RETRO REVIEW: Man of Steel # 1

I'm not sure what the weather is like where you are reading this, but here in Michigan it is bitter cold!  But I'm not going to let that stop me from writing up a new RETRO REVIEW.  This week, I thought I'd pick out a comic from DC Comics, so I rummaged around in the DC annex of the comic book vault, mark 2, and … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Americomics feat. Charlton Heroes

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re reviewing two comics that are rendered effectively an elseworld by the vagaries of copyrights and licensing – Americomics #3 and Americomics Special #1! How’s It Different? These stories were intended as continuations of the original Charlton Comics … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Flash Gordon # 13

Welcome to a new RETRO REVIEW!  This week I've unearthed a Charlton Comics comic book for us to take a look at.  The comic is: Flash Gordon # 13, cover dated April 1969.  Charlton had just assumed the publishing of this character, as the first eleven (11) issues were published by King Features from September 1966 … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Art of Neal Adams Volume Two

It's another Fabulous Friday, therefore, it's time for a new Fabulous Find.  This week I'd like to talk about the second volume of the fanzine known as: The Art Of Neal Adams Volume Two.  This, like Volume One, was published by Sal Quartuccio, and it is dated 1977.  Like the first volume that I featured … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: It’s A Fanzine # 24

Hey there comic book fans!  Welcome back for another edition of Fabulous Finds.  This week I'm only going back to 1984.  Wow, still over 30 years ago.  That is a time when I was most involved with comic book fandom, as is witnessed by the fanzine I've pulled from my collection this week; It's A Fanzine # 24.  This … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Art of Neal Adams Volume One

Hey ho, faithful followers.  I'm back with a new Fabulous Find for all you fans, and this week I've unearthed The Art of Neal Adams Volume One.  It was published by Sal Quartuccio and is dated 1975.  It's a thirty-eight page (including the covers) magazine sized book or booklet.  It has colored front and back covers, … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Mysterious Suspense # 1

Hey gang, it's Friday once again and therefore, time for another posting!  And this week it's another RETRO REVIEW, for hopefully, your reading pleasure!  This week I've pulled out Mysterious Suspense # 1 (and only) from Charlton Comics!  It's cover dated October 1968 and features a cover pencilled and inked by none … [Read more...]

CPL # 11, a 1974 Fanzine

Welcome once again to another Fabulous Find!  This week I thought I'd spotlight one of my favorite fanzines, CPL, or it's proper name; Contemporary Pictorial Literature!  With a name like like it's got to be good, right?  The issue I'm going to be speaking about this time around is issue number eleven (11).  It was … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Space: 1999 # 1

Greetings and salutations all, and welcome back to another edition of my RETRO REVIEW column!  This week I've pulled out a little known comic from Charlton Comics.  It's Space: 1999 # 1, cover dated November 1975.  It features a pretty nice painted cover by artist, Joe Staton.  Take a look: The comic itself is based … [Read more...]

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