Fabulous Find: 1975 Shelf Stuff

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to a new edition of Fabulous Finds!  I'm feeling in the mood for a little Barry Windsor Smith artwork, so I've pulled from it's place of honor, on my shelf, the 1975 Gorblimey Press Shelf Stuff sketch book from the incomparable Barry Windsor Smith! This was published in 1975.  It sold … [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...]


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: The Studio Book

Hey ho everyone!  Sorry that I've been missing for the last two weeks.  Hope you didn't miss me too much.  What's that?  You didn't even know I was gone?  Well, whether you missed me or not, I'm back this week, with a new Fabulous Find.  And I've brought along the 1979 first edition book, entitled; The Studio.  It was … [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...]

Retro Review: Miracleman # 1

Hello again!  I've been missing for a couple of weeks due to a vacation and then a website upgrade, but I'm back once again.  You just can't keep me away!  This week I thought I'd do another RETRO REVIEW, even though it might be time for another Fabulous Find. Frankly I'm just in the mood for the one and not the other. … [Read more...]

1975 Marvel 7-11 Slurpee Cups

Quite a while ago I wrote about the 1973 D C Comics 7-11 Slurpee cups and I promised that I'd be back with the 1975 Marvel Comics 7-11 Slurpee cups. Well, here I am and it's time!  In 1975 I was in college and working in the college's bookstore to earn some extra bucks and I discovered that 7-11 was selling their … [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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