CBR's Geppi Entertainment Museum Photo Gallery - Part 2

Thu, August 31st, 2006 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Stephen Gerding, Senior Editor

We continue our look at Geppi's Entertainment Museum with part two of our photo gallery. If you missed part 1, simply click here.

The Sub-Mariner getting in on the sales hype. Over 2,000,000 Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern fans!!
"The Crimson Skull" - The film featured an all-black cast made for black audiences. This one starred "The One-Legged Marvel, Steve Reynolds." "The Bull-Dogger" - another all-black movie poster.
I scream, you scream, the funny pages scream for ice cream! "Superman" #19 - all time high sales numbers!
Even the restrooms are decorated, albeit with reproductions rather than originals. There's something amazingly cool about that Cisco Kid pin.
Truth in advertising - Dell Comics were awesome.According to Geppi, one of the rarest Disney one-sheets in existence.
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Snap, Crackle and Pop looked so much cooler back in the day. A classic war-time propoganda poster - Popeye had no tolerance for the Japanazis.
An introduction to the cast of Terry and the Pirates. The final Krazy Kat strip, purchased by Geppi from the estate of George Herriman.
In the final panel, Krazy Kat dies. Herriman himself would pass away a week after he finished this strip. In another purchase years later, Geppi ended up with a letter from Walt Disney to Herriman's daughter, offering his condolences. Geppi had several stories of serendipitous collecting like this one.
The entrance to the comic book room. Just one example of the classic toys on display, many of which looked like they were almost new.
Snow White was apparently an amazing saleswoman. The Daily Planet display case houses numerous Supermaan toys and products.
Classic coloring book - dig thaat old school S-shield! "The Immigrant Hero"
One of the display windows... ...and another.
OK, this Supermaan figure was downright creepy. An original Dumbo one-sheet promotional poster.
Apparently very few black and white Popeye cels still exist. The Geppi collection is home to at least 4 of them. Beautiful stuff.
Mickey Mouse's precursor, Oswald The Lucky Rabbit, recently re-acquired by Disney in an odd deal with NBC. Jaw-dropping "War Of The Worlds" poster promoting the classic movie based on the infamous radio broadcast.
George Reeves was Superman. Peanuts vinyl figures, in almost perfect condition.
The extended Marvel Family. Just another example of how important comics were to the American public - Al Capp gets the cover of "Life" to explain why he married off Li'l Abner.
The Museum houses some interesting and important non-comic related material as well. The blatant stereotyping is noticable in numerous advertising campaigns and products.
Love the tagline - TV's Private Eye-Full! An amazing collection of Activision patches. Their value immeasurable to a kid of the 80s.
I swear I had a roll of this at one point. Better watch out, better not cry...
8-track mania. Wonder Woman pop-up/action book.
A quick glance at the first display being installed in the rotating exhibit room. I believe this may be the only one of these known to exist today - it's an easy 3 feet wide and 2 feet tall and looks like it just rolled off the printing press.
Mad cow cereal. Some promotional photos from Donner's Superman.
Classic Peanuts. The original artwork for these is absolutely amazing. Ditto for the Li'l Abner originals.
The last known cel in existence from Mickey's first color appearance. Another hallway shot.
A rare Disney cel. Another Disney cel.
And one more for good measure. The Mickey Mouse toy display makes you weep for the junk kids today get in their happy meals.
An extremely rare creature - a waddle book with all the punch-outs intact. Original Disney pop-up book on it's original display stand.

 
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