RETRO REVIEW: Captain Marvel # 17

This week’s RETRO REVIEW is Marvel Comics’ Captain Marvel # 17.  The comic is cover dated October, 1969, and features a very nice Gil Kane and Dan Adkins cover.  Not only does it show the good Captain Marvel front and center, but it also gives the reader another Captain, Captain America, that is, plus Bucky, well not exactly Bucky, it’s Rick Jones in…

Marvel Comics finger puppets

Welcome back to another Fabulous Find.  This week I’ve brought out a slightly weird item from my collection.  A Marvel Comics finger puppet!  I only own the Thor finger puppet, but I’ve got my eye out for the other three in the set.  I don’t remember exactly when I bought my Thor, but it was…

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 of Conan # 23 & 24, that…

My Golden Age: The Superior Crescendo

Spoilers ahead for Amazing Spider-Man #698-Amazing Spider-Man #700 and Superior Spider-Man #1. So this is the grand finale, the crescendo of demise. This is the happy ending where the bad guy goes down and dies. – James Allen (Glasvegas) The first question out of a person’s mouth when they find out that I enjoy/collect comic…

RETRO REVIEW: Demon Hunter # 1

Welcome back to another Retro Review!  This week I’ve brought up from the comic book vault; Demon Hunter # 1, from  Atlas/Seaboard Comics.  It’s actually the one and only issue published, as the second issue never saw the light of day, as Atlas Comics collapsed only months after this first issue was published!  But that doesn’t mean that this…

Fabulous Find # 10: The Collected Trashman

Trashman is a rare underground superhero created and drawn by Spain (a.k.a. Manuel Rodriguez) who appeared regularly in underground comix and magazines from 1968 through 1985.  Trashman’s first appearance was as a full page serial comic strip in the New York City underground newspaper, the East Village Other.  After Spain moved from New York City to San Francisco in 1970, three…

The Heroine Addict Fanzine

This week I’ve decided to write about the fanzine, The Heroine Addict.  This fine fanzine, dedicated to Super-Heroines, was published beginning in September 1974, and ran till it’s final issue, #11, in the summer of 1977.  Actually it then became Heroines Showcase, but I’ll leave those issues for another edition of Fabulous Finds!  That version…