RETRO REVIEW: Jack Staff # 1

So we meet again.  This week's RETRO REVIEW features an independent comic book from Dancing Elephant Press.  The comic is Jack Staff # 1 and it is cover dated April 2000.  The comic was created, written and drawn by writer/artist Paul Grist.  Or as it says on the interior of the front cover; Paul "The Knave" Grist!  … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Ultimate Black Panther

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we’re looking at an AU story starring Black Panther (in celebration of his big screen debut this week). It’s just about the only one I could find – Ka-Zar headlined more issues of What If? than King T’Challa, and he tops out at one! How’s It Different? Like … [Read more...]

Marvel 1975 Slurpee Cups

Hey, how you doin'?  I'm back this week with a repeat Fabulous Find, looking at the 1975 Marvel Comics Slurpee cups.  In 1975, I was a young man attending college and working in the college’s bookstore to earn some extra bucks and I discovered that the chain store, 7-11, was selling their slurpees in plastic cups … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: DC Comics Legends # 1 – 6

Welcome back all, this week I'm once again going into the DC Comics annex of the comic book vault and I've pulled out the mini-series; Legends.  There were six (6) issues in this mini-series and this is the comic book/series that John Byrne made his DC debut.  These issues came out just before his Superman update hit … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Hulk Future Imperfect

For this week's RETRO REVIEW, I'm looking at the two issue series; The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect that was published by Marvel Comics.  The first issue is dated December 1992 and the second issue is dated January 1993.  Or are they?  My copies were bought fresh off the comic book rack when they came out and are … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1975 Shelf Stuff

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to a new edition of Fabulous Finds!  I'm feeling in the mood for a little Barry Windsor Smith artwork, so I've pulled from it's place of honor, on my shelf, the 1975 Gorblimey Press Shelf Stuff sketch book from the incomparable Barry Windsor Smith! This was published in 1975.  It sold … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Man of Steel # 1

I'm not sure what the weather is like where you are reading this, but here in Michigan it is bitter cold!  But I'm not going to let that stop me from writing up a new RETRO REVIEW.  This week, I thought I'd pick out a comic from DC Comics, so I rummaged around in the DC annex of the comic book vault, mark 2, and … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Merry Christmas From Me To You

Thank you for finding you way back to this week's Fabulous Find.  But I should be honest, and say right up front, this post really isn't about one of my finds, but simply a wish of Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my readers, friends and family. But in doing so, I've dug out some Christmas artwork/images … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Marvel Spotlight # 2

Welcome back for this week's RETRO REVIEW!  This time around I’ll be looking at Marvel Spotlight # 2, which is cover dated February 1972.  This book, from Marvel Comics, introduces Jack Russell, who becomes the title character, Werewolf By Night.  The comic features an interesting, though uncredited, cover by Neal … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Marvel View-Masters

Bonjour, mes amis!  Or if you're not up on your French, Hello, my friends!  You've made it back for another  new Fabulous Find, and this week I'm looking back to 1977, 78 and 79 (with a mention of 1980).  From my personal collection are some Marvel Comics View-Master sets.  These were put out by the GAF Corporation, … [Read more...]

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