Friday, September 16, 2016

A great week of reading new Vintage comics! Scans! (Reading List 9/11-9/16)

Finally got my scans of what I've read, so I can finally make this post. On Sunday, September 11th, I visited my favorite comic shop...which I had not been to in over a decade!

It was just as good if not better than it was when last I visited, but this time it was different...this time I was shopping for myself. I got Golden Age books. I got Silver age books. I got my first Quality comic. I bought my first Marvel comic since 2001. (Coincidentally, the September 11th tribute) I completed a project I hadn't even gotten a chance to post about yet! I got comics from series and publishers I never heard of before!

I ended up getting 39 comics, and as I planned to do when I got into my collection, which I have not seen since 2002, I am scanning them after I finish reading them.

From 9/11-
War Adventures #1. Atlas Comics, which is Marvel. The pages of this issue are VERY brittle, and starting to disintegrate.

From 9/11 and 9/12-
Thrilling Adventures in Stamps #2. Also known as Stamp Comics. (The title that appears in the indica). I really enjoyed this, it ran for 8 issues from 1951-53. I will be looking for the other seven.

From 9/13-
GI Combat #32. My first Quality comic. It was actually of lower quality than the DC version of the title, which began in January 1957 when DC bought out Quality.

The World Around Us was a spinoff from Classics Illustrated, and I really enjoyed reading them.

From 9/14-
Zoot Comics, from Fox Features Syndicate, completed the project I never got a chance to post about. With this title, I now have a comic series not from DC or Marvel that starts with every letter of the alphabet! Z is not a popular letter to start with, especially as I didn't want anything with zombies. This issue dates to 1948, and is the final issue of Zoot. The series was renamed Rulah and ran until 1953, the final 3 issues being renamed again and featuring Western tv shows. Really enjoyable issue, and not just for the art. The cover has nothing at all to do with the contents, the red-haired girl does not appear in the book.
 Amazingly, the first issue of Classics Illustrated I've ever read. I have one in the collection that my dad got when new, which I now have, but I've never read it. I will.
 From 1980, this was the newest issue I purchased. My first from this series.

The final 2 issue I got of The World Around Us. It ran for 57 issues. Each issue is 80 pages.

From 9/15- the Unknown Soldier above may be from 9/15 as well, I don't remember exactly the order I read them in.
 Fightin' Marines #132. This was the longest running series in Charlton history, running for 163 issues. I'm a big Charlton fan. My first issue of this title.
 My first issue of this title.

Both are issue #28, a total coincidence as Charlton usually didn't bother to put the number on the cover at this time.

From today, 9/16- I only read two comics.
 Fightin' Army was the second longest Charlton series, running 157 issues. this is #83. It's not in as great a shape as some of the other books but the story is all there, and once you get past page 1 there is no real damage.
Issue #30 of the Air Force comic.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Your first issue for some of them but I am guessing they won't be the last. That's quite a variety.

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