RETRO REVIEW: Eclipse, The Magazine # 1

Hey, Hey, Hey ...it's a new RETRO REVIEW!  I'm glad you could all find your way to this week's column.  And what do I have in store for you this week?  Well, how about Eclipse, The Magazine # 1, cover dated May 1981 and published by Eclipse Enterprises. This is the first of a short-lived black and white magazine … [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...]

RETRO REVIEW: Captain Marvel # 25

Okay, let's just jump right into the thick of things for this week's RETRO REVIEW.  I've pulled out of the comics vault, Marvel Comics Captain Marvel # 25.  It is cover dated March 1973, and it is the beginning of something special. We all know how wonderful the 1960's were to pick up Marvel Comics at our local … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1976 Marvel Bicentennial Calendar

It's time for another new Fabulous Find.  And since it's been quite a while since I focused on those great Marvel Comics calendars (in fact it's been almost four years, see my post, dated August 10, 2012), I think it's time to look at the second one, from 1976, I bring you The Mighty Marvel Bicentennial Calendar. … [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...]

Retro Review: Marvel Two-In-One Annual # 2

Okay, I decided to be nice and not make everyone wait for two weeks, for the second half, of this continued RETRO REVIEW.  For those looking for my regularly scheduled Fabulous Find column, well, check back next week, as I've pushed it back so that I can offer up this column instead. So without further ado, I offer … [Read more...]

Retro Review: Avenger Annual # 7

Welcome back!  For this week's RETRO REVIEW, it's time to pull out a comic book from the Marvel Comics vault!  So what am I feeling this week?  How about an Avengers book, featuring our heroes battling the villain, Thanos?  Sounds good to me, or should that be sounds bad?  Anyway, this week's book is Avengers King-Size … [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...]

RETRO REVIEW: Captain Marvel # 17

This week's RETRO REVIEW is Marvel Comics' Captain Marvel # 17.  The comic is cover dated October, 1969, and features a very nice Gil Kane and Dan Adkins cover.  Not only does it show the good Captain Marvel front and center, but it also gives the reader another Captain, Captain America, that is, plus Bucky, well not … [Read more...]

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