Friday, April 25, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 111: The Sandman's Hypnosonic Whistle

"You know how to whistle, don't you?" said the hottest woman in the universe:

But for the Sandman, whistling involves — you guessed it! — a very special piece of KirbyTech: the Hypnosonic Whistle.

Panel from The Sandman (1974 series) #2 (April-May 1975), script by Michael Fleisher, pencils by Ernie Chan, inks by Mike Royer, letters by Ben Oda

Gosh, Mr. Sandman, Miss Bacall don't need no magic whistle to do that.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 110: The Sandman's Universal Dream Monitor

Santa Claus knows if you're naughty or nice because that #^!&@% snitch The Elf on the Shelf rats on your actions to the Man in Red at the North Pole. All the more reason to take the Elf on the Shelf and turn him into the Elf in the Blender. On the other hand, The Sandman...the Kirby variety, not the Gaiman guy (altho' we'll see Mr. G. in this feature), gets his info by honest and decent means, by looking into our homes and our dreams. The same process as the National Security Agency! The Sandman, however, has cooler equipment that the NSA, namely the Universal Dream Monitor! Also included: his dandy cool Eisneresque logo, upon which unfortunate boats at sea have been shipwrecked.

Panel from The Sandman (1974 series) #1 (Winter 1974); script by Joe Simon, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks and letters by Mike Royer
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