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...]

RETRO REVIEW: Man-Thing # 5 & 6

Time once again for a new RETRO REVIEW for your pleasure (at least I hope it's a pleasure).  This week it was back into the Marvel Comics section of the comics vault, where I have pulled out The Man-Thing #s 5 & 6. These two books are cover dated; May 1974 and June 1974, so they would have been on the newsstands in … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1974 Marvel Treasury Special, Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag

Well, that just might be the longest title to a Fabulous Find or a RETRO REVIEW in the history of my posts.  But since this post will appear just a day before Christmas Eve and two days prior to Christmas Day, it seems appropriate to share a Holiday themed find.  So here ya go ... The 1974 Marvel Treasury Special, … [Read more...]

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