Tag: comic books

Flash Gordon

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Born in the mid to late 30’s, Flash Gordon has been present in one form or another for nearly 80 years!  How cool is that? Alex Raymond first brought Flash to life as a comic strip in the newspapers of…

The Original Green Lantern

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Before Hal Jordan or John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner came along, there was another Green Lantern.  The Original. Born in the ‘Golden Age of Comics’ (1930’s-1940’s), this Green Lantern was more magical than SciFi.  His name was Alan…

Spider-Man: the trouble with Goblins

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Taking a look at some of my Spider-Man Comics today and it struck me that there were a lot of variations on a theme when it comes to the Goblin. The original was, of course, Norman Osborne as The Green…

Clones have never been a good idea-Comic Nostaglia Spider-Man

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Gather ’round children, and let old Uncle Morty tell you a story. Once upon a time, there was a meeting of the minds at old Marvel.  “Spider-Man,” they said, “Is stale.  We’ve done it all!  Peter’s married to Mary Jane,…

Trolling my comics-box 3 part 2

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The particulars in case you forgot: I’m trolling through my comic book collection, which spans 1977-1995/6ish, because I’m feeling nostalgic and want to share.  I invite you to tag along with me cuz I hope it’ll be fun – I’m…

Trolling my comics-Box 3 part 1

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The particulars in case you forgot: I’m trolling through my comic book collection, which spans 1977-1995/6ish, because I’m feeling nostalgic and want to share.  I invite you to tag along with me cuz I hope it’ll be fun – I’m…

Trolling my comics-Box 2 Part 2

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The particulars in case you forgot: I’m trolling through my comic book collection, which spans 1977-1995/6ish, because I’m feeling nostalgic and want to share.  I invite you to tag along with me cuz I hope it’ll be fun – I’m…

Trolling my comic book collection-Box 1 part 2

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As I mentioned before, I’ve decided to start going through my comic book collection one box at a time and see what I find, then talk about it here.  I invite you to tag along with me cuz I hope…

Trolling my comic book collection-Box 1

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So.  What with all the SDCC talk of late, I’ve been feeling more and more nostalgic for comic books then ever before. Short story – true story.  I don’t buy comic books anymore because I had a problem.  I spent…