Tag Sub-Mariner

Covered 365: Day 107

Strange Tales #107, Marvel Comics, April 1963 – Artist: Jack Kirby. Simplicity can be overwhelming when executes nicely and Jack Kirby hit a nerve with this cover. Strange Tales #107 is one of the most iconic covers of the early…

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Undervalued Spotlight #438

Fantastic Four Annual #1, Marvel Comics 1963. Ok here’s a first for Comic Book Daily (I think). After much deliberation I’ve decided to dust off Mike Huddleston’s old Overvalued Overstreet #14 featuring Fantastic Four Annual #1, which he posted almost…

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Covered 365: Day 54

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 54 – Iron Man #54, January 1973, Artist – Gil Kane. One of my…

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Undervalued Spotlight #416

Sub-Mariner #13, Timely Comics, Spring 1944. On a recent post convention dinner we were debating what the best covers of each “age” were. For this Spotlight post we’ll focus on our “Golden Age” argument. Some great books were put forth…

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Undervalued Spotlight #237

Fantastic Four #4, Marvel Comics, May 1962. I lucked into a nice collection of early Marvels a couple of weeks back. There was a Journey #83, a Strange Tales #110 and a few other big Marvel keys. For some reason though, and I’m not sure why, I was most drawn to the lower mid-grade copy of the Fantastic Four #4.
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Collecting Comic Places

This month saw the release of Guardians of the Galaxy #21, a much-anticipated story set in the home planet of the Venom symbiote. This story inspired me to think back on the first appearance of Venom’s home planet, which appears…

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Why did the original Silver Surfer run fail? #1-18

A little more than two years after the first book hit the stands it was part of a Marvel wave of cancellations due to poor sales (Nick Fury, Doctor Strange, and The Silver Surfer) and suspensions (X-Men & Captain Marvel) and it was gone. I can’t say I was that sorry to see him go. What happened? There are a gazillion reasons and theories why the Surfer failed in his first solo effort. I will list some of my own reasons I thought the book failed and then we will take a look at the high’s and lows of the run itself. For anybody who thinks this run is not a failure I say this – when you are cancelled and the Sub-Mariner continues you have done something wrong.
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Undervalued Spotlight #186

Sub-Mariner #34 and #35, Marvel Comics, February and March 1971 Sub-Mariner #34 – dead. Sub-Mariner #35 – deader. Sub-Mariner the title – Deadest. There are comic books out there that are slower than they should be and Sub-Mariner #34 is…

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