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: 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: 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...]

Fabulous Find: 1974 Marvel Treasury Special, Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag

Well, that just might be the longest title to a Fabulous Find or a RETRO REVIEW in the history of my posts.  But since this post will appear just a day before Christmas Eve and two days prior to Christmas Day, it seems appropriate to share a Holiday themed find.  So here ya go ... The 1974 Marvel Treasury Special, … [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...]

RETRO REVIEW: What If # 10

Greetings and salutations, comic book fans!  This week it's time for a Marvel Comics based RETRO REVIEW.  And since Marvel fans are still talking about the introduction of a female Thor in today's comic books, I thought I'd talk about What If # 10, where the idea first raised it's head, or at least saw the light of … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Rom # 1

Thanks for checking back in.  This week it's time for a new RETRO REVIEW, featuring a Marvel Comics book.  Drum roll please ... From 1979, it's Rom # 1, or if you prefer, Rom Spaceknight # 1, cover dated December 1979.  Before I get to the actual comic itself, maybe I should share a little backstory about Rom. Rom … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Sub-Mariner # 8

This week it's back to Marvel Comics for a new RETRO REVIEW.  And I have selected Sub-Mariner # 8 for this one.  The comic is cover dated December 1968, which means it was on the stands likely in September of 1968, just as summer was ending and all of us were going back to school.  It features a great cover drawn … [Read more...]

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