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...]

RETRO REVIEW: Thor # 179 – 181

Welcome once again to a brand spanking new RETRO REVIEW!  And this week it's time to take a look at a Marvel Comics book or two, okay maybe three!  So without further ado, I bring you The Mighty Thor # 179 through # 1981.  Issue # 179 is cover dated August 1970, # 180 is cover dated September 1970 and # 181 is cover … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Tex Benson # 1

This week, I'm looking at an independent comic book. So digging for something unusual, I've unearthed, Tex Benson # 1, published in 1986, from a little known comic book company called, Metro Comics.  Metro Comics seems to be the comic book publishing arm of S.Q. Productions, Inc., owned by Sal Quartuccio.  S.Q. … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1976 Marvel Lunchbox

I'm hungry, but I need to write this week's Fabulous Find.   So maybe I should combine the two!  This week I bring to you, the 1976 Marvel Lunchbox.  It's a metal lunchbox made by Aladdin Industries and it features Marvel Comics' characters  on all six (6) sides.  Plus it's got a cool, plastic thermos inside that also … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Jack Kirby Collector # 1

To put it simply ... it's time for a new Fabulous Find.  So who am I to deny you that pleasure?  So without further ado, I present for your interest The Jack Kirby Collector # 1, cover dated September 1994.  This little fanzine, which would grow to so much more is just a few short years, and is still being published … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1960s Marvel No-Prize

Hi gang, guess what time it is?  It's time for a new Fabulous Find.  And this week, I thought I'd feature another great old Marvel collectible.  And what is this great old Marvel collectible?  I'm glad you asked. It is a 1960s Marvel No-Prize!   That's right, if you, a Marvel Comics reader, found a mistake in one of … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: May 1967 Esquire Magazine

Greetings and salutations once again, fans.  I'm back with a brand spanking new Fabulous Find.  And this week I'm digging back into the "wayback machine" and pulling out the May 1967 issue of Esquire Magazine.  It's got a photo cover of a young boy eating a hamburger and drinking a coca-cola while watching the Lee … [Read more...]

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