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...]

Fabulous Find: Pittsburgh Fan Forum # 9

Almost fifty years ago a group of dedicated comic book fans came together in the city of Pittsburg, PA and formed the Pittsburgh Comix Club.  Their love of comics became almost legendary, as their group got together and dressed as comic book characters and attended local comic book conventions, almost before "cosplay" … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Avengers # 201

It's RETRO REVIEW week folks, and this week I'm looking at Avengers # 201 from Marvel Comics.  It is cover dated November 1980, and features an unusual cover, pencilled by George Perez and inked by Terry Austin, featuring Jarvis, the Avengers' butler.  Take a gander: The comic actually has two separate stories … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: It’s A Fanzine # 24

Hey there comic book fans!  Welcome back for another edition of Fabulous Finds.  This week I'm only going back to 1984.  Wow, still over 30 years ago.  That is a time when I was most involved with comic book fandom, as is witnessed by the fanzine I've pulled from my collection this week; It's A Fanzine # 24.  This … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Marvel Fumetti Book # 1

Good day, mates.  It's time for another RETRO REVIEW, and this week I'm pulling a book out from the Marvel Comics Group from 1984.  It's cover dated; April 1984 and the comic is; The Marvel Fumetti Book # 1.  Normally I'd be telling you who drew the cover to lead into things, but this cover isn't drawn by anyone, it's … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Fantastic Four # 252

Hello out there, where ever you might be in this wide and wondrous world!  It is once again time for a new RETRO REVIEW!  And this week it's time to dig into the Marvel Comics Universe, so after a little bit of thought, I've decided on Fantastic Four # 252, cover dated March 1983.  It's got a cool "turned sideways" … [Read more...]

Legion Outpost Fanzines Pt 2

Fabulous Find Welcome back to another edition of Fabulous Finds!  I know this should be a RETRO REVIEW week, but I thought I’d go ahead and hit you with part two of my Legion Outpost fanzine post.  This week I’ll be focusing on issues six through ten of The Legion Outpost.  So without further ado let me begin. Issue … [Read more...]

I WILL TELL YOU #83: Top 5 Greatest Suckiest Comics Ever

I Will Tell You #83: Top 5 Greatest Suckiest Comics Ever My mother, and just about everyone else’s, has said many times if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all. And obviously, since I’ve been called a critic, I must not have listened. But the truth is, I learned, you can do both. You can find … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Avengers # 170 & 171

The wait is over, Marvel Comics' The Avengers has finally made it to the theaters today, May 3, 2012!  And to go along with our month long celebration  of all thing Avengers, I present this week's RETRO REVIEW on Avengers # 170 & 171.  These comics were cover dated April 1978 and May 1978.  Number 170 features a … [Read more...]

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