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...]

RETRO REVIEW: Captain America & the Falcon # 143

Once again the week rolls around to the weekend and it's time for another RETRO REVIEW!  This week I've gone back to 1971 and Captain America and the Falcon # 143 from Marvel Comics!  The issue is cover dated; November 1971, and technically the book is actually Captain America # 143, per the indicia, but the cover … [Read more...]

1978 Captain America Hand Puppet

Hey kids, it's another Fabulous Find!  It's been a while, so I thought I better pull out something cool this week.  So I'm featuring the 1978 Captain America hand puppet from Imperial Toy Corporation!  Here's mine, still sealed in it's plastic with an unpunched header card! I think he's pretty cool and as … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Captain Marvel # 17

This week's RETRO REVIEW is Marvel Comics' Captain Marvel # 17.  The comic is cover dated October, 1969, and features a very nice Gil Kane and Dan Adkins cover.  Not only does it show the good Captain Marvel front and center, but it also gives the reader another Captain, Captain America, that is, plus Bucky, well not … [Read more...]

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