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Guardians of the Galaxy Launch Party and WILD WED. Cosmic Sale!

  Another WILD WED. at All About Books and Comics! Wed. March 27, 2013 One Day Only! Guardians of the Galaxy Launch Party and COSMIC SALE!  20% off All Back Issue “Cosmic” Comics* Infinity Gauntlet, Silver Surfer, Nova, Annihilation, Warlok, Thanos, Rocket Raccoon etc. *Not valid on consignment or with any other discount, coupons or bucks. Launch Party Exclusive Variants, Buttons, Lithos Refreshments  Wed. March 27, 10 am – 8 pm! Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #35 by Dan!

And we’re back! I have a splitting headache, but that won’t stop me. Let’s do this! Silver Surfer #7 from 1969 I’m not gunna lie, these Silver Surfer comics were worth their 25-cent price point. This book is thick. This story is, in a nutshell, weird. Silver Surfer meets an heir to Dr. Frankenstein who is, of course, trying to bring his own monster to life. The Dr. accidentally creates a new Silver Surfer that tortures the town, and it’s up to the normal Surfer to bring him down. John Buscema provides the art, and the only way I can … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #12 by Dan!

I’m taking a break from watching whatever the Cardinals are trying to do.  It sure isn’t playing football, but that’s the kind commentary I should save for a different blog.  Now, Comics! Defenders #6 from 1973 The Defenders are a team that has always surprised me.  They look like a poor-man’s Avengers team, consisting of throwaways that aren’t good enough for the main team.  But this title lasted over 150 issues, so do I really have any room to judge them?  It is a completely capable creative team in Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema.  It’s the kind of group that … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #10

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 year now in full gear), this amounts to a two-year project. I’m currently on the Marvel “M” stuff, and here are some of the titles I’ve been encountering: Marvel Premiere: This is one of those institutions peculiar to comics: the try-out book, which a company uses to publish a couple of issues of a new series, and, if sales … 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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