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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #18 by Dan!

Whoa, it’s late on a Sunday and I’m late with the reviews.  How responsible! Let’s do this: Wonder Woman #169 from 1967 So there’s this Crimson Centipede right?  Multitude of arms and legs, so on so forth.  Nineteen sixty-seven was a freaking genius time.  This villain carries guns in his right hands, and stolen money in his left, so what’s not to love?  Add to that the fact that this guy also uses those arms to run super fast.  I can’t make this kind of genius up.  The art is kinda terrible, but in one of those “I’m looking at … 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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Fresh Eyes on Old Books #9 by Dan!

All right folks, it’s another dose of opinionated Silver/Bronze Age analysis.  Let’s do this! Amazing Spider-Man #88 from 1970 I was a little disappointed in this issue.  It was extremely misleading on the cover!  Probably only half the book was actually Doc Ock’s phantom legs attacking random people.  The rest was the usual Silver Age Spidey goodness.  It’s exactly what you’d expect from this Stan Lee/John Romita plethora of team ups from this era.  It’s absolute quality stuff that’s very simple to look at and enjoy.  Doc Ock captures some Chinese general (complete with stereotypical Asian designs) and Spiderman has … 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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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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