Fabulous Find: 1971 New York Comic Art Program

Time for a new Fabulous Find and this week I've dug into my convention program booklets and pulled out the 1971 New York Comic Art Program.  The convention was held over the weekend of July 2nd through the 5th. There were two Guests of Honor, the first, artist Jim Steranko and second, writer Gardner Fox.  Publisher … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: American Flagg! # 1

Welcome back for this week’s RETRO REVIEW.   This week I am featuring American Flagg! # 1.  This comic was published by First Comics, with a cover date of October 1983.  The cover is penciled and inked by Howard Chaykin.  Here is that cover: Chaykin had been absent from comics for a little while, before jumping … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW:Marvel Premiere # 32

Welcome once again to the blog that never ends, with apologies to Emerson, Lake & Palmer, who's song title I've borrowed and slightly changed.  It's Friday, and therefore it's time for a new RETRO REVIEW.  And this week, I've ventured into the Marvel section of the vault and pulled out Marvel Premiere # 32, … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Empire Graphic Novel

I wanted to look at something a little different for this week's Fabulous Find.  Therefore, I've pulled off the shelf one of the early graphic novels published in the 70s's.  The book is Empire and it is written by science-fiction author, Samuel R. Delany.  The art is provided by comic book artist, Howard V. Chaykin. … [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...]

Fabulous Find: Star*Reach # 1

This week for my Fabulous Find, I'm shining the light on Star*Reach # 1.  It's from Star*Reach Productions and it's dated April 1974.  As far as I know, Star*Reach Productions was Mike Friedrich, and Mike Friedrich was Star*Reach Productions.  But please correct me if I'm wrong.  So what is Star*Reach?  A regular … [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...]

Early Comic Reader Fanzines

Happy Friday everyone!  And to start off the weekend, I bring you a new Fabulous Find!  Number twenty-six if you're counting.  This week I've dug out some early Comic Reader fanzines from my collection.  I don't have a complete run but I do own each issue from number ninety (90) to the end of it's run with issue two … [Read more...]

Comic Review: Scorpion # 1

I'm just back from vacation, but have no time to write up a Fabulous Find, or even do a quick new review, so I'm again reprinting one of my first columns from 2010.  I suspect many, if not most, of you have not had the chance to read it, so for your reading pleasure ... The short lived Atlas - Seaboard line of … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Marvel Feature (Vol 2) # 1

Welcome back for another Retro Review!  This week I've brought to light the first book, in the second series, of Marvel Comics' comic book Marvel Feature # 1, cover dated November 1975.  This issue presents the first color Red Sonja solo feature!  Roy Thomas had first brought Marvel readers Red Sonja in the pages … [Read more...]

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