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...]

RETRO REVIEW: Challengers of the Unknown # 81

Okay fans, it's time for a new RETRO REVIEW.  Yippee Kay Ai!  And this week, it is time to visit the DC Comics portion of the secret comic book vault buried in a super secret location (think Superman's Fortress of Solitude) ((or if you're even older, think Doc Savage's Fortress of Solitude)).  Wait a minute, Supes and … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Superman # 214

Hey, ho, it's almost Halloween, so how's about I dig into the comic vault and pull out a DC Comic this week featuring a supernatural element?  Sound good?  Okay, how about Superman # 214, cover dated February 1969?  Done! So let's jump right in.  Take a look at the cover to that issue, as drawn by Neal … [Read more...]

Fabulous FInd: 1977 Super DC Calendar

Hale and welcome fans, friends and family.  I'm back once again with a new Fabulous Find.  This week I was rummaging around in the DC annex of the comic book vault buried deep underground my home.  I've twice written posts on Marvel Comics Calendars, but this week I thought I'd feature my one and only DC Comics … [Read more...]

Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali

Time for a new RETRO REVIEW, and this week I've gone to the Treasury sized comics section of the vault and pulled out DC Comics' All New Collectors Edition, Volume 7, Number C-56, or as it's better known as, Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali.  This was published in 1978 and that's when I bought my copy, right off the … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Art of Neal Adams Volume Two

It's another Fabulous Friday, therefore, it's time for a new Fabulous Find.  This week I'd like to talk about the second volume of the fanzine known as: The Art Of Neal Adams Volume Two.  This, like Volume One, was published by Sal Quartuccio, and it is dated 1977.  Like the first volume that I featured … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Art of Neal Adams Volume One

Hey ho, faithful followers.  I'm back with a new Fabulous Find for all you fans, and this week I've unearthed The Art of Neal Adams Volume One.  It was published by Sal Quartuccio and is dated 1975.  It's a thirty-eight page (including the covers) magazine sized book or booklet.  It has colored front and back covers, … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Adventures of Jerry Lewis # 83

For today's RETRO REVIEW I have pulled out my copy of The Adventure Of Jerry Lewis # 83.  It is cover dated August 1964 and is published by DC Comics (though at the time they were still called National Periodical Publications).  The cover is both pencilled and inked by Bob Oksner and it features Jerry Lewis meeting … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Superman # 233

Hey gang, welcome back!  It's time for another RETRO REVIEW of a DC Comics book.  So this week I'm looking at Superman # 233, cover dated January 1971.  It features an iconic Neal Adams' Superman image of him busting some kryptonite chains from around his chest with the words "Kryptonite Nevermore!" below the image. … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Planet of Vampires # 1

Hey ho folks!  This week it's time once again to dig into the independent comic section of my collection.  And I've come out with Planet of Vampires # 1, published by Atlas/Seaboard Comics and it has a February 1975 cover date.  As most of you know Atlas/Seaboard was Martin Goodman's response to Marvel Comics for … [Read more...]

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