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...]

RETRO REVIEW: Sub-Mariner # 8

This week it's back to Marvel Comics for a new RETRO REVIEW.  And I have selected Sub-Mariner # 8 for this one.  The comic is cover dated December 1968, which means it was on the stands likely in September of 1968, just as summer was ending and all of us were going back to school.  It features a great cover drawn … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Dr. Strange # 177

Greetings and salutations fellow comic book fans.  It's time for another RETRO REVIEW and this week it's time to once again shine the spotlight on Marvel Comics.  I've pulled out a book that features one of my all time favorite covers. And what is that comic?  Glad you asked, otherwise this might have been my all time … [Read more...]

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