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...]

Fabulous Find: Amazing World of DC Comics # 15

Welcome back to this week's column/blog.  I guess Chris and I are on the same wavelength, as he wrote about Wonder Woman in his column this week and I'll be doing something similar today.  For this week's Fabulous Find I have dug around in the first box of fanzines I came across and pulled out Amazing World of DC … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: The California Pelican from 1965

It is just about impossible to determine when and where the very first write-up on the still new and very cool Marvel Comics of the sixties was published, but in this week's Fabulous Find, I just might have found one of the very first, if not the actual first publication.  I don't know for sure, but I do know that this … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Avengers # 181 & 182

Hey there fans, friends and family, welcome back for a new RETRO REVIEW.  This week it's time to once again visit the Marvel Comics annex of the hidden underground comic book vault.  And I have emerged with two (2) comics in hand; Avengers # 181 & 182.  They are cover dated March 1978 and April 1978. Issue # 181 … [Read more...]

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...]

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