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Mike Huddleston

Mike was born and raised in Cambridge, Ontario. He has read and collected comics for over 40 years. A Marvel Zombie specializing in the Silver, bronze and early copper age of comics.

The Big Twelve

Today we will once again be stretching the boundaries of an Arc or Run to the straining point. Actually, just to a collecting strain. The way some people collect #1 issues or circled $0.12 covers, today’s post is about big…

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J. Jonah Jameson vs Spider-Man

Fake News! Long before that phrase was coined there was J. Jonah Jameson, and long before J.J., there would be others spreading their version of the truth. It was through the pages of the Amazing Spider-Man as a youngster maybe…

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Undervalued Spotlight #415

DC 100 Super Spectacular #4 Weird Mystery Tales, DC Comics, 1971. In today’s Undervalued Spotlight we go back in time to Bronze Age big comics, I mean 100 pages big, and the very beginning of DC’s 100-page comic era that…

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Doctor Strange #169-183

This week we feature one of my favourite runs of Doctor Strange, his first series in his own title, following a lengthy split run in Strange Tales (#110-168). I have always liked this run of fifteen books even though it…

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Werewolf By Night #32

There is not a hotter bronze-age book on the planet right now than our Overvalued Overstreet book Werewolf by Night #32 featuring the first appearance of the Marvel super-hero Moon Knight. Moon Knight first rode on to the scene via…

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Sugar and Spike #2 – #98

This week’s Overvalued Spotlight is shining a long-running and much-loved Silver Age title Sugar and Spike. This title pretty much ran the entire length of the silver age of comics. March/April 1956 through November 1971. The first issue of Sugar…

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Black Obsession

As any long-time collector of comics will tell you, sometimes we can be exhibit some pretty quirky collecting traits, likes and dislikes. I have known collectors who would only collect $0.12 covers, #1’s, by grade-mint comics only regardless of genre…

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Batman #227

This month’s Overvalued pick follows the same model as some of the earlier picks that I have made in this column. That the book is getting more love than it deserved. By that I mean they are books that I…

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X-Men #9-16

Today we take a final look at the original X-Men team. I was always a fan of the early X-Men and was one of the disappointed fans with the cancellation /suspension of the title at issue # 66. The Silver…

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The “Hot” book… Avengers #55

What’s this!? Avengers #55 – Undervalued Spotlight #142 Revisited? Huddleston trampling all over one of Walter’s best Undervalued pics of all time in the Overvalued Overstreet? In today’s Overvalued Overstreet we will look at some of those “hot” must have…

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Prototype Issues

One of my favourite genres of comic collecting is the Atlas/Marvel pre-super-hero monster books from the 1950’s and early 1960’s. They featured a lot of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko artwork. The stories were simple, fun, and entertaining. The litany…

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The William Ekgren Run

I am really stretching my own boundaries this week on what I constitutes “a run” of comic books with today’s post. The mysterious William Ekgren the comic artist with only three (3) books ever published. In fact, it is only…

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The Grey Age of Comics: 1970-71

One of the oldest and most frequent questions debated around comic shops is “when does the Silver age of comics end and the Bronze age begin”. There are always different opinions and some lively debate in terms of people defending…

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Fantastic Four #12-21

We’ll start 2018 off with another segment of Jack Kirby/Stan Lee’s terrific run of Fantastic Four #1-67. Although I have always personally thought “peak time” for this run was #44-60, you can make a pretty good case for the ten-issue…

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The coming of The Defenders

This week in Arcs & Runs we turn our attention to the early beginnings and formation of the super-hero team: The Defenders. I used to think of this team as the group of super-heroes who weren’t invited to be an…

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