March Forth On March 4th With The Merry Marvel Marching Society
It’s March 4th … that means it is time to MARCH FORTH!!
(video by Matthew Hawes of The Happy Show)
I was a FOOM kid, myself, but were any of my readers a member of the Merry Marvel Marching Society? Sound off in the comments, below (after you’ve marched back from marching forth!)
Posted on March 4, 2016, in Announcements and tagged Merry Marvel Marching Society. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.
To my eternal regret I never joined FOOM or any other comics fan club. I’m not sure why to be honest … these things would have been right in my wheelhouse at that age! I was not averse to mailing away for things (life size frankenstein, for example), so that does not explain it.
There was definitely a stigma to sending away in the mail for things when I was that age. Sending cash in the mail was a risk, and Mom couldn’t always be bothered to write a check. And then even when you did it all right, it seemed like half the time your order never showed up at all (I still remember the bitter sting of five-year-old me trekking to the mailbox every day to look for a magic set from Chex cereal that never arrived — those bastards!)
I actually had the opposite problem with FOOM — I either subscribed twice, or my sub was extended after I bought a renewal, or something, but for a good long while I received two issues of FOOM every three or four months. Which wasn’t a terrible thing, but still.
And you gotta tell me about that Life-Size Frankenstein! Always wanted one.
Sadly, I was not yet born when the M.M.M.S. was in full flower, or else I would surely have presented myself and my bona fides for consideration. (I am dubious, however, about any organization that would have me for a member.) I do currently hold many titles of distinction, however, to wit: R.F.O., Q.N.S., and K.O.F.
Perhaps an honorary retroactive title in the M.M.M.s. might be bestowed upon us Fearless Front Facers who missed the clarion call by a few years, eh, Paul?
I’ve handed out the occasional Longbox Graveyard No-Prize but never considered honorifics beyond that … how about I label you a Loyal Longbox Layabout (L.L.L.) while deciding if I want to go down that particular rabbit hole?
Either way, Face Front!!
Many thanks! I will immediately update my resume!
WE had WAM in the 90’s, and as you said, I couldn’t ever join due to trying to send stuff in the mail. Either cash was risky, or Mom wasn’t gonna write a bunch of 1.99 checks, haha. I did get a Charleston Chew mailaway comic once that cost like, 75-cents. I wrapped the coins up in a CC wrapper and prayed that someone didn’t take my coin. I was so happy that shitty Marvel Comics Presents ripoff finally arrived!
WOW … I’ve never heard of WAM!
Sounds like a worthy subject for the Unspoken Decade!
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