Category Undervalued Spotlight

A look at “undervalued” comics. See our Undervalued Spotlight Index for the complete 476 entries.

Undervalued Spotlight #8

The Cuban Missile Crisis of the early 1960s brought the Cold War with the Soviet Union to America’s kitchen tables and its workplace water coolers. Everyone was now talking about the Russians
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Undervalued Spotlight #7

The War Comics genre was an industry unto itself in the 1950s and 60s. Every major comic publisher had war titles. Charlton, Atlas, Fawcett, Dell and all the others drew heavily on the great adventure stories that could be set against the very recently won Second World War
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Undervalued Spotlight #6

Hansi, the Girl Who Loved the Swastika nn, Spire Cristian Comics, 1973 In 1972 a guy named Fleming H. Revell started up a line of religious and inspirational comics called Spire Christian Comics. The line featured many biographical stories including Johnny Cash,…

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Undervalued Spotlight #5

Pep Comics #22, MLJ Magazines, December 1941 In Pep Comics #22 (December 1941), MLJ Magazines quietly published an untitled six-page story that featured a girl-crazy teen named Archibald Andrews. Pep Comics was a superhero title featuring the likes of the Shield and the Hangman…

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Undervalued Spotlight #4

Strange Tales Annual #2, Marvel Comics, July 1963 This comic contains an original story in which Spidey and Human Torch join forces to beat the bad guys. In what is now classic Marvel fashion our two heroes start off fighting each other. Spidey finally convinces…

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Undervalued Spotlight #3

Tales to Astonish #91, Marvel Comics, May 1967, Battle Cover. The Abomination made his first appearance in Tales to Astonish #90 but since the even number issues of this title had Sub-Mariner covers we had to wait until issue #91…

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Undervalued Spotlight #2

Star Spangled War Stories #84, DC Comics, Aug. 1959, 1st Appearance Mme. Marie. Mademoiselle Marie was a French farm girl who joined the resistance to fight the Nazis during WW2, often alongside Sgt. Rock. Her father died in her arms…

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Undervalued Spotlight #1

Avenger #71, Marvel Comics, December 1969, 1st Appearance the Invaders Avengers #71 is one of those comic books that is always missing from the Avengers bins. It’s a book I’ll always look for whenever I’m at a comic convention or…

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