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...]

Marvel-Con ’76 Booklet

Fabulous Find Welcome back to another Fabulous Find!  This week I've brought to light the convention program book from the 1976 Marvel Comic Book Convention, held in New York City, entitled; Marvel-Con '76! This was one of the last small cons before cons became a really big deal.  Quickly comic book conventions … [Read more...]

Mighty Marvel Calendar for 1975

Rather than another Retro Review this week, I thought I might start a new column that will alternate with my Retro Review column and I've decided to call it Fabulous Finds!  Though the column name isn't set in stone, so if you've got a better name for this column, please let me know in the comments section below! For … [Read more...]

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