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Collector willieCPA4646 private msg quote post Address this user
Strange Adventures #5 and #6 (DC Black Label - Tom King / Mitch Gerads / Evan Shaner) - a little behind in this series.
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Read X-Men 3 and 4 from the reprint collection I got. X-Men 3 properly calls Jean's power telekinesis for the first time, although it's misspelled once. Professor X also thinks to himself that he's in love with Jean, continuing with his creepiness. The Blob doesn't seem quite as dumb as he does in most books. X-Men 4 introduces not only Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, it's also the first appearance of Toad and Mastermind as well as the second appearance of Magneto.
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Just a small sampling of my recent reads. These three books are all in the midst of major lengthy storylines, all of which are really heating up:









The first issue of Eclipse Monthly showed great promise, sporting five diverse and interesting features:



Marvel’s Thor title was in the process of tying up loose ends before Walt Simonson began his legendary run three issues down the road. This issue sports a sweet cover by Bob Layton.
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As a supplement to the preceding post, here is a fanzine article I published back in 2012 when I first bought and read Eclipse Monthly, wherein I discuss the book in greater detail:







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@michaelekrupp Excellent trip down memory lane!
As you mentioned the only problem in collecting was "...usually
because of budget restraints.".
I can only imagine the gems I might have in my collection if I
had only had two dimes instead of just one.

Marty
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@martymann For me, much of the joy of collecting as an adult is derived from the thrill of going back and acquiring those comics that I either never saw or couldn’t afford when they were new. It’s the closest I’ll ever come to returning to those magical days when life’s biggest concern was what was new on the rack at the drugstore, the 7-11 or those newfangled stores that only sold comic books!🤩
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One of my comics from PASSAIC BOOK CENTER




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Another one from PASSAIC BOOK CENTER.




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Collector willieCPA4646 private msg quote post Address this user
Superman and The Authority #2 (Morrison / Janin /etc.)
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@martymann Any idea if Passaic is still in business? They used to make it to the Motor City Con back in the boom years of the early 90s. IMO they had the best 3 for a dollar boxes! I remember I used to buy from them via mail order as well back in those days. Just makes me think of how times have changed. Back in the early 90s Motor City Con drew dealers from all over the US and even Canada. Nowadays, the number of dealers is greatly diminished, with only a few that aren’t local. The space is mostly taken up now by a dramatic increase in celebrities and media guests. Makes me miss the old days, when I would walk out with several long boxes of 2, 3 or 4 for a buck comics every year.
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@michaelekrupp I know their Main Avenue store in Passaic closed
years ago and they moved to some other location but I have not
heard anything about them still being in business.

Marty
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@martymann I figured they were probably gone by now or I would have at least encountered them on EBay at some point. At least we have the memories…

Speaking of memories, I have been in a Marvel groove over the last couple days:






















Cap, Iron Man and Defenders were all hitting new heights back then. The Lee-Ditko Spider-Man never gets old. I was pretty excited about Alpha Flight at the time, but I always felt that the book never lived up to the hype. Re-reading it now hasn’t changed my opinion. The Conan is something of a mixed bag. I liked the Buscema-Chan art team, but Bruce Jones’ Conan dialogue is just a little bit off. To my ear, Conan wouldn’t utter expressions like “Great Crom!” or Sweet Mitra!”. Also, I admit that I have always preferred the lengthier Conan stories from Savage Sword and King Conan compared to the regular mag. I liked DeMatteis’ handling of Spidey and Mr. Fantastic in Team-Up, but I felt the overall plot was a little weak.
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All of these were great reads!
















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Green Lantern #5 (2021 - Thorne / Raney / Santucci etc.)
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I have been making a pretty good dent in my reading stack lately. I am trying to stay on schedule and get into the September issues during the month of September. I still have around 30 more August issues to go but I am feeling confident about making it. I read all these yesterday. I originally read them all back in the ‘80s but, with the exception of the Spidey, I don’t think I have read any of them since. All of them were excellent and brought back many great memories!
















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Read through King Grimlock both issues.
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Reading Sex Criminals. Interesting to say the least.
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I recently read this FCBD comic. I was shocked to find out that it is based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota!!!! It also has other Minnesota cities, like Duluth. There are several novels that feature Minnesota, but this is the first comic book series that I have ever seen, or heard of, being based in Minnesota. Throw in some vampires and you KNOW I'll be there!!! I bought the first issue from MCS and I should get it in a couple weeks. If it's as good as the FCBD comic, I'll get the back issues and add it to my preorders. This is looking like a good series.


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Just finished this phenomenal issue of Blackhawk! This is a little known and underrated ‘80s book deserving of way more recognition than it receives. Don’t pass these over on your next time through the dollar boxes.



Also read this morning: the first First issue of Starslayer. This is another underrated title that can be acquired on the cheap. I didn’t like Lenin Delsol’s art on this book as much as Grell’s or Truman’s, but it is still an enjoyable read.



Doug Moench really begins to gain traction on the Batman books with his creation of Nocturna and the Thief of Night, making their debut in this issue of Detective.






Here are a few more of my recent reads, each of which brings something interesting and unique to the table.







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Collector willieCPA4646 private msg quote post Address this user
X-Men #2 (2021).
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Collector michaelekrupp private msg quote post Address this user
Today’s reads so far:













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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@martymann - Happy Birthday Marty!
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Collector michaelekrupp private msg quote post Address this user
@martymann Happy Birthday, bro!

Read these last night. The Ka-Zar was crazy good, the others were decent enough but unexceptional.












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@esaravo
@michaelkrupp

THANK YOU!

Marty
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