I like the Marvel Value Stamps!
I read in one of the old letters columns, that if you send in stamps #1-100, that Marvel would send you a "Marvel Value Stamp - Stamp Book".
I have tried to win some on eBay, but I have not ben successful. I hope to see one in person.
With the "Comics Code" gone, and horror in full effect, Marvel decided to turn Tigra in a Were-Wolf, err ... I mean a "Were-Woman"!
This small piece of art was used to promote her new look.
So often, people only remember the covers of comics. There is cool artwork in almost EVERY comic. My collection has become bloated. Over the last couple years I have been trimming the fat.
As I put issues I no longer have space for on eBay, I read them one last time before we part ways. Upon reading these issues that I've had in my possession for years, (and in some cases, decades) I find it hard to part with them.
Even in these lesser known issues, there is great art and awesome moments in comic book history.
They all have VALUE to me! The characters, the stories, and memories from where I was when I bought them come flooding back.
Though difficult, I must let go. So, I don't entirely forget, I decided to scan and post some neat images from these books.
The 1970's were nuts! Maybe it was the aftermath the 60's. Maybe it was the influence of psychedelia. Or, maybe JIM STARLIN and his fellow friends at Marvel were just plain lunatics.
Don't believe me? Check out the art and story of CAPTAIN MARVEL #33.
If I was wearing a hat, it would go off to Jim Starlin. Not olny did he plot this tale, he also penciled and colored it. Steve Englehart did the script while Klaus Janson inked it.
Opening the comic we find Rick Jones aka Capt. Marvel going toe to toe with THANOS.
(Yes, this is part of Marvel's period were they felt Rick Jones needed to be inserted somewhere ... all the time. In this part of his career he is bound to Captain Marvel.
He put on the Nega Bands at some point and when touched together he becomes the Captain while Rick goes to the Negative Zone. When he is Rick, Captain Marvel is stuck in the Negative Zone.)