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...]

Fabulous Find: Jack Kirby Collector # 1

To put it simply ... it's time for a new Fabulous Find.  So who am I to deny you that pleasure?  So without further ado, I present for your interest The Jack Kirby Collector # 1, cover dated September 1994.  This little fanzine, which would grow to so much more is just a few short years, and is still being published … [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: Demon # 1

Cover dated September 1972, DC Comics presented to the world, Jack Kirby’s next round of original creations, The Demon # 1, or as the cover touted: “Jack Kirby’s Startling New Epic”!  Into his second year at DC, Jack’s fourth world series, incompassing The New Gods, The Forever People, Mister Miracle and Jimmy Olson … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1966 Batman Water Gun

Nineteen-sixty-six (1966), was the year of the Batman.  First up was the television show that took the country by storm.  Not just kids, but whole families, sat around their tv screens and rooted for the dynamic duo, Batman and Robin, to escape for a fiendish trap and defeat that week's villain.  And because of this, … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Superman # 214

Hey, ho, it's almost Halloween, so how's about I dig into the comic vault and pull out a DC Comic this week featuring a supernatural element?  Sound good?  Okay, how about Superman # 214, cover dated February 1969?  Done! So let's jump right in.  Take a look at the cover to that issue, as drawn by Neal … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1977 Batman String Puppet

Howdy partners!  It's once again time for a new Fabulous Find, and this week I've had to go to the research books and internet, as I do not actually own this collectible.  And what is this collectible I'm referring to?  Well, it's from Madison Limited and DC Comics, and it is the Batman Super-Heroes String Puppet.  It … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Justice League of America # 22

Welcome back, for the second part of a rare, two part RETRO REVIEW.  Last week I looked and wrote about Justice League of America # 21, cover dated August, 1963 and this week I'll be featuring the next comic book in the series, Justice League of America # 22, cover dated September 1963, which has the conclusion of the … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Justice League of America # 21

I've been featuring Marvel Comics for the last two months in my RETRO REVIEWs, so I thought I'd switch over to DC Comics, for a couple of columns, if that's okay with you, my readers.  So this week I've have pulled from the comics vault my copy of Justice League of America # 21.  Then next week, I'll forgo the next … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1964 New York Comicon Book

Welcome to another, though slightly different, edition of Fabulous Find. Rather than an old collectible, I'd like to bring to your attention something brand spanking new. Though it definitely has ties to something that happened over fifty (50) years ago. And what is that, you might ask? Well, it's a new soft cover book … [Read more...]

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