Tag Archives: Strange Tales

The Latest and Mostly Greatest #17 by Dan!

I’m writing these on a Friday, whoa! Stuff on time! Let’s do this! My Top 5 (The 5 Best Comics of the Week) Amazing Spider-Man #655 Writer: Dan Slott Artist: Marcos Martin Yup, I’m on the bandwagon for this issue. It’s been going around the “internets” (as dear Dubya once said) that this is some big special fantastic issue, and holy crap it is.  Look, all you need to know is that Dan Slott really loves writing Spider-Man and Marcos Martin draws the hell out of it.  With the recent death of J. Jonah Jameson’s wife, this is a first … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #15 by Dan!

And we’re back!  This week will be a special “dead Marvel characters” week at Fresh Eyes, so let’s see what I picked out.  Oh! Spoilers ahead, don’t forget that. Strange Tales #105 from 1962 There’s nothing quite like a book where all the main good guys and bad guys do is narrate at each other.  “I’m doing this!” “Well, I’m doing this which leads to this!”  If people actually talked like this, I think we’d all be in a much better place, free of sarcasm and snark.  The main story is all about the Human Torch in his huge battle … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews — Stuff I Bought #183

Strange Tales II #2 (of 3) — Writers/Artists: Various … And by “various” I mean a six-page Gilbert Hernandez Iron Man and Toro vs. the Leader story, followed by a six-page Jaime Hernandez everybody-at-the-beach story (look at that cover!), plus offerings from Jeffrey Brown, Farel Dalrymple, Paul Hornschemeier,  and Tony Millionaire, among others.  Nine stories total (ten, if you count the one-page Watcher intro on the inside front cover), from some of the weirdest and wildest alternative creators out there, with creator biographies so you can follow up on the stuff you like. Not all of it works (Sheldon Vella’s “Look … Continue reading

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The Latest and (Mostly) Greatest #9 by Dan!

Oh man,  have plenty of other things I could be doing, but here I am writing a blog for you.  You owe me! Let’s do this! My Top Five (The Five Best comics of the Week) Amazing Spider-Man #647 Writer/Artist: Various This is one of the rare occasions where a $4.99 price tag actually makes sense.  This comic is huge, wrapping up all the pieces of Brand New Day, and setting everything up for the next set of arcs.  As it has been for months, this Spidey issue is a lot of fun.  It gives a lot of different writer … Continue reading

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40% off Silver Age Auction!

New Auction Now Under Way.  High Grade, Silver Age, Strange Tales and Tales to Astonish, all at 40% off Overstreet Prices.  Check out the auction HERE. Bid online, by phone or in person. Auction ends Wed. 9/29/10. Need bigger scans? Just email and we’ll send them to you. Continue reading

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