RETRO REVIEW: 1st Issue Special # 9

This week, we find ourselves in the D C Comics section of the comic book vault, found deep below my abode.  And I bring up the 1st Issue Special # 9 for us to shine a spotlight on.  It is cover dated December 1975, so it would have been on sale around the time of my birthday, in September of that year.  The book … [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: Detective Comics # 437

Welcome comic book fans across America (and the world) and all the ships at sea.  You've tuned in to a new RETRO REVIEW and this week I am looking at a comic from DC Comics.  And what is that comic, you might ask?  And I will answer, the comic this week is Detective Comics # 437, cover dated November 1973.  The first … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Star*Reach # 1

This week for my Fabulous Find, I'm shining the light on Star*Reach # 1.  It's from Star*Reach Productions and it's dated April 1974.  As far as I know, Star*Reach Productions was Mike Friedrich, and Mike Friedrich was Star*Reach Productions.  But please correct me if I'm wrong.  So what is Star*Reach?  A regular … [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...]

Early Comic Reader Fanzines

Happy Friday everyone!  And to start off the weekend, I bring you a new Fabulous Find!  Number twenty-six if you're counting.  This week I've dug out some early Comic Reader fanzines from my collection.  I don't have a complete run but I do own each issue from number ninety (90) to the end of it's run with issue two … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Thor # 337

As part of Avengers month (plus), leading up to the opening of the movie; The Avengers, this week I am looking at Thor # 377, from Marvel Comics.  It is cover dated November 1983 and features a really strange looking image of the title character, Thor!  Or does it?  Who is this strange looking creature wearing Thor's … [Read more...]

Great Thor Stories!

Jim Johnson recounts some of the best Thor stories, since the character's arrival in the Marvel Universe fifty years ago! From Jack Kirby and Stan Lee to Walt Simonson, you can't go wrong with these classic tales. Full text: JJ here, Back to the Past Pop Culture TV, and this week I’m talking about the mightiest … [Read more...]

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