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...]

Fabulous Find: 1980 Chapters Newspapers

Hey gang, time for a new Fabulous Find, this week, and I've brought to light five (5) tabloid newspapers which presented comic strip reprints.  The newspapers are entitled; "Chapters", subtitled; "showcasing the finest in continuity comic strips".  And yes the quotation marks are actually included in the title of the … [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...]

Fabulous Find: 1980 Marvel Comics Super Heroes Strategy Game

Here we are, once again, on a fabulous Friday, therefore, it is time for another Fabulous Find.  And this week, I have dug around in the comic vault and pulled out another one of my cool board games.  This one is from 1980, and is the Marvel Comics Super Heroes Strategy Game.  It is brought to us by the Milton Bradley … [Read more...]

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