Fabulous Find: Amazing World of DC Comics # 15

Welcome back to this week's column/blog.  I guess Chris and I are on the same wavelength, as he wrote about Wonder Woman in his column this week and I'll be doing something similar today.  For this week's Fabulous Find I have dug around in the first box of fanzines I came across and pulled out Amazing World of DC … [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: 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...]

Fabulous Find: Spider-Man Book & Record Set PR10

It's time for another Fabulous Find and you've found it.  I'm back this week with a cool find, it's the Power Records first Spider-Man book and record set from 1974.  It's numbered PR10 and it's the first in a series of 45 RPM records featuring super-heroes from both Marvel Comics, as well as DC Comics.  Power Records … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: The Punisher # 1

Welcome back BTTP fans!  This week for Greg Turner's Retro Review I've pulled out Marvel Comics' The Punisher #1, cover dated January 1986.  It's billed as the first issue of a four issue limited series, the first mini-series featuring the Punisher!  The Punisher had first appeared twelve years earlier in Amazing … [Read more...]

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