About Greg Turner

Greg Turner (@gregturner16) is Back to the Past’s archivist and an auctioneer. He writes the columns “Fabulous Finds” and “Retro Reviews” on alternating weeks for the website and spins classic 45′s each week for Vinyl Tuesdays.

Fabulous Find: Fantasy Illustrated # 3

Welcome, welcome one an all, to a new Fabulous Find, I hope you find it as fabulous as I.  This week I have pulled out a copy of Fantasy Illustrated # 3, cover dated winter 1964.  This early comic book fanzine was published by Bill Spicer.    First off, this was quite a professional fanzine for 1964.  It features … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Eclipse, The Magazine # 1

Hey, Hey, Hey ...it's a new RETRO REVIEW!  I'm glad you could all find your way to this week's column.  And what do I have in store for you this week?  Well, how about Eclipse, The Magazine # 1, cover dated May 1981 and published by Eclipse Enterprises. This is the first of a short-lived black and white magazine … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Lennon The New York Years

For this week's Fabulous Find, I thought I'd do something just a little different.  Rather than an old collectible from my collection, I thought I'd share a recent purchase that I have added.  It is; Lennon The New York Years, a graphic novel published by IDW Publishing, the first printing dated May 2017. The book … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Adventure Comics # 352 & 353

It's time to look at a DC Comic for this week's RETRO REVIEW.  And as many of you know, I'm a big Legion of Super-Heroes fan, though I know a lot of folks really do not care for the Legion.  So I'll try to make this interesting for those that like the Legion and rather painless for those that do not.  I have pulled out … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Capt. Biljo Presents # 1

It's Friday and time once again for a new Fabulous Find, and this week, I've delved into the fanzine annex of the great comics vault, buried deep beneath my new house.  And let me tell you, it's really tough to find a great house on a lake, with a secret vault already in place! But have no fear, I finally found the … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Fantastic Four # 112

Hey, ho, friends, fans and family.  This week it's time for another RETRO REVIEW.  I've had to search through lots of boxes to find something good to write about, as a lot of my stuff is still unpacked from the move last month.  Eventually, the night before actually, I came up with Fantastic Four # 112, cover dated … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Okefenokee Star # 6 fanzine

Today I'm looking at The Okefenokee Star, Volume 1, Number 6.  It is dated the summer of 1980.  It is published by Swamp Yankee Studios and it is edited by Bill Crouch, Jr.  And if you haven't figured it out yet, this fanzine is for fans of Walt Kelly's Pogo character, comic strips and comic books.  Walt's widow, Selby … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Doom Patrol # 100

Welcome back to a new RETRO REVIEW!  And this week, I am looking at Doom Patrol # 100, cover dated December 1965 from DC Comics.  The comic sports a cover both pencilled and inked by Bob Brown and features Elasti-Girl battling a dinosaur!  I don't know what it was about DC back in the Silver Age, but their editors … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1971 New York Comic Art Program

Time for a new Fabulous Find and this week I've dug into my convention program booklets and pulled out the 1971 New York Comic Art Program.  The convention was held over the weekend of July 2nd through the 5th. There were two Guests of Honor, the first, artist Jim Steranko and second, writer Gardner Fox.  Publisher … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Silver Surfer # 18

Hey ho, ho hey!  I'm back this week with a brand spanking new RETRO REVIEW.  Sorry about last couple of weeks of not being able to do new columns, but I was moving and you can image how much stuff I had to move!  But I'm back now and this week I'm looking at Silver Surfer # 18 from Marvel Comics.  The cover was drawn, … [Read more...]

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