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It Came From the Back Room #35

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 (these are featured at the discount racks at the west end of the store for two weeks after each post, and then go to the discount racks on the east end of the store for a few weeks, and then disappear into our warehouses, so get them while you can). I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (especially with the school semester in full gear), this amounts to a two-year … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #33

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 (especially with the school semester in full gear), this amounts to a two-year project.  This week, the focus continues to be on the letter “F,” and on discount comics featuring a series that Marvel has frequently billed as “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine” — the Fantastic Four. Fantastic Four — Volume One The FF was Marvel’s first Silver Age superhero book, of course, … Continue reading

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All About Will Honor All Atomic Orders!

With the sudden closure of Atomic Comics four comic Shops in the Phoenix area comic fans don’t have to worry about getting their weekly fix. All About Books and Comics,  in Phoenix Arizona is working with Diamond Comics to insure that all of Atomics customers as well as their own, will  get all their comics and related merchandise. All About Books and Comics will honor any Atomic orders and can fulfill ALL requests. Owners Alan and Marsha Giroux, confirmed that All About Books and Comics orders are large enough to meet the needs of everyone, but that they have additional … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #24

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. This week, we’re on the letter “H”: specifically, Marvel’s Green Goliath: The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, a Stan Lee/Jack Kirby riff on the Jekyll and Hyde archetype, is one of the earliest Silver Age Marvel characters, first appearing in his own series in the May 1962-dated Hulk #1. In this earliest incarnation, Bruce Banner’s monstrous alter-ego is … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #24

All right folks, it’s been a long weekend, the X-men movie was rad, and now I’m reading old stuff.  Let’s do this! Hawkman #5 from 1964 So I completely don’t understand the Shadow Thief.  He’s a guy who steals stuff, but is basically like Kitty Pryde, unable to be touched.  But how does he steal things if he’s only a shadow?  It’s logic like this that makes me smarter than the 60s!  Hawkman is using his bow and arrow to try to shoot the Shadow Thief, and this story is all about finding a way to stop the untouchable villain.  … Continue reading

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