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: 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: Man-Thing # 5 & 6

Time once again for a new RETRO REVIEW for your pleasure (at least I hope it's a pleasure).  This week it was back into the Marvel Comics section of the comics vault, where I have pulled out The Man-Thing #s 5 & 6. These two books are cover dated; May 1974 and June 1974, so they would have been on the newsstands in … [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: Rolling Stone # 91, 09-16-71

That's right, that's right, don't be sad and blue, as it's time for a new Fabulous Find, and this week I've pulled from the vault the Rolling Stone issue, # 91, dated September 16, 1971.  This issue was still published in the early newspaper format, prior to it becoming a large-size magazine, long before it became a … [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 Spider-Man & Fantastic Four Boardgame

First things first ... Happy New Year!  I hope your holidays were great and that the new year brings exciting opportunities to you all.  I'll check back in twelve months for your report. But now on to the reason you're reading this, it's once again time for a new Fabulous Find.  I hope this excites you as much as … [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...]

RETRO REVIEW: Spectacular Spider-Man # 1

Time for a new RETRO REVIEW, and this week it's The Spectacular Spider-Man # 1, from Marvel Comics, cover dated July 1968.  This is the black and white magazine issue that sold for 35 cents back in 1968, when regular comic books were still 12 cents a piece.  This is the only issue of this magazine series that was … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Spider-Man # 129

For this week's RETRO REVIEW, I've visited the Marvel Comics wing of my vault and come out with the Amazing Spider-Man # 129.  This book is cover dated February 1974 and features the introduction and first appearance of the Punisher!  Yep, that's right, this is where it all began for all you Punisher fans out there. … [Read more...]

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