RETRO REVIEW: Jack Staff # 1

So we meet again.  This week's RETRO REVIEW features an independent comic book from Dancing Elephant Press.  The comic is Jack Staff # 1 and it is cover dated April 2000.  The comic was created, written and drawn by writer/artist Paul Grist.  Or as it says on the interior of the front cover; Paul "The Knave" Grist!  … [Read more...]

Marvel 1975 Slurpee Cups

Hey, how you doin'?  I'm back this week with a repeat Fabulous Find, looking at the 1975 Marvel Comics Slurpee cups.  In 1975, I was a young man attending college and working in the college’s bookstore to earn some extra bucks and I discovered that the chain store, 7-11, was selling their slurpees in plastic cups … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: DC Comics Legends # 1 – 6

Welcome back all, this week I'm once again going into the DC Comics annex of the comic book vault and I've pulled out the mini-series; Legends.  There were six (6) issues in this mini-series and this is the comic book/series that John Byrne made his DC debut.  These issues came out just before his Superman update hit … [Read more...]

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...]

Fabulous Find: Merry Christmas From Me To You

Thank you for finding you way back to this week's Fabulous Find.  But I should be honest, and say right up front, this post really isn't about one of my finds, but simply a wish of Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my readers, friends and family. But in doing so, I've dug out some Christmas artwork/images … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Marvel Spotlight # 2

Welcome back for this week's RETRO REVIEW!  This time around I’ll be looking at Marvel Spotlight # 2, which is cover dated February 1972.  This book, from Marvel Comics, introduces Jack Russell, who becomes the title character, Werewolf By Night.  The comic features an interesting, though uncredited, cover by Neal … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Marvel View-Masters

Bonjour, mes amis!  Or if you're not up on your French, Hello, my friends!  You've made it back for another  new Fabulous Find, and this week I'm looking back to 1977, 78 and 79 (with a mention of 1980).  From my personal collection are some Marvel Comics View-Master sets.  These were put out by the GAF Corporation, … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Amazing Spider-Man King-Size Special #4

Greetings and salutations, it's time for a new RETRO REVIEW.  And this week I've pulled out the Amazing Spider-Man King-Size Special #4, cover dated November 1967, from Marvel Comics.  The story is entitled; "The Web And The Flame" and it is written by Stan Lee, with the pencils supplied by his brother, Larry Lieber … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Flash #131

Greeting friends, family and followers, it'a time yet again for a new RETRO REVIEW, and this week I've pulled out one of my first reviews from way back in 2010; The Flash #131, cover dated September 1962. It's been such a busy week, I've not had time to do a new review, so I went back to a time when most of you … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Tales of Suspense #80 & Tales to Astonish #82

Welcome back!  It's time for a new RETRO REVIEW and this week I'm stretching the review over two separate comic titles.  First up is Tales of Suspense #80, then secondly Tales to Astonish #82.  Well to be completely honest, I'm only looking at half of each of those comics.  As most of you know, the two Tales books were … [Read more...]

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