Thursday, January 5, 2012

More From the Dollar Comics Bin...

While digging up the remainder of the X-Force/"X-Cutioner's Song" crossover event in the dollar comic bins at V-Stock this week, I found some real gems, including the Dr. Strange #32 pictured above! I mean, will you look at that cover? You know that'll be fun  :D

*Warlock Chronicles #1 & #2, 1993
Since reading Infinity Gauntlet this summer, my interest in Thanos, Adam Warlock, & Dr. Strange has piqued. They are all characters I knew little or nothing of just a couple years ago before I started this blog & started reading comics again, and though I always thought of myself as a meat-and-potatoes kinda superhero fan, these cosmic characters were an unexpectedly fun read. That #1 has a  foil/prizm background, and embossed Adam Warlock on the front- really great! This should be entertaining  :D

*The Silver Surfer/Warlock Resurrection #1  and What If... #49, 1993
Again, more Adam Warlock WITH Silver Surfer, AND Drax the Destroyer on the cover! Cannot wait to dig into that! I've never had A What If.. issue, and read this from front to back last night before bed. Wasn't head-over-heels about the art, but I was entertained by the story.

On an earlier trip I picked up some Infinity Gauntlet-related 1991 issues of  Dr. Strange and Silver Surfer, in which the good Doctor must take on Adam Warlock and the Sentinel of the Spaceways, comrades against the Mad Titan Thanos in the Infinity Gauntlet, and Silver Surfer suffers the mind-bending vengance of Thanos- far out! I've also read Defenders # 78 & #79 from 1979-80, which feature the reluctant teamates Sub-Mariner & the Hulk- intense!

I sincerely enjoyed all these, and at a dollar an issue, that's hard to beat. I finally broke down last month and got a couple boxes to help keep me organized, but will need another soon as the "Have Read" box on the left, below is nearly full. Keep in mind there's also a huge tote full of comics from my youth, and a bookshelf in my room packed with trade hardbacks, paperbacks, and single issues. I wish I had time to write about each and every one of these, but I read A LOT of comics- far more than I ever did as a kid :D

More Later- Make It FUN!


  1. Thanos is one of those great characters like Doom who are often their own worst enemies. Infinity Gauntlet is one of my all time favorite tales.

  2. Thanos IS like Doom in that way- one of my favorite posts at the Cave of Cool is the one about Doom's inability to follow through- VERY funny :D

  3. Ah Doctor Strange one of my favorites. : )

  4. That issue of the Warlock Chronicles was done by a young Tom Raney!

  5. Wow...I thought The Silver Dagger died in the 80s while he was hunting Werewolf By Night! Last panel of Marvel Presents #59 looked like it was his
    Had no idea that they brought him back in the 90s. Cool stuff.

  6. BigDaddy- I'd never heard of Silver Dagger, and on the day after I bought this I came back and read about him being a foe of Dr. Strange on Steve Does Comics blog: