This is the perfect type of photo I’m seeking for my next book project Mall of Justice, a love letter to the sensational personal appearances of our comic book, TV, movie and toy icons during the 1970s and 80s.
Whether it’s Adam West at a car show, He-Man at a Toys R Us opening or an ersatz Chewbacca at a stereo store, Mall of Justice melds vintage photos with childhood recollection of these epic meetings.
While I will design andeventually publish the book (via PlaidStallions Press), it’s a project we can all get involved with!
How you can get involved:
I’m looking for your photos and your recollections! Even if you’ve submitted them to the site before, I would likely need higher resolution and I’d want to
talk to you.
What am i looking for:
Appearances of costumed characters during the 1970s and 80s, be they from comicbooks (Batman, the Hulk) , cartoons (, toy lines (Masters of the Universe, GI Joe) or movies (Planet of the Apes,Star Wars) , a date and place and a description of how you felt meeting theseiconic characters. Did you think they were real?
Does it have to
specifically be in a mall?:
HECK NO! Car shows, county fairs, grocery stores, heck I’d even accept birthday party shots. It’s all fair game.
Download the PDF Concept booklet for Mall of Justice Here.
Download a PDF Here.
Check out a Little Flip Book Here.
Thanks everyone for reading and I hope you’ll share your experiences with me!
How do we submit our photos?
Ill share this on Facebook! We had a Perkins restaurant that was famous in the 80s for bringing bootleg costumed characters to kid nights. I met McKee mouse! No pic unfortch, they had ninja turtle(no specific name lol)big Bird was at a couple store openings(one place in the county had the characters,called the magic wand…it was Halloween and costume rentals)and he looked. Like he had bird flu …