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1990s movie posters at comic book conventions

Posted on October 1st, 2014 | By: Bert Ehrmann

I started collecting movie posters in the late 1990s, but even years before as a little kid was interested in them. Back then, I used to cut the ads for movies out of the newspaper and collected them in a scrapbook. And on Sundays these were ads printed in COLOR too. Bonus! In the mid-1990s I started going to comic book conventions where I was first exposed to actual movie posters where dealers were hawking them. I think, though I could be wrong, that the first poster I ever bought was the poster for Starship Troopers. (In my memory the first poster I ever bought was for Saving Private Ryan, though that movie came after Starship Troopers, so my memory is probably a liar.) I do still sometimes buy movie posters but not like I used to.

Last weekend I was surfing the net and came across The Pat Cave that had loads of photos from comic book conventions in the late 1990s to early 00s. A few photos in this collection were movie poster booths that caught my eye since they show almost exactly what I remember being sold at the first few comic conventions I went to.* It’s also interesting to see just what was “in” pop-culture-wise back then too.

In the first photo The Matrix and Austin Powers have prominent spots high on the seller’s wall. Funny how big Austin Powers was at the turn of the last century but is mostly a footnote today. It’s interesting too how there’s an Iron Giant poster for sale too for a great movie that almost no one saw on release.


The second photo shows a bit more of a hodgepodge collection of posters. There’s the full Saving Private Ryan poster here — the one I have is the much better teaser poster with no heads in the clouds that’s still one of my all-time favorite movie posters — along with a few Buffy the Vampire Slayer posters too. The X-Files, another gigantic pop-culture phenomena back then also gets a few posters too, though I’m surprised that they’re also not selling The X-Files movie poster as well since that would have been out at the same time with Ryan, Blade and There’s Something About Mary.


*The very first movie posters I remember seeing at the first ComiCon I went to were of the teaser for Apollo 13 and, oddly enough, Doctor Who and the Daleks.

31 days of The Thing from Another World #1

Posted on October 1st, 2014 | By: Bert Ehrmann

All the month of October leading up to Halloween I’m going to be posting a series of random screengrabs from one of my favorite 1950s monster movies of all time: The Thing from Another World. There’ll also be some other Thing from Another World goodies the week of Halloween too.


Posted on September 30th, 2014 | By: Bert Ehrmann

Deathlok: The Souls of the Cyberfolk TPB out this December

Posted on September 29th, 2014 | By: Bert Ehrmann

Due out this December for $40:

dthlksoulstpb-cov1-col-106992As if being duped by his evil ex-employers into becoming the cyborg soldier Deathlok isn’t enough, now Michael Collins is square in the sights of a mad villain collecting and disassembling cyborgs and androids. Can you guess the secret of Mechadoom? Hopefully, Deathlok can — with a little help from the Fantastic Four and the X-Men! Then, what happens when the man in the body of a killing machine meets the killing machine in the body of a man? Find out when Deathlok and the Punisher team up! And the nightmare is far from over for Collins: When he finds himself in battle with Ghost Rider, it’s time to fight hellfire with firepower! Though a pacifist at heart, Deathlok quickly gets to grips with the ever-volatile Marvel Universe! Collecting DEATHLOK (1991) #1-15 and ANNUAL #1.


Posted on September 29th, 2014 | By: Bert Ehrmann

I’ve just realized that the movie Jaws 2 is a teen slasher film with a shark in the place of a knife.

Bert Ehrmann | September 28th, 2014

Peter Elson starship down painting

Posted on September 26th, 2014 | By: Bert Ehrmann



Giant hole downtown Fort Wayne

Posted on September 26th, 2014 | By: Bert Ehrmann

This is the start of the new Ash Brokerage building downtown. They’re in the process of digging a giant hole that will one day be a parking garage.


Posted on September 26th, 2014 | By: Bert Ehrmann

Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Mondo poster

Posted on September 25th, 2014 | By: Bert Ehrmann