RETRO REVIEW: Tales of Suspense #80 & Tales to Astonish #82

Welcome back!  It's time for a new RETRO REVIEW and this week I'm stretching the review over two separate comic titles.  First up is Tales of Suspense #80, then secondly Tales to Astonish #82.  Well to be completely honest, I'm only looking at half of each of those comics.  As most of you know, the two Tales books were … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1971 New York Comic Art Program

Time for a new Fabulous Find and this week I've dug into my convention program booklets and pulled out the 1971 New York Comic Art Program.  The convention was held over the weekend of July 2nd through the 5th. There were two Guests of Honor, the first, artist Jim Steranko and second, writer Gardner Fox.  Publisher … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Legion Fandom Beginnings

Say what?  That doesn't sound like a Fabulous Find, you might be thinking, and you'd be correct.  I thought I'd do something a little different this time, as I am fighting the dreaded deadline doom!  I've pulled out one of my first blog posts and have given it a bit of spit and polish.  Hopefully you'll bear with me … [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...]

RETRO REVIEW: Doctor Strange # 169

Welcome back gang!  It's time for a new RETRO REVIEW and this week I've ventured into the Marvel Comics section of the comic book vault and pulled out Doctor Strange # 169, cover dated June 1968.  It is the first issue of the good Doctor's self-titled series.  Previously, the ol' doc had shared Strange Tales with … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 09-1966 Esquire Magazine

Welcome back, true believers!  It's once again time for a new Fabulous Find, and this week I've pulled out of the comics vault another rare find.  It is the September 1966 edition of Esquire Magazine, published by Arnold Gingrich. And why is this magazine of interest to us?  Well, thanks for asking!  It's because it … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Giant-Size Super-Stars # 1

Greetings and salutations comic book fans.  This week I found myself searching in the Marvel Comics section of my vast comics vault.  And I've pulled out a gem, at least I think so!  So what did I find?  I'm glad you asked.  I dug out my copy of Giant-Size Super-Stars # 1, cover dated May 1974.  If you look at the … [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...]

Fabulous Find: Pittsburgh Fan Forum # 9

Almost fifty years ago a group of dedicated comic book fans came together in the city of Pittsburg, PA and formed the Pittsburgh Comix Club.  Their love of comics became almost legendary, as their group got together and dressed as comic book characters and attended local comic book conventions, almost before "cosplay" … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Kull The Destroyer # 11

Welcome back for another edition of my RETRO REVIEW column.  This week it's time to pull a Marvel Comic book from out of the vault.  So after digging around for a while, I've unearthed; Kull The Destroyer # 11, cover dated November 1973.  The Kull comic book had been around since 1971 when the first issue came out as; … [Read more...]

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