RETRO REVIEW: Batman # 237

I'm still in the midst of the "Big Move" So once again this week, I am bringing back one of my oldest RETRO REVIEWs for you reading enjoyment.  This was originally posted in January 2010, so most of my readers of today will have not seen it before, and I suspect only of couple of you will even remember that I covered … [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: 1977 Super DC Calendar

Hale and welcome fans, friends and family.  I'm back once again with a new Fabulous Find.  This week I was rummaging around in the DC annex of the comic book vault buried deep underground my home.  I've twice written posts on Marvel Comics Calendars, but this week I thought I'd feature my one and only DC Comics … [Read more...]

Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali

Time for a new RETRO REVIEW, and this week I've gone to the Treasury sized comics section of the vault and pulled out DC Comics' All New Collectors Edition, Volume 7, Number C-56, or as it's better known as, Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali.  This was published in 1978 and that's when I bought my copy, right off the … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Planet of Vampires # 1

Hey ho folks!  This week it's time once again to dig into the independent comic section of my collection.  And I've come out with Planet of Vampires # 1, published by Atlas/Seaboard Comics and it has a February 1975 cover date.  As most of you know Atlas/Seaboard was Martin Goodman's response to Marvel Comics for … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1981 Pretty Girl Sketchbook

Since this week is a Holiday week, I thought I'd make it easy on myself and present a Fabulous Find that didn't require a lot of writing on my part and I stumbled upon the perfect find while filing away something else entirely. It's the 1981 Pretty Girl Sketchbook published, as a one-shot, from Paisley Publications. I … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Showcase # 100

This week it's time for another DC Comics RETRO REVIEW.  The comic in question is; Showcase # 100, cover dated May 1978.  It features a cover drawn by Joe Staton (pencils) and Dick Giordano (inks) and it proclaims the this "awesome Anniversary edition" showcases (yes, pun intended) "sixty (60) super-stars in a story it … [Read more...]

Amazing World of DC Comics # 4

Howdy, comic book fans!  It's time once again to dig through my comic collectibles for this week's Fabulous Find!  And this week I bring to the light Amazing World of DC Comics # 4. This is the DC Comics' house fanzine published by National Periodical Publications, Inc.  Issue number four is cover dated January 1975, … [Read more...]

Witzend Fanzines # 6 – 12

Welcome back to part two, in my two part, Fabulous Find column on the Witzend fanzines from Wally Wood and company! Though with issue # 6, Wally Wood is now only listed as the "illustrious founder" and the fanzine/prozine is now published by Ed Glasser and edited by Bill Pearson!  Witzend # 6 I've owned my copy of … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Wonder Woman # 178

This week, it's time for another comic book retro review featuring D C Comics!  So I've dug back to 1968 and pulled out an issue of Wonder Woman.  And that comic is Wonder Woman # 178, cover dated October 1968!   It's an important issue, as it marked a big change in the character, or at least the beginning of that … [Read more...]

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