Tag Captain Marvel

Covered 365: Day 77

Marvel Family #77 – Fawcett Publications, November 1952 – Artist: Pete Costanza. This has always been one tough cover to get a hold of. I once owned a real rough copy I sold for way too cheap. A great comic…

Covered 365: Day 21

A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Day 21 – Master Comics #21, Artist – Mac Raboy. Master Comics #21 is a…

Undervalued Spotlight #331

Marvel Super-Heroes #13, Marvel Comics, March 1968 This Spotlight came to me while I was arguing with someone about who was the best female superhero at Marvel. I’m not saying Captain Marvel is but I am presently this week’s Undervalued…

Has Marvel and DC Ruined the Party?

Thanks to the success of comic book movies, the back issue market has been enjoying a resurgence. As a speculator, it’s been fun trying to anticipate and out maneuver all the rumors. I’ve been stocking up on certain books and…

Marvelous Anglo-American

In the summer of that year Anglo-American put out Freelance Comics No. 1 (July/August) and then just after that Grand Slam Comics No. 1 (Sept./Oct.) and then Three Aces Comics No. 1 (Nov./Dec. 1941). This rounded off that first year for Anglo-American with all original Canadian material and characters such as Freelance, The Crusaders, Pat the Air Cadet, and Don Shield. At this point, however, Anglo-American decided to veer off this Canadian path and contract with Fawcett in the States, not to reprint their superhero stories, but to use their scripts for redraws. Of course, government acts prevented them from reprinting American comics outright (reprints weren’t really legalized until the war was over) in Canada, but not from drawing their own versions of the Fawcett scripted stories.

Fan Expo | Spider-Man (and Marvel) Panel

Panel: Axel Alonzo, Dan Slott, Ryan Stegman, Steve Wacker and Arune Singh Marvel started off saying that they are really excited for Spider-Man during the next couple of months.  The beginning of the excitement for Marvel and Spider-Man was issue…

Biff Socko, Two-Fisted Newshound: Aug 15th

It’s time for another update from BIFF SOCKO, TWO-FISTED NEWSHOUND. Biff Socko covers Comic Book News like zits on the A-V Club. Faster than Perry White! Stronger than J. Jonah Jameson! He is…BIFF SOCKO!   DATELINE: HOLLYWOOD– The reaction to…

1941 In Comics

This weeks Pick 5 is a little bit different.  Since there are many lists that feature “this day in”, I thought I would try it here.  So this week’s Pick 5 are big events in a given year.  The year…

Undervalued Spotlight #80

Captain Marvel #34, Marvel Comics, September 1974 Another undervalued Captain Marvel? Are you crazy? My Undervalued #77 already featured the too cheap issue #50. This spotlight features the even more neglected Captain Marvel #34. This has to be the most overlooked and…

Undervalued Spotlight #77

Captain Marvel #50, Marvel Comics, May 1977 The Captain Marvel run is easy and fun to collect. Launched in the memorable month of May 1968, the same month that launched Iron Man #1 and Sub-Mariner #1. The series lasted 62 issues and featured…