RETRO REVIEW: Avengers # 181 & 182

Hey there fans, friends and family, welcome back for a new RETRO REVIEW.  This week it's time to once again visit the Marvel Comics annex of the hidden underground comic book vault.  And I have emerged with two (2) comics in hand; Avengers # 181 & 182.  They are cover dated March 1978 and April 1978. Issue # 181 … [Read more...]

Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali

Time for a new RETRO REVIEW, and this week I've gone to the Treasury sized comics section of the vault and pulled out DC Comics' All New Collectors Edition, Volume 7, Number C-56, or as it's better known as, Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali.  This was published in 1978 and that's when I bought my copy, right off the … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Avengers # 201

It's RETRO REVIEW week folks, and this week I'm looking at Avengers # 201 from Marvel Comics.  It is cover dated November 1980, and features an unusual cover, pencilled by George Perez and inked by Terry Austin, featuring Jarvis, the Avengers' butler.  Take a gander: The comic actually has two separate stories … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1972 Detroit Tri Con Program

While searching for something else to feature in this Fabulous Find column, I came across a forgotten program from a local Detroit convention I attended back in 1972.  It was called the Detroit Tri Con 1972 and it was a spin off from the Detroit Triple FanFare conventions held during the same period.  It was held at a … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: 1981 Pretty Girl Sketchbook

Since this week is a Holiday week, I thought I'd make it easy on myself and present a Fabulous Find that didn't require a lot of writing on my part and I stumbled upon the perfect find while filing away something else entirely. It's the 1981 Pretty Girl Sketchbook published, as a one-shot, from Paisley Publications. I … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Marvel Fumetti Book # 1

Good day, mates.  It's time for another RETRO REVIEW, and this week I'm pulling a book out from the Marvel Comics Group from 1984.  It's cover dated; April 1984 and the comic is; The Marvel Fumetti Book # 1.  Normally I'd be telling you who drew the cover to lead into things, but this cover isn't drawn by anyone, it's … [Read more...]

Witzend Fanzines # 6 – 12

Welcome back to part two, in my two part, Fabulous Find column on the Witzend fanzines from Wally Wood and company! Though with issue # 6, Wally Wood is now only listed as the "illustrious founder" and the fanzine/prozine is now published by Ed Glasser and edited by Bill Pearson!  Witzend # 6 I've owned my copy of … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Marvel Feature (Vol 2) # 1

Welcome back for another Retro Review!  This week I've brought to light the first book, in the second series, of Marvel Comics' comic book Marvel Feature # 1, cover dated November 1975.  This issue presents the first color Red Sonja solo feature!  Roy Thomas had first brought Marvel readers Red Sonja in the pages … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Avengers # 170 & 171

The wait is over, Marvel Comics' The Avengers has finally made it to the theaters today, May 3, 2012!  And to go along with our month long celebration  of all thing Avengers, I present this week's RETRO REVIEW on Avengers # 170 & 171.  These comics were cover dated April 1978 and May 1978.  Number 170 features a … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Detective Comics # 475 & 476

Happy Friday!  And welcome back to Greg Turner's Retro Review.  This week I've pulled out Detective Comics # 475 & 476.  These are published by DC Comics and are cover dated; February and April 1978.  The comics feature the Batman against his foe, the Joker, in a two-issue continued story written by Steve … [Read more...]

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