Strange Times & Places: Timeslip The Collection

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where this week you’re in for a bit of a mind-flip, because we’re looking at Timeslip: The Collection. How’s It Different? This is a slightly strange example, since it’s a For Want of a Nail story…applied to the real world. Timeslip was a feature that ran in Marvel … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Giant-Size Super-Stars # 1

Greetings and salutations comic book fans.  This week I found myself searching in the Marvel Comics section of my vast comics vault.  And I've pulled out a gem, at least I think so!  So what did I find?  I'm glad you asked.  I dug out my copy of Giant-Size Super-Stars # 1, cover dated May 1974.  If you look at the … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1966 Marvel Donruss Card Set

Welcome back true believers. This week it's time for a new Fabulous Find.  And since I've just recently completed my set of the 1966 Marvel Donruss Super Heroes card set, I thought that this would be the perfect time to shine the spotlight on them. This set of cards is the very first set of Marvel cards that were ever … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1968 Marvel Inflatable Pillows

Hey, Hey, Hey, it's another Fabulous Find!  This week I bring to your attention the 1968 inflatable Marvel plastic pillows from Marvel Comics and Massachusetts Art Pillows.  Maybe you remember seeing them advertised in your Silver Age Marvel Comic books, I sure do.  Though I have never had the pleasure of owning one, I … [Read more...]

1978 Captain America Hand Puppet

Hey kids, it's another Fabulous Find!  It's been a while, so I thought I better pull out something cool this week.  So I'm featuring the 1978 Captain America hand puppet from Imperial Toy Corporation!  Here's mine, still sealed in it's plastic with an unpunched header card! I think he's pretty cool and as … [Read more...]

Retro Review: Strange Tales # 178

Well when it rains it pours.  First vacation interrupts my column and now computer problems cause a major slow down and eventual fix!  But because of this, I'm running yet another reprint.  But unless you've been here from the very beginning of my columns, I doubt you've read this one!  So without further ado ... Hi … [Read more...]

The Avengers Movie Finally Arrives in Theatres!

Jim Johnson thinks there has never been a better time to be an Avengers fan, and he'll show you why in this video segment featuring the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Nick Fury and more as they assemble the Avengers on the big screen for the first time! Full Text: JJ here, Back to the … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Hulk # 161

Happy Friday to all my readers!  This week I've pulled out The Incredible Hulk # 161, cover dated March 1973, from Marvel Comics.  It has a cover drawn by Herb Trimpe and inked by Sal Trapani, showing the Hulk fighting the X-Men's Beast, aka Hank McCoy!  The story itself is entitled; "Beyond The Border lurks Death!" … [Read more...]

I WILL TELL YOU #58: The Hulk – Incredible or Not?

The Hulk: Incredible or Not? Last week, as you’ll remember, I wrote about Avengers founding member Iron Man, and how the character, despite his popularity with comic fans over the years, has been one of the most ill-treated by Marvel, as witnessed by long passed events such as The Crossing in 1995, where he was turned … [Read more...]

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