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...]

Fabulous Find: Six Drawings by Barry Smith Portfolio

Hi there, it's time for a new Fabulous Find, so I've pulled out a mini gem from my collection this week.  It's the 1978 Six Drawings by Barry Smith mini-portfolio published by Gorblimey Press.  I call this a mini-gem because the portfolio measures just three (3) by five (5) inches.  Yes, you read that right.  The … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: X-Men # 10

To once again quote the sign over the old spinner racks; Hey Kids, Comics!  and a brand spanking new RETRO REVIEW for your reading pleasure, to boot.  This week it's time to dig around in the Marvel side of my vast collection and in doing so, I've pulled out my copy of X-Men # 10, cover dated March 1965.  It's got a … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Esquire Magazine March 1972

Hello and welcome to a new Fabulous Find!  This week it's a little off the beaten track, but I think it's pretty cool comic related collectible.  Hope you do to!  What I've pulled out of my collection is the March 1972 issue of Esquire Magazine. This magazine was published by Esquire , Inc. out of Chicago, … [Read more...]

Byrds Preflyte Album

Greetings faithful followers!  And welcome to another edition of Fabulous Finds!  Something a little different this week, as my Fabulous Find overlaps with my love of vinyl records, along with my love of comic books!  It's the 1973 re-release of The Byrds' Preflyte album, or LP (short for long player for those not in … [Read more...]

Early Comic Reader Fanzines

Happy Friday everyone!  And to start off the weekend, I bring you a new Fabulous Find!  Number twenty-six if you're counting.  This week I've dug out some early Comic Reader fanzines from my collection.  I don't have a complete run but I do own each issue from number ninety (90) to the end of it's run with issue two … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Marvel Feature (Vol 2) # 1

Welcome back for another Retro Review!  This week I've brought to light the first book, in the second series, of Marvel Comics' comic book Marvel Feature # 1, cover dated November 1975.  This issue presents the first color Red Sonja solo feature!  Roy Thomas had first brought Marvel readers Red Sonja in the pages … [Read more...]

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...]

Mighty Marvel Calendar for 1975

Rather than another Retro Review this week, I thought I might start a new column that will alternate with my Retro Review column and I've decided to call it Fabulous Finds!  Though the column name isn't set in stone, so if you've got a better name for this column, please let me know in the comments section below! For … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Savage Tales # 2 & 3

First things first, Happy Birthday to Barry Windsor-Smith, born this day of May 25th!  And in honor of his birth, I'm reviewing the Conan the Barbarian story in Marvel Comics' magazines Savage Tales # 2 & 3.  The comic book story is an adaptation of the Robert E. Howard tale; "Red Nails", which was first published … [Read more...]

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