RETRO REVIEW: Tex Benson # 1

This week, I'm looking at an independent comic book. So digging for something unusual, I've unearthed, Tex Benson # 1, published in 1986, from a little known comic book company called, Metro Comics.  Metro Comics seems to be the comic book publishing arm of S.Q. Productions, Inc., owned by Sal Quartuccio.  S.Q. … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1976 Marvel Lunchbox

I'm hungry, but I need to write this week's Fabulous Find.   So maybe I should combine the two!  This week I bring to you, the 1976 Marvel Lunchbox.  It's a metal lunchbox made by Aladdin Industries and it features Marvel Comics' characters  on all six (6) sides.  Plus it's got a cool, plastic thermos inside that also … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Timeslip The Collection

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where this week you’re in for a bit of a mind-flip, because we’re looking at Timeslip: The Collection. How’s It Different? This is a slightly strange example, since it’s a For Want of a Nail story…applied to the real world. Timeslip was a feature that ran in Marvel … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Challengers of the Unknown # 81

Okay fans, it's time for a new RETRO REVIEW.  Yippee Kay Ai!  And this week, it is time to visit the DC Comics portion of the secret comic book vault buried in a super secret location (think Superman's Fortress of Solitude) ((or if you're even older, think Doc Savage's Fortress of Solitude)).  Wait a minute, Supes and … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Jack Kirby Collector # 1

To put it simply ... it's time for a new Fabulous Find.  So who am I to deny you that pleasure?  So without further ado, I present for your interest The Jack Kirby Collector # 1, cover dated September 1994.  This little fanzine, which would grow to so much more is just a few short years, and is still being published … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Doom Link

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re looking at a one-shot exclusively available with a toy. The cover designates it Superman: The Man of Steel Co-Starring Batman #1, but it is better known by the name in its indicia – Doom Link! How’s It Different? It’s a Royale with Cheese, where a lot … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Giant-Size X-Men # 1

I found myself wandering up and down the Marvel Comics section of my secret comic book vault this week trying to decide on just the right comic for this week's RETRO REVIEW.  The more I thought, the harder it was to decide, until finally, I came to the end of the row and reached the X-Men shelves.  Okay, so I'll do a … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1960s Marvel No-Prize

Hi gang, guess what time it is?  It's time for a new Fabulous Find.  And this week, I thought I'd feature another great old Marvel collectible.  And what is this great old Marvel collectible?  I'm glad you asked. It is a 1960s Marvel No-Prize!   That's right, if you, a Marvel Comics reader, found a mistake in one of … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Collected Cheech Wizard # 1

It's Friday once again.  Yay!  And it's time for a brand spanking new (or is that old?) RETRO REVIEW, for your pleasure.  This week I think its once again time for an independent comic book, so I thought long and hard and decided to feature an underground comic book.  And the comic I've chosen is The Collected Cheech … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Star Wars Infinities – A New Hope

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, were today we’re looking at an alternate universe from long ago in a galaxy far, far away – Star Wars Infinities - A New Hope! How’s It Different? This is a simple For Want of a Nail story – Luke Skywalker’s torpedoes detonate too early and fail to destroy the Death … [Read more...]

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