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Wax Paper Pop Art #5: Kiss that damn duck already!

This week’s WPPA brings an anniversary of an unlikely duo, Kiss and Howard the Duck.  33 years ago this month Kiss made their very first comic book appearance in issue number 12 of Howard the Duck (published by Marvel in 1977.)  I believe the Empire Strikes Back was also released on this day 30 years ago, but c’mon, Kiss in comics people! 

Kiss (Donruss, 1978)

 

Howard the Duck (Topps, 1986).  I talked about the stickers here.

My kind of Pop Art!

I’ve been thinking it might be fun to block out Fridays at Branded in the 80s for posting some of my favorite pop art, the super colorful simplified imagery of non-sport bubblegum card wax wrappers.  So for this first in a series I present the 1st five series of Garbage Pail Kids wrappers…

Series 1 1985 – (Which I’ve sort of talked about before here.)

 

All of these first five series featured Adam Bomb/Blasted Billy re-drawn by Tom Bunk…

 

Series 2 1985 – (Which I’ve talked about before here.)

 

Series 3 1986 – (Which I’ve talked about before here.)

 

Series 4 1986 – (Which I’ve talked about before here.)

 

Series 5 1986 – (Which I’ve talked about before here.)

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