Strange Times & Places: Batman & Captain America

Happy Independence Day from Strange Times & Places, where this week we’ll be visiting a world the Sentinel of Liberty coexists with the Dark Knight Detective during World War II – the world of John Byrne’s Batman & Captain America! How’s It Different? It’s hard to categorize, but I suppose I’d call this … [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...]

Strange Times & Places: Marvel Future Fight: An Eye on the Future

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re looking at a video game time-in comic. Marvel Future Fight is a mobile game from South Korean studio Net Marble, and the comic Marvel Future Fight: An Eye on the Future expands on the origins of its signature original character. How’s It … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: The Avengers # 16

Once again it's time for a new RETRO REVIEW, and again I'm feeling the love of Marvel Comics, so I went back down, deep underground, into the comic vault and brought back up Avengers # 16, cover dated May 1965.  It's got a snappy Jack Kirby (pencils) cover that is inked by either Dick Ayers or Sol Brodsky.  Experts are … [Read more...]

1 out of 5 – Would Recommend: Captain America II: Death Too Soon

Welcome back to 1 out of 5 – Would Recommend, where we though Captain America: Civil War was pretty darned good. Today, we’re watching a Captain America sequel that’s not so good – 1979’s Captain America II: Death Too Soon! What’s The Plot? Revolutionary terrorist Miguel kidnaps a government research scientist to … [Read more...]

1 out of 5 – Would Recommend: Captain America I

Welcome back to 1 out of 5 – Would Recommend, where we’re celebrating Captain America’s big week! The next film in his series, Captain America: Civil War, comes out Friday and return of Steve Rogers to the winged mask happens this Saturday with CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 FCBD 2016 EDITION (available at your favorite purveyor … [Read more...]

1 out of 5 – Would Recommend: Captain America 1990

Welcome back to 1 out of 5 – Would Recommend, where we celebrate the release of big movies by revisiting smaller ones. This week, we’re ending our review of the work of Golan & Globus and celebrate the upcoming release of Captain America: Civil War by watching the 1990 Captain America movie! What’s The … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1966 Marvel Donruss Card Set

Welcome back true believers. This week it's time for a new Fabulous Find.  And since I've just recently completed my set of the 1966 Marvel Donruss Super Heroes card set, I thought that this would be the perfect time to shine the spotlight on them. This set of cards is the very first set of Marvel cards that were ever … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1977 Captain America Board Game

Thanks for returning for a new Fabulous Find this week.  I thought I would again look at something I own that's just a little bit different than just a comic book or a fanzine.  So I've pulled out my copy of the 1977 Captain America game featuring the Falcon and the Avengers which was put out by the Milton Bradley … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1968 Marvel Inflatable Pillows

Hey, Hey, Hey, it's another Fabulous Find!  This week I bring to your attention the 1968 inflatable Marvel plastic pillows from Marvel Comics and Massachusetts Art Pillows.  Maybe you remember seeing them advertised in your Silver Age Marvel Comic books, I sure do.  Though I have never had the pleasure of owning one, I … [Read more...]

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