RETRO REVIEW: Hulk #107 & #108

Hey ho, everyone, I'm back this week with a new RETRO REVIEW.  Sorry that I was not able to post last week, but I was tied up with selling and buying property and frankly just ran out of time to write up a new post and then was away from a computer, so I couldn't even repost an old column.  So again, I apologize to my … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Comics Journal # 50

Welcome back to the latest Fabulous Find.  This week I have pulled out another fanzine to share.  This one is slightly more recent, but still goes back almost forty (40) years to 1979.  The fanzine is The Comics Journal # 50, cover dated October 1979.  The Journal was published by Fantagraphics, Inc. and had an … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: DC Comics Presents # 62

Time for another RETRO REVIEW for your reading pleasure!  I believe it's time for a DC Comics issue, so I have pulled out my copy of DC Comics Presents # 62, cover dated October 1983.  Why did I pull this particular issue out, you ask?  Good question, as it is far from a favorite issue, but next Tuesday is the Fourth … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Legion Fandom Beginnings

Say what?  That doesn't sound like a Fabulous Find, you might be thinking, and you'd be correct.  I thought I'd do something a little different this time, as I am fighting the dreaded deadline doom!  I've pulled out one of my first blog posts and have given it a bit of spit and polish.  Hopefully you'll bear with me … [Read more...]

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...]

RETRO REVIEW: Monkeyman and O’Brien # 1

Welcome, friends, followers and family.  It's time for a new RETRO REVIEW of an independent comic book this week.  So I ventured down into the comic book vault and turned down the independent wing and dug around for a few hours and finally came up with the 1996 Dark Horse Comics comic book, Monkeyman And O'Brien # 1. … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Six Drawings by Barry Smith Portfolio

Hi there, it's time for a new Fabulous Find, so I've pulled out a mini gem from my collection this week.  It's the 1978 Six Drawings by Barry Smith mini-portfolio published by Gorblimey Press.  I call this a mini-gem because the portfolio measures just three (3) by five (5) inches.  Yes, you read that right.  The … [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...]

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