article go to porn sites or show nudity, some may be considered NSFW.

One of the great things about the hobby of collecting is that you are constantly finding things you never knew existed. Recently when trawling through eBay for some items…


As I said in your Chun-Li article, it's great to see women gamers calling this stuff out. Sarkeesian may have had a noble goal for her videos, but her method of achieving that goal completely negates any positives.

She shows footage out of context, picks very specific frames that help…


Cover of a ca. 1936 Tijuana bible: “The Adventures of a Fuller Brush Man” (non-offensive). Found on Wikipedia.

Just FYI, some links are NSFW.

Rule 34 of the Internet reads something along the lines of “if it exists, there is a porn version of it.” Anyone who has spent any longer than an hour online knows this to be true. …


Frederic Wertham

With every generation, a new kind of media comes along that “threatens to destroy the moral fibre of the youth”. Today, it is social media. In the mid-’90s to early 2000s, it was video games and before that, rock music and television. In the 1940’s it was comic books.

During…


The façade of the park

In the 90’s Sega was the king of video games in Australia. The Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog played on Saturday mornings and the coolest of the cool owned a Mega Drive. However, things were about to get much cooler still. Sega was going to open a theme park!

Sega…


Oil painting of Scrooge McDuck, Donald and his nephews by creator Carl Barks

This month I earnt the most I ever have on Medium since starting here six-odd months ago. After conversion from $US to £UK, that’s roughly £4.80! Finally, after six months, I’ve earnt enough on Medium to buy myself a coffee. …


Thanks to the brilliance of the X-Box One’s backwards compatibility service I’ve been able to experience some wonderful games that I missed on original release due to bowing out of the console gaming arena for a few years.

The most recent of these I’ve enjoyed is Dante’s Inferno, a graphic…


Collana Albi Grandi Avventure #1, a 1937 Italian publication

In one of my previous articles I discussed how The Phantom became — and remains — one of the most popular adventure comic strips in the world and yet is all but ignored by the American comics industry. …


A raw prawn.

Among all the epidemics and crazy world “leaders” being deposed, you could be forgiven for having missed the news that Google is currently swinging its proverbial wang around, trying to bully the Australian government.

If you’re not aware, the tl;dr version is this; Last year the Aussie government passed a…

Joe Douglas

Collector. Writer. Artist. Geek. I write mostly about the hobby of collecting. Check out my full portfolio at JMDWorks.org.

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