Silver Age

Fresh Eyes on Old Books #36

And we’re back again. I’ve suffered heartbreak this week at the hands of ASU football, and before the Cardinals stomp what’s left of my soul, I’m going to review some comics. Let’s do this! Ghost Rider #10 from 1974 Ghost Rider is just really, really weird. The nice thing about old school Marvel was that they were honest. This issue is completely a fill-in guest starring the Hulk, and they blatantly announce it for everyone to see.  ANYway… There’s a ton of Ghost Rider angst with Johnny Blaze desperately not wanting to be the title of this comic, and it’s … Continue reading

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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 #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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Amazing Fantasy #15

We just acquired a nice Silver Age collection of Marvel’s and DC’s from the 1962 to 1967 era, and with it, the Holy Grail of any Silver Age comic book collection, AMAZING FANTASY #15, featuring the 1st appearance of AMAZING SPIDERMAN! Front, back and centerfold scans can be viewed here. It’s really a nice looking key, with lots of integrity left. It’s also one of the tougher to grade keys we’ve had in some time, with this book falling somewhere in the nebulous region of Good+ 2.5 to G/VG 3.0. Here’s the condition breakdown: Original staples are completely adhered to … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #26

All right folks, brought to you live (with slight tape delay) from Brookbank Canyon Ranch in northeast Arizona, I give you my reviews!  I’m taking a step away from the ranch life to give you folks exactly what you want.  Let’s do this! Ghost Rider #5 from 1974 There’s nothing quite like reading the phrase “swears to you on the name of the almighty Satan” when you’re surrounded by strict conservative religious family members. But that’s what you get when you’re dealing with Ghost Rider. Johnny Storm has to save his love interest (with old school Marvel, names aren’t that … Continue reading

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