RETRO REVIEW: Avengers # 181 & 182

Hey there fans, friends and family, welcome back for a new RETRO REVIEW.  This week it's time to once again visit the Marvel Comics annex of the hidden underground comic book vault.  And I have emerged with two (2) comics in hand; Avengers # 181 & 182.  They are cover dated March 1978 and April 1978. Issue # 181 … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1981 Paragon Pretty Girl Portfolio

Welcome back to another Fabulous Find.  I'm your host, Greg Turner, and this week I bring you a companion post to the Fabulous Find from two weeks ago.  It's the Paragon Pretty Girl Portfolio from Paragon Publications.  Since both items came out in 1981, I'm not sure which one hit the market first, but I'm guessing … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1981 Pretty Girl Sketchbook

Since this week is a Holiday week, I thought I'd make it easy on myself and present a Fabulous Find that didn't require a lot of writing on my part and I stumbled upon the perfect find while filing away something else entirely. It's the 1981 Pretty Girl Sketchbook published, as a one-shot, from Paisley Publications. I … [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...]

1975 ACBA Sketchbook

Salutations friends and family!  It's once again Friday, and that means it's time for another Fabulous Find!  And this week I'm headed back into the fanzines I own and pulled out the 1975 ACBA Sketchbook!  It was published by the Academy of Comic Book Arts, or the ACBA, for short. It's basically a forty-eight page … [Read more...]

CPL # 11, a 1974 Fanzine

Welcome once again to another Fabulous Find!  This week I thought I'd spotlight one of my favorite fanzines, CPL, or it's proper name; Contemporary Pictorial Literature!  With a name like like it's got to be good, right?  The issue I'm going to be speaking about this time around is issue number eleven (11).  It was … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Space: 1999 # 1

Greetings and salutations all, and welcome back to another edition of my RETRO REVIEW column!  This week I've pulled out a little known comic from Charlton Comics.  It's Space: 1999 # 1, cover dated November 1975.  It features a pretty nice painted cover by artist, Joe Staton.  Take a look: The comic itself is based … [Read more...]

I WILL TELL YOU #71: The Unsinkable Spider-Man

I Will Tell You #71: The Unsinkable Spider-Man  Happy New Year, everybody! It's a brand new day! For us and Spider-Man! Unless your smartphone is broken, your internet is out, and you’ve gained too much weight over the holidays to climb the steps out of your parents’ basement, you undoubtedly know that tomorrow … [Read more...]

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