Tag Archives: Jack Kirby

The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #25

All right folks, I’ve decided to change it up a little bit.  I’m gunna go about these the way Phil does, talk about what I want, when I want to, then recommend some stuff at the end.  Let’s see if this is any better. Let’s do this! Grodd of War #1 Writer: Sean Ryan Artist: Ig Guara Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1 Writer: JT Krul Artist: Mikel Janin Legion of Doom #1 Writer: Adam Glass Artist: Rodney Buchemi Wonder Woman & The Furies #1 Writer: Abnett and Lanning Artist: Scott Clark Three minis and a one-shot for all your … 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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It Came From the Back Room #14

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 (even with school on holiday break right now), this amounts to a two-year project. This week, I’m on the letter “K,” and that means new old stuff from Marvel, DC and indy publishers out on the discount racks: Kull: This is the Marvel series from the ’70s, featuring Robert E. Howard’s other memorable barbarian character, and, like Conan, it benefited from memorable artists: on … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #10 by Dan!

Now it’s time for me to read some more old stuff and use excessive amounts of exclamation points!!! Let’s! Do! This! Fantastic Four #64 from 1967 This is a Kirby comic.  There’s no better way to describe what comes from this issue.  A combination of weird blocky robots, the Fantastic Four being fantastic, and the Inhumans lead to an exact representation of what Jack Kirby did for the medium.  It has the main evidence of Kirby’s styles in the huge drawings of machinery, Kirby dots, and big splash pages of action.  Not to mention that it’s a lot of fun.  … Continue reading

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Strange Tales #100 and Many More Pre-Superhero Marvels

Out of the new mega Silver Age Marvel collection there is a slew of pre-superhero STRANGE TALES, TALES TO ASTONISH, and TALES OF SUSPENSE. The majority of these books will be featured in one of our display cases at the store by Wednesday, however, we have posted a few here on the online shop. Continue reading

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