When Marc Silvestri, Jim Lee, Bob Kane, Jack Kirby and Sergio Aragones Appeared on Bob Newhart’s Sitcom

 

Bob was a sitcom starring Bob Newhart from the eighties, where he played a comic book artist. In one episode from 1993, it went a little further afield, to a comic book award ceremony, hosted by Jack Kirby. 

Jack Kirby, Bob Kane, Sergio Aragones, Jim Lee 1993 sitcom appearance

Also in attendance were Bob Kane…

Jim Lee…

Sergio Aragones…

Marc Silvestri…

and more. I think there’s a Thibert in there somewhere…

I mean you can tell it’s a sitcom because Cyberforce won so many awards. But still. The sitcom spun off its own comic book, based on the comic-within-the-show meant to be created by Bob, Mad Dog, and was published by Marvel Comics. You can pick up the whole series on eBay for ten bucks right now…

Here’s a clip. The fellow who uploaded it is Jay Allen Sanford of Rock And Roll Comix – he worked for a cable production company in the 80s to 90s and has a large archive of obscure material available to view.

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