RETRO REVIEW: Magnus Robot Fighter # 13

It's time for another RETRO REVIEW of an independent comic book.  And just this week, I was given a copy of Magnus, Robot Fighter # 13, from my cousin's son.  I unfortunately had to make a quick trip to Kentucky for a family funeral, but did return with a couple of comics that had once belonged to my cousin, that I … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Korak # 46

Welcome back RETRO REVIEW fans!  This week it's time to look at another DC Comic book, so I've ventured into deepest, darkest Africa and returned with Korak, Son Of Tarzan # 46.  Even though the issue is numbered 46, it is the first issue to be published by DC Comics.  The first forty-five (45) issues were published by … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1966 Batman Colorforms

It's back to 1966 with this week's Fabulous Find.  And I've been favoring Marvel Comics the last couple of months, so it is only fair to look at a DC Comics collectible this week.  As I've written before, 1966 was the year of the Batman.  And there was a plethora of merchandise with Batman's face and figure splashed … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Thor # 179 – 181

Welcome once again to a brand spanking new RETRO REVIEW!  And this week it's time to take a look at a Marvel Comics book or two, okay maybe three!  So without further ado, I bring you The Mighty Thor # 179 through # 1981.  Issue # 179 is cover dated August 1970, # 180 is cover dated September 1970 and # 181 is cover … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Challengers of the Unknown # 81

Okay fans, it's time for a new RETRO REVIEW.  Yippee Kay Ai!  And this week, it is time to visit the DC Comics portion of the secret comic book vault buried in a super secret location (think Superman's Fortress of Solitude) ((or if you're even older, think Doc Savage's Fortress of Solitude)).  Wait a minute, Supes and … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Giant-Size X-Men # 1

I found myself wandering up and down the Marvel Comics section of my secret comic book vault this week trying to decide on just the right comic for this week's RETRO REVIEW.  The more I thought, the harder it was to decide, until finally, I came to the end of the row and reached the X-Men shelves.  Okay, so I'll do a … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1960s Marvel No-Prize

Hi gang, guess what time it is?  It's time for a new Fabulous Find.  And this week, I thought I'd feature another great old Marvel collectible.  And what is this great old Marvel collectible?  I'm glad you asked. It is a 1960s Marvel No-Prize!   That's right, if you, a Marvel Comics reader, found a mistake in one of … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Collected Cheech Wizard # 1

It's Friday once again.  Yay!  And it's time for a brand spanking new (or is that old?) RETRO REVIEW, for your pleasure.  This week I think its once again time for an independent comic book, so I thought long and hard and decided to feature an underground comic book.  And the comic I've chosen is The Collected Cheech … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: May 1967 Esquire Magazine

Greetings and salutations once again, fans.  I'm back with a brand spanking new Fabulous Find.  And this week I'm digging back into the "wayback machine" and pulling out the May 1967 issue of Esquire Magazine.  It's got a photo cover of a young boy eating a hamburger and drinking a coca-cola while watching the Lee … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Batman # 171

Thanks for coming back for a new RETRO REVIEW.  This week I found myself in the DC Comics section of the comic book vault, which is buried deep underground, in a secret location.  And once I returned above ground and the vault door safely secured behind me, I discovered I had brought to light; Batman # 171! So let's … [Read more...]

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