RETRO REVIEW: Fantastic Four # 112

Hey, ho, friends, fans and family.  This week it's time for another RETRO REVIEW.  I've had to search through lots of boxes to find something good to write about, as a lot of my stuff is still unpacked from the move last month.  Eventually, the night before actually, I came up with Fantastic Four # 112, cover dated … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Captain America # 124

Time once again for a new RETRO REVIEW.  This week I've visited the Marvel Comics section of the comic book vault and come out with Captain America # 124.  It is cover dated April 1970 and sports a very nice cover drawn by "Mirthful" Marie Severin with inks by "Joltin'" Joe Sinnott. Take a look: The story is … [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: 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...]

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: 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: 1977 Marvel Superhero Gift Pack

Presenting a new Fabulous Find ... this week, the 1977 Marvel Superhero Gift Pack!  So what exactly is a superhero gift pack?  Well, today it means a whole lot more than back in 1977.  In 1977, the Marvel Superhero Gift Pack was simply an illustrated box/sleeve with ten different Marvel Comics in it.  I'm not really … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Marvel Mead Folders

Welcome back my friends to the fun that never ends (with apologies to Emerson, Lake & Palmer for twisting their song lyric).  It's time once again for a new Fabulous Find and this week I've dug in a deep, dark corner of my vast collectibles vault for something a little different.  And what did I come up with, you … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Fantastic Fanzine # 10

Happy Friday everyone!  It's time once again for another Fabulous Find!  And this week I've unearthed another great old fanzine.  It seems I get the most feedback when I pull one of these babies out of my collection to share with you all, so I think you must like and appreciate my posts when I'm talking fanzines!  This … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Daredevil # 43

This week we're looking at another cool Silver Age comic; Daredevil # 43 from Marvel Comics.  It is cover dated August 1968, so it likely was on the comic spinner racks at the beginning of the summer of that year.  The great cover, by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott, jumps out at you and grabs your immediate attention!  Boy … [Read more...]

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