Fabulous Find: The California Pelican from 1965

It is just about impossible to determine when and where the very first write-up on the still new and very cool Marvel Comics of the sixties was published, but in this week's Fabulous Find, I just might have found one of the very first, if not the actual first publication.  I don't know for sure, but I do know that this … [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: 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...]

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: 1977 Spider-Man & Fantastic Four Boardgame

First things first ... Happy New Year!  I hope your holidays were great and that the new year brings exciting opportunities to you all.  I'll check back in twelve months for your report. But now on to the reason you're reading this, it's once again time for a new Fabulous Find.  I hope this excites you as much as … [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: Heroes, Inc. (No Number)

It's time for a new RETRO REVIEW this week, and from a company other than Marvel or DC Comics.  So digging around I've come up from the comic vault with Heroes, Inc. Presents Cannon.  The comic has no number and doesn't even have indicia to indicate who published it or when.  But it's from comic creator, Wally Wood and … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1975 Topps Marvel Stickers

Welcome, you've found your way to a new Fabulous Find and this week I've pulled out my collection of 1975 Topps Marvel Stickers.  This set wasn't the first Marvel card/sticker sets, but it was the first one I bought.  There was an earlier card set from Donruss that came out in 1966 and then the first sticker set was … [Read more...]

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