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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.

Overvalued Overstreet | Conan #3

I guess I’ll stick with picking books from some of my favorite runs of comics and tackle Barry Windsor-Smith’s terrific run in Conan #1-24, focusing on one culprit in particular the “low distribution” issue #3. In the late seventies and…

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#33 | Marvel Premiere 1-61

In the early seventies, Marvel comics created a group of try out titles that featured new and sometimes old characters they wanted to showcase (great name for a try out book) to see if there was sufficient interest in the…

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Undervalued Spotlight #274

X-Men #109, Marvel Comics, February 1979 (Walt) – Mike Huddleston has a keen eye for undervalued comics. Case in point this gem he just sent in. Mike’s a great motivator too because now I have to try and top this…

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Bronze Age Hulk: Part 2, #163-182

We continue our look at Bronze Age Hulk with Part 2 of this forty issue run. There are some similarities to the first twenty issues. The Hulk fights the Rhino/Abomination combo once again, and we have return trips to Counter-Earth…

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ROM: Spaceknight, Part 1

We’re back in the late 70’s and Black Friday is almost upon us. Christmas is just around the corner. Time to get out and shop for toys for all those good little girls and boys. I wonder just how many…

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Undervalued Spotlight #267 

Daredevil #158, Marvel Comics, May 1979 & Spectacular Spider-Man #27, Marvel Comics, February 1979. This week's Undervalued Spotlight features the first Marvel comic works by legendary artist (and writer) Frank Miller.
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The Ghost Rider 1967

It is October – Halloween is just around the corner.  We need a spooky character for this month’s Arcs & Runs. After scouring around a bit I headed to the deadest genre of comic there is – the Western and…

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Silver Age Ant-Man

A couple of weeks ago my brother gave me a shout and asked if I wanted to go see the Ant-Man movie. I had been meaning to go and see the movie but somehow never had made it to the…

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Marvel 1960s Annuals: Reprints

In our final instalment of Marvel Annuals from the 1960’s we will look at some of the best and my favourite reprints from Marvel’s early days. I confess once again to being completely enamoured with these oversize square bound books…

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Undervalued Spotlight #253

Amazing Spider-Man #39, Marvel Comics, August 1966. Story by Stan Lee, Art by John Romita Sr. Inking by Mickey Demeo (pseudonym for Mike Esposito). Mike Huddleston takes the reins of the Spotlight this week and anyone who’s read some of…

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Undervalued Spotlight #248

Thor #134 Marvel Comics November 1966. The Undervalued Spotlight has landed once more on the great Kirby /Lee run (issue #126- 177) of the Thor title. Thor is as popular today as he/she has been at any point in his /her existence. There are lots of great books in this run and today’s spotlight is one of them featuring the first appearance of the High Evolutionary.
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Fantastic Four 52-60

We are way overdue for more of the Fantastic Four.  We will continue where we left off way back in Arcs & Runs #2 with another super run from this team and issues 52 thru issue 60. Marvel may have…

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Tales Of Suspense Part 2: 54-59

Continuing from last week's Arcs & Runs of Tales of Suspense issues 48 through 53, this week featuring 54 through 59. This twelve issue run is packed with first appearances and new beginnings. We will focus on the importance of the book itself and a very brief recounting of the story.
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Tales Of Suspense Part 1: 48-53

In last months Arcs & Runs we visited a bittersweet time in my life with comics. The 1991-1993 time frame represented the end of regular weekly/monthly comic collecting for my brother (Keith) and I after a fifteen year run of heavy…

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