RETRO REVIEW: DC Comics Legends # 1 – 6

Welcome back all, this week I'm once again going into the DC Comics annex of the comic book vault and I've pulled out the mini-series; Legends.  There were six (6) issues in this mini-series and this is the comic book/series that John Byrne made his DC debut.  These issues came out just before his Superman update hit … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Man of Steel # 1

I'm not sure what the weather is like where you are reading this, but here in Michigan it is bitter cold!  But I'm not going to let that stop me from writing up a new RETRO REVIEW.  This week, I thought I'd pick out a comic from DC Comics, so I rummaged around in the DC annex of the comic book vault, mark 2, and … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re looking at one of the oddest AU stories I’ve encountered to date. Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure takes nine licensed heroes who don’t typically share a universe and puts them together in, shockingly enough, a steam punk world. How’s It … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Slugfest by Reed Tucker

Greetings and Salutations all.  In this week's Fabulous Find, I will be looking at a brand new book, just published by Da Capo Press.  The book in question is; Slugfest and it is written by Reed Tucker.  What's it about?  Well, I think the cover says it all ... "Inside the epic 50-year battle between Marvel and DC"!  I … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Tales of Suspense #80 & Tales to Astonish #82

Welcome back!  It's time for a new RETRO REVIEW and this week I'm stretching the review over two separate comic titles.  First up is Tales of Suspense #80, then secondly Tales to Astonish #82.  Well to be completely honest, I'm only looking at half of each of those comics.  As most of you know, the two Tales books were … [Read more...]

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: Silver Surfer # 18

Hey ho, ho hey!  I'm back this week with a brand spanking new RETRO REVIEW.  Sorry about last couple of weeks of not being able to do new columns, but I was moving and you can image how much stuff I had to move!  But I'm back now and this week I'm looking at Silver Surfer # 18 from Marvel Comics.  The cover was drawn, … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Nobody Loves the Hulk 45

Welcome back to my column; Fabulous Find.  This week I will have to re-share one of my earliest Fabulous Finds a second time, as I am in the midst of a big move and not able to dig out anything cool.  Everything is packed in so many boxes that I can not count them all, and I can not find anything, even if I wanted … [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...]

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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