RETRO REVIEW: Thor # 179 – 181

Welcome once again to a brand spanking new RETRO REVIEW!  And this week it's time to take a look at a Marvel Comics book or two, okay maybe three!  So without further ado, I bring you The Mighty Thor # 179 through # 1981.  Issue # 179 is cover dated August 1970, # 180 is cover dated September 1970 and # 181 is cover … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1960s Marvel No-Prize

Hi gang, guess what time it is?  It's time for a new Fabulous Find.  And this week, I thought I'd feature another great old Marvel collectible.  And what is this great old Marvel collectible?  I'm glad you asked. It is a 1960s Marvel No-Prize!   That's right, if you, a Marvel Comics reader, found a mistake in one of … [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: 1965 Marvel Stationery Kit

Welcome to this week's Fabulous Find, true believers!  And with that introduction, you might guess that I'm once again digging into my Marvel Comics collectibles to bring you something I think is totally cool.  So without further ado, I present the 1965 Marvel Comics Group Official Swingin' Stationery Kit. This kit … [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: Captain Marvel # 25

Okay, let's just jump right into the thick of things for this week's RETRO REVIEW.  I've pulled out of the comics vault, Marvel Comics Captain Marvel # 25.  It is cover dated March 1973, and it is the beginning of something special. We all know how wonderful the 1960's were to pick up Marvel Comics at our local … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1964 New York Comicon Book

Welcome to another, though slightly different, edition of Fabulous Find. Rather than an old collectible, I'd like to bring to your attention something brand spanking new. Though it definitely has ties to something that happened over fifty (50) years ago. And what is that, you might ask? Well, it's a new soft cover book … [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...]

RETRO REVIEW: The Avengers # 16

Once again it's time for a new RETRO REVIEW, and again I'm feeling the love of Marvel Comics, so I went back down, deep underground, into the comic vault and brought back up Avengers # 16, cover dated May 1965.  It's got a snappy Jack Kirby (pencils) cover that is inked by either Dick Ayers or Sol Brodsky.  Experts are … [Read more...]

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