Strange Times & Places: Spider-Boy #1

  Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where we’re celebrating the financial and creative success of Spider-Man: Homecoming by visiting a very different take on the Wall Crawler – Amalgam Comics’ Spider-Boy #1! How’s It Different? As explained last time we visited this universe, Amalgam Comics … [Read more...]

The Ballad of the Marriage of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson

(Guest article by infamous street skulker Michael "Scratch" Lapham. Enjoy! -C.) June 21 of this year marked an important event in comics that should be celebrated by fans across the country, but won't.  It is a significant event that most fans still hold dear,  but the powers that be want you to forget, for their … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: What If? #105

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where this week we’re reading a one-off, single issue story that spawned over two hundred issues worth of fan favorite comics – What If? #105, the first appearance of the Spectacular Spider-Girl! How’s It Different? Like most, if not all, issues of What If?, it’s a For … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Spider Man by The Human Beingz

Welcome back to a new Fabulous Find.  Hope I didn't throw you off by posting RETRO REVIEWS two weeks in a row!  This week I have not visited the comic vault though, I've gone into my record collection again and excavated a single, or if you prefer a 45.  You know, one of those small, 7 inch records, with the big hole … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Strange Tales Annual # 2

And as everyone knows, if it didn't sell out, it would have likely remained on the spinner rack until late September or early October, before it would have been pulled. The cover is drawn by Jack "King" Kirby, with the inks likely done by Sol Brodsky.  At one time it was thought the inks were either by Steve Ditko … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Spider-Man

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where we blame Stan Lee for Power Rangers. We’ll back up that bold claim while we watch the first two episodes of Japanese Spider-Man! Plot Rundown Young motorcycle racer Takuya Yamashiro’s father is murdered while investigating the evil Iron Cross Army in an attack that nearly … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Freddie McCoy’s Spider-Man

Friday, it's Friday!  Heck ya!  And time for a brand spanking new Fabulous Find.  It's been a while since I featured any music for a Fabulous Find, so today, I'm going to rectify that.  Here is a little collectible that you just might not even be aware of.  It's from way back in 1966 and it is Freddie McCoy's album … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1966 Marvel Donruss Card Set

Welcome back true believers. This week it's time for a new Fabulous Find.  And since I've just recently completed my set of the 1966 Marvel Donruss Super Heroes card set, I thought that this would be the perfect time to shine the spotlight on them. This set of cards is the very first set of Marvel cards that were ever … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Spectacular Spider-Man # 1

Time for a new RETRO REVIEW, and this week it's The Spectacular Spider-Man # 1, from Marvel Comics, cover dated July 1968.  This is the black and white magazine issue that sold for 35 cents back in 1968, when regular comic books were still 12 cents a piece.  This is the only issue of this magazine series that was … [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...]

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