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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #34 by Dan!

And we’re back! I’m taking a break from the bizarre-ness of the Cardinals game (we all know they’re going to lose) to bring you this new round of comics reviews. Let’s do this! Green Lantern #40 from 1965 So this is one of the first crossovers between Earth 1 and Earth 2. It’s… interesting. This gives an entire origin to the Guardians that involves a character named Krona. They basically punished Krona for trying to figure out where they came from. Basically, they banished him from existence for trying to learn about history. The Guardians have always been a bunch … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #34

We’re interrupting the back-issue specials (still on FF — and, as I warned you all two weeks ago, those $1 Byrne issues are disappearing fast) for another original art/comics display, this one involving the DC character Jonah Hex, as drawn by one of my favorite artists: Tim Truman. Jonah Hex and his comics history got covered back when we were doing the letter “J,” in this post, and the art display case back at the west end of the store has a number of his key books for sale there, including his first appearance, a nice-looking copy of All-Star Western #10 … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #33 by Dan!

All right folks, I’m back. I’ve got nothing fancy to say and I don’t want to ramble. I’ll save that for the actual reviews. Let’s do this! Teen Titans #10 from 1967 So here’s my problem with the Teen Titans in a nutshell. This comic has them fighting a bully. Robin gets invited to participate in a motorcycle race in a ghost town (not kidding), but this one guy is a big jerk and tries to ruin the race. It’s essentially Wacky Races, with the bad dude as Snidley Whiplash and everyone else as Penelope Pitstop (how obscure was that … Continue reading

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RELAUNCH #2’s and SALE!

So you all know about the great success of the DC 52 RELAUNCH and the many sellouts on the first issues.  This Wed. the second issues begin coming out. With original orders across the country much lower than the first issues and lower print runs many in the industry are predicting fast sell outs on the #2’s. If you are a subscription customer be sure to update your list and add the titles you want to continue on. Better yet, if you can make it in on Wed. we are having a one day SALE in conjunction with the release … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #30

Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed, this amounts to a two-year project. Something different this week: I’m working on the letter “F” now — specifically, back issues of Flash — but I’ll cover the discount stuff from that in my next posting, once it’s all finished and available on the cover price racks. Instead, since it turned out that we had so many cool (and key) Silver Age issues of … Continue reading

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