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: Rom # 1

Thanks for checking back in.  This week it's time for a new RETRO REVIEW, featuring a Marvel Comics book.  Drum roll please ... From 1979, it's Rom # 1, or if you prefer, Rom Spaceknight # 1, cover dated December 1979.  Before I get to the actual comic itself, maybe I should share a little backstory about Rom. Rom … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Captain America # 175

Well, we've made it to another Friday, so it is time, once again, for another Retro Review!  Yay!  Well, it at least makes me happy!  This week I've opened up Marvel Comics' Captain America and the Falcon # 175.  This comic is cover dated July 1974 and features a cover drawn by Sal Buscema over a John Romita layout. … [Read more...]

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