Yesterday we shared with you the kids menu from Marvel Mania, a restaurant that lasted a little over a year and closed down in 1999. Today, we’ve got another blast from the past for you, three of the placemats given to children to occupy their time while the parents got a much needed rest from a day at Universal Studios Hollywood.
All three of these are great! There’s one featuring the Fantstic Four with three activities: a Thing maze, a “Spider-Man Super-Villain Scramble” and a fun “fill-in” piece — anyone want to do the work for us to see what it reveals? Then there’s “The Many Marvelous Faces of Spider-Man” which allows you to create your own version of Spider-Man (just don’t expect to see him featured in Spider-Verse!). The best one of the three here has to be the “Contest of Crime: A Trivia Challenge of World Dominating Proportions!”
Back in 2009 I found a Marvel Mania restaurant menu I had “borrowed” from the restaurant located next door to Universal Studios Hollywood that opened in 1998 and closed in 1999. Recently, CBR’s Remy Minnick found some classic Marvel Mania stuff in his archives and shared them with us here.
In addition to the menu we’ve already posted, today we have the entire contents of the kids menu below, for “cosmic kids” with a promise of “Absolutely NO broccoli, spinach or squash on this menu.” This fun, comic sized menu spotlighted not only the food kids could order, but a number of fun activities to keep them busy while the parents recovered from a wild day at the theme park.
Later this week we’ll share scans of the placemats given to kids – one focused on the Many Marvelous Faces of Spider-Man, one that spotlighted the Fantastic Four and my favorite, one entirely about the villains of Marvel titled “Contest of Crime.”
This time with the pic – Was able to pop out for FCBD at GALAXY OF COMICS Van Nuys, CA near our place. Olivia met Corrina a.k.a. BLACK WIDOW. After this we came home and saw a real spider and I asked Olivia if we should kill or let it live. She opted to let it live. PETA might be able to tie something in with that, though not sure how spider friendly they are. -May the Force be with you…Always. Phil, @Warp_Phil
Was able to pop out for FCBD at GALAXY OF COMICS Van Nuys, CA near our place. Olivia met Corrina a.k.a. BLACK WIDOW. After this we came home and saw a real spider and I asked Olivia if we should kill or let if live. She opted to let it live. PETA might be able to tie something in with that, though not sure how spider friendly they are. -May the Force be with you…Always. Phil, @Warp_Phil
4 Color Fantasies
TFAW VP Andrew McIntire on the grill at Portland
Still going after 7:00 at TFAW Portland
Princess Bethany by Peter Steigerwald at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach
FCBD @ 4 Color Fantasies
@4 Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga
Still hopping after 6:00
TFAW on Broadway in Portland
We made it to Meltdown Comics! 10 FCBD comic shops total.
At Earth-2 Comics Sherman Oaks. Did you know Rob Worley is not only the writer/creator of “Scratch 9,” he’s also CBR’s lead developer? Now you do!