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: Marvel View-Masters

Bonjour, mes amis!  Or if you're not up on your French, Hello, my friends!  You've made it back for another  new Fabulous Find, and this week I'm looking back to 1977, 78 and 79 (with a mention of 1980).  From my personal collection are some Marvel Comics View-Master sets.  These were put out by the GAF Corporation, … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Amazing Spider-Man King-Size Special #4

Greetings and salutations, it's time for a new RETRO REVIEW.  And this week I've pulled out the Amazing Spider-Man King-Size Special #4, cover dated November 1967, from Marvel Comics.  The story is entitled; "The Web And The Flame" and it is written by Stan Lee, with the pencils supplied by his brother, Larry Lieber … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find Bonus: 100,000 Turkeys by Chris T T

Just to throw everyone a curve, I'm going with another Fabulous Find this week, rather than a RETRO REVIEW, so please consider this a Fabulous Find Bonus!   I don't know about you, but I enjoyed last week's Find; Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant so much and I'm typing this one up Thanksgiving morning, I want to keep … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant

Welcome once again to a new edition of Fabulous Finds!  This week I am again doing something a little different.  I'll be writing about one of my Thanksgiving traditions involving music.  Any of you that know me well, know that I'm not just a guy interested in comic books and fanzines, but I love old paperback books … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Flash #131

Greeting friends, family and followers, it'a time yet again for a new RETRO REVIEW, and this week I've pulled out one of my first reviews from way back in 2010; The Flash #131, cover dated September 1962. It's been such a busy week, I've not had time to do a new review, so I went back to a time when most of you … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Slugfest by Reed Tucker

Greetings and Salutations all.  In this week's Fabulous Find, I will be looking at a brand new book, just published by Da Capo Press.  The book in question is; Slugfest and it is written by Reed Tucker.  What's it about?  Well, I think the cover says it all ... "Inside the epic 50-year battle between Marvel and DC"!  I … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Tales of Suspense #80 & Tales to Astonish #82

Welcome back!  It's time for a new RETRO REVIEW and this week I'm stretching the review over two separate comic titles.  First up is Tales of Suspense #80, then secondly Tales to Astonish #82.  Well to be completely honest, I'm only looking at half of each of those comics.  As most of you know, the two Tales books were … [Read more...]

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...]

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