But this year, I thought I'd not only try to bring the blog back to its roots (as a way to showcase my assorted collection of weird and wonderful swag)... but while doing so, also stick with the Christmas/Holiday theme.
And so I present to you...
a 1998 GIFT CATALOG from LINENS -N- THINGS! *
Well, as we flip through the pages of the many assorted gift items, and thumb our way to the MEN'S section - whist looking for cool gift ideas "for the man who practices the ART of living well" in your life...
...and while a cocktail shaker or a CD/wine rack or even a comfy green robe are in my wheelhouse...you'll also find a nifty looking book lamp.
BUT...if you take a look at the pile of comics to the right of the nifty book-lamp, you'll find that there's something "for the man who practices the MYSTIC ARTS of living well"... a well-read copy of MARVEL TEAM-UP (v.1) # 50, featuring Spider-Man teaming up with DOCTOR STRANGE!
A CLASSIC COVER by Gil Kane (pencils) and Dan Akins (inks)
And thus it was that Doctor Strange was subliminally introduced to the average American consumer during the holiday season of 1998.
Also, I thought it was high time I posted this item since it was something that I mentioned in my VERY FIRST post on this blog [HERE].
And so I would like to take this time to wish EVERYONE... whether they celebrate CHRISTMAS, HANUKKAH, KWANZAA, RAMADAN, SATURNALIA or FESTIVUS... a HAPPY and HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON!