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Starlord Byrne Austin OG

Star-Lord by Byrne & Austin

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July 28, 2015|In Comics, Marvel, Movies-TV, Sci Fi

Back in 1976, Marv Wolfman – then editor-in-chief for Marvel Comics – came up with the name Star-Lord and passed it on to writer Steve Englehart to flesh it out. The result appeared in Marvel Preview #4, January 1976.

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Silver Surfer FF55 OG

The Silver Surfer by Kirby & Sinnott

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June 17, 2014|In Comics, Marvel

From Fantastic Four No. 55, Oct 1966. Kirby's energy and Sinnott's precision are in top form as the Silver Surfer returns.

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Pro! NFL Cover by John Buscema

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June 15, 2014|In Comics, Marvel

From 1970, John Buscema does a Marvel group of characters for Pro!, an NFL official progam.

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Superman vs. Spider-Man Cover by Andru, Giordano & Austin

When this came out in 1976, fans went apeshit. And rightfully so. For the first time, rivals DC and Marvel teamed up for mutual profit. Written by Gerry Conway, pencilled by Ross Andru (with some polishing by Neal Adams), figure inking by Dick Giordano and background inks by Terry Austin. It was a whole lot of fun to read.

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Amazing Fantasy 15 Cover OG

Amazing Fantasy No. 15 Cover by Steve Ditko

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February 10, 2014|In Comics, Marvel

For a rejected cover, it's made its rounds over the years. Steve Ditko submitted this image, but Marvel's then-publisher Martin Goodman rejected it. Gone was Ditko's downward-looking POV to be replaced by an upward-looking Kirby-pencilled version.

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Amazing Spider Man 701 Cover OG

Amazing Spider-Man No. 701 Cover by Steve Ditko

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October 13, 2013|In Comics, Marvel

The Amazing Spider-Man was cancelled after issue No. 700. I'll be honest, I hadn't picked up the book since the 70s. Black costumes, clones, brand new days and all the rest just seemed like something I wanted to avoid. But you can't ignore Spider-Man. C'mon. He's SPIDER-MAN. And there were a lot of great issues I have read multiple times, and will likely read again.

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Marvel Team Up 4 OG

Marvel Team-Up No. 4 Cover by Kane & Giacoia

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September 18, 2013|In Comics, Marvel

I was a wee lad in the summer of 1972. I liked Spider-Man a lot. His cartoon (the 1967 series) was on TV (and still rules today). But it wasn't until Mom gave me 20¢ in the drugstore that I bought a copy of this, my first comic.

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Iron Man in HD

Perfection Ain't Perfect (or The Scourge of Hyphens)

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March 27, 2010|In General, Marvel, Movies-TV

I was in the Sony Store in the mall, looking for replacement rubber tips for my in-ear headphones. While the guy went in the back to retrieve this low-demand, low-cost-but-easy-to-steal item, I watched a bit of Iron Man in high-def Blu-ray on a big Bravia.

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