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.

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...]

Fabulous Find: Comixscene # 5

Happy Friday all!  The weekend has arrived and also another edition of Greg Turner's Fabulous Finds!  This week I've dug into my basement wonderland and uncovered issue number five (5) of Jim Steranko's Comixscene!  It's cover dated July - August 1973, and I purchased it at the 1974 Detroit Triple Fan Fair from Jim … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Batman # 237

I'm still in the midst of the "Big Move" So once again this week, I am bringing back one of my oldest RETRO REVIEWs for you reading enjoyment.  This was originally posted in January 2010, so most of my readers of today will have not seen it before, and I suspect only of couple of you will even remember that I covered … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Nobody Loves the Hulk 45

Welcome back to my column; Fabulous Find.  This week I will have to re-share one of my earliest Fabulous Finds a second time, as I am in the midst of a big move and not able to dig out anything cool.  Everything is packed in so many boxes that I can not count them all, and I can not find anything, even if I wanted … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Hulk #107 & #108

Hey ho, everyone, I'm back this week with a new RETRO REVIEW.  Sorry that I was not able to post last week, but I was tied up with selling and buying property and frankly just ran out of time to write up a new post and then was away from a computer, so I couldn't even repost an old column.  So again, I apologize to my … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Comics Journal # 50

Welcome back to the latest Fabulous Find.  This week I have pulled out another fanzine to share.  This one is slightly more recent, but still goes back almost forty (40) years to 1979.  The fanzine is The Comics Journal # 50, cover dated October 1979.  The Journal was published by Fantagraphics, Inc. and had an … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: DC Comics Presents # 62

Time for another RETRO REVIEW for your reading pleasure!  I believe it's time for a DC Comics issue, so I have pulled out my copy of DC Comics Presents # 62, cover dated October 1983.  Why did I pull this particular issue out, you ask?  Good question, as it is far from a favorite issue, but next Tuesday is the Fourth … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Legion Fandom Beginnings

Say what?  That doesn't sound like a Fabulous Find, you might be thinking, and you'd be correct.  I thought I'd do something a little different this time, as I am fighting the dreaded deadline doom!  I've pulled out one of my first blog posts and have given it a bit of spit and polish.  Hopefully you'll bear with me … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Captain America # 124

Time once again for a new RETRO REVIEW.  This week I've visited the Marvel Comics section of the comic book vault and come out with Captain America # 124.  It is cover dated April 1970 and sports a very nice cover drawn by "Mirthful" Marie Severin with inks by "Joltin'" Joe Sinnott. Take a look: The story is … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Amazing World of DC Comics # 15

Welcome back to this week's column/blog.  I guess Chris and I are on the same wavelength, as he wrote about Wonder Woman in his column this week and I'll be doing something similar today.  For this week's Fabulous Find I have dug around in the first box of fanzines I came across and pulled out Amazing World of DC … [Read more...]

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