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Out of the Vault – Echo of Futurepast

Once again visiting the 1980’s, just because the decade was such an exciting time to be a comics reader (or arguably a comics creator). The big two comics companies had emerged from the chaos of the late 70’s with a … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Marvel Team-Up #74

It may be a little difficult to believe now, when Marvel superheroes dominate the box-office and permeate popular culture, but there was a time in the 70’s when Marvel was desperately trying to build a wider awareness of its characters … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Shade, the Changing Man (1990)

In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, DC tried to capitalize on the success of Alan Moore’s reinterpretation of Swamp Thing by bringing on other British writers and giving them other obscure cancelled characters to work their magic on, with … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Shade, the Changing Man

In 1977, DC and Marvel were in dire straits. Rising costs for paper and printing were driving up costs even as readership seemed to be declining. Some people were predicting the end of the American comics industry. But DC had … Continue reading

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Rare Find: Ditko Public Health Pamphlet from 1992!

Okay, so here’s the deal. It just so happens that, while researching for Out of the Vault, I found out that a prominent comics professional’s papers were being held in a special collection at a local university. So I went … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – The New Wave

In 1986, Eclipse Comics was one of a few rising comics companies trying to make the leap from independent to major player. Marvel and DC were still dominating the market, of course, but Comico, First and Eclipse were all vying … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – The New Mutants

By 1983, the X-Men had become one of the top sellers for Marvel, so they naturally did what any company wanting to make even more money would do. They created a spin-off. The new series would be called The New … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – X-Men: Children of the Atom

Still dragging a day behind. Given the nature of tomorrow’s film, I figured it would be a good time to revisit this miniseries. In 1999, Marvel decided to revisit the founding of the original team of X-Men in a miniseries … Continue reading

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Video Vault #3 is Live

This was a bear to edit (trying different software), but I think they’re getting better. I have the next video in the series planned, but after that, I don’t have anything set. If there’s a topic you’d like to see … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault – Wolverine

Sorry for the late update. I had trouble deciding which title to cover until late in the process, because I wasn’t sure if I would get hold of tomorrow’s movie in time. So in the early 80’s, two of the … Continue reading

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