Comic Book Mentality, Part 3: The Older The Comic, The Less Condition Matters

When I initially started this, it was to wonder about the need to collect every variant possible - but as I was writing I came to a realization regarding that need, and the post began to morph into something else - that something else is currently a three part (and counting) series of articles. The …

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Golden Age Showcase: Amazing Man

A really interesting read on an almost forgotten character.

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Well, last week was fun but I think it’s time for a return to form.  Let’s talk about an obscure comic book hero from an obscure comic book publisher who had more of an impact on the world of comics than he had any right to have.

Today we’re talking about the aptly named Amazing Man.

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Origin and Career

Amazing Man was one of the greatest and most noteworthy heroes to come out of a small publisher called Centaur Publishing, mostly because he was created by comic book super creator Bill Everett.

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Centaur was a spin off company created by two former employees of National Allied Publications, the company that would eventually become DC Comics.

They were actually one of the first comic book publishing companies in American history and in 1939 they debuted Amazing Man in the creatively named Amazing Man Comics #5.

Comic Book Cover For Amazing Man Comics #5

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Collector Mentality, Part Two: Everything Is Worth Money!

When I initially started this post, it was to wonder about the need to collect every variant possible - but as I was writing I came to a realization regarding that need, and the post began to morph into something else - that something else is currently a three part (and counting) series of articles. …

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From The Archives: Investing In Comics?

Every Friday, or at least some Fridays, I'm going to share a link to an article/post/whatever from the archives of Ramblings Of A Comics Fan, presented under the From The Archives tagline. These reposted features may be some of the more popular posts from Ramblings Of A Comics Fan's history, some of my personal favourites, or …

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Collector Mentality, Part One: I Must Have Everything!

When I initially started this post, it was to wonder about the need to collect every variant possible - but as I was writing I came to a realization regarding that need, and the post began to morph into something else. It became a stream of consciousness musing about the different collector mentalities. This first …

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Thought Of The Day: The Amalgam Universe

I've been thinking about the Amalgam Universe quite a lot lately, partly because I found the graphic novel my nan gave me for Christmas back in the nineties (Amalgam Age Of Comics: The DC Comics Collection), and partly because I found an issue of Legends Of The Dark Claw #1 in a dollar bin not that …

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Underrated: Superhero Comics (That Aren’t A Marvel Or DC Comic)

This previously ran on Graphic Policy This is a column that focuses on something or some things from the comic book sphere of influence that may not get the credit and recognition it deserves. Whether that's a list of comic book movies, ongoing comics, or a set of stories featuring a certain character. The columns may …

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Thought Of The Day: Single Issue Comics Are Like Vinyl Records

When you think about vinyl records you tend to think about how the purportedly outdated analogue method of listening to music has more warmth to it than the allegedly soulless  digital records so many have on their phones and such. While an album produced on vinyl can often command a higher price than one on …

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A Cup Tea & A Few Comics Issue Two: Commando 5017

In what may or may not become a new feature - although with this being the second post under that tagline, it's looking more likely that it will be - I decided to make a cup of tea (PG Tips again) and sit down and read a comic or two whilst I drank said cuppa. …

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Rest Well, Bright Knight: Adam West Passes At Age 88

After a brief battle with leukemia, Mr. West died peacefully surrounded by his family and is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The Hollywood Reporter has a nice biography on the Batman star, which I encourage you to read. For many of us, Adam West was the first man we …

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