Tag Archives: Tales of Suspense

Phil’s Reviews: Stuff I Bought #452

X-Men: Grand Design #1 (of 6) — Creator: Ed Piskor X-Men: Grand Design, a cool, addictive surprise, comes from Marvel’s hiring Ed Piskor, creator of the Hip Hop Family Tree comic, to tackle an even more tangled history: The X-Men. The result is six forty-page issues, using aged paper and lurid colors to present a mashup of 1940s science-fiction-comic style and underground art (he’s worked with Harvey Pekar and Jay Lynch), to remix and retell the group’s history, using as source material the first 300 issues of Uncanny X-Men. Mind you, it’s not as simple as starting with the story in X-Men #1; no, … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #39

Happy New Year! I gotta go start a job, but I promise I’ll get these done first, so let’s do this! Strange Adventures #120 from 1960 No joke, the first story of this issue of Strange Adventures involves living oil trying to take over the world. Somehow, these creatures can start fires and not burn out, and it doesn’t make any sense.  It all ends up being a giant ad for someday getting to Mars. No, I’m not kidding. The next story is kinda like Groundhog Day, but the real draw is the Atomic Knights appearance. I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #31

And we’re back! My football-related things are not going well, so I’m just gunna take a step back and read some comics. Let’s do this! Tales of Suspense #89 from 1967 So around this time in the 60s, Cap came back with WWII stories (not returning to modern times until Avengers 4) . So Tales of Suspense became the go-to title for anything Iron Man or Captain America. And it’s actually really good! Stan Lee is at his best when he’s limited to an eleven-page story. He doesn’t go wild with extra love plots; he doesn’t throw around a bunch … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #9

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 Tales: This, of course, is the Spider-Man reprint book, and as such offers a cheap alternative to otherwise-expensive back issues. That sales point is less critical today (in our brave … Continue reading

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New Silver and Golden Age Auction Now Under Way 7/21/10

Another 12 Gems on the new Golden and Silver Age Auction now under way!  Check them out at www.AllAboutComics.com under the auction tab. Auction Ends 8/4/10. www.AllAboutComics.com  602-277-0757 Continue reading

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