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Comic Book ancestry: The Issues Inspiring Today's Film and Television Events


How did we get here: One person’s comic book voyage

The 1980s may have been known for big hair, spandex, and Family Ties, but it was also a fantastic time to be a comic book collector of any age.  This was a special period in our history where the Comic Book Bronze Age transitioned to what we now call the Copper Age, and anyone fortunate enough to be part of it knows it was packed with an incredible array of writers, artists, characters, and and an endless list of Big Event  titles that are now highly coveted by collectors today.

Here’s the story of one lucky person who was there every week at the local bookstore, picking up ten to twenty books every Thursday night during that key period of time when the magic decade we now call ‘The 80s’ was just getting started.

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My Ten Year Comic Journey.  

This is just the first article and I hope you find it informative and entertaining.  Let’s take a look at what comic book back issues have inspired the wonderful movies and television series filling up our screens, news, and social media. 

Here it is: Amazing Spider-Man Issue #300. The history behind this 80’s classic issue.

After months of wait, it has finally arrived home. My professionally graded copy of Amazing Spider-Man #300 has landed.

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Venom, the black suit, and a little book called Amazing Spider-Man 300

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Our latest article: Top 5 comic book investor Youtube videos

The comic book marketplace has been on fire since the pandemic started in 2020, though there has been a bit of a leveling off overall on comic book prices.  Regardless, there is a large amount of Youtube content broadcast every week covering all of the latest hot books and undervalued gems.

Thankfully, I am watching all of them.   Let’s take a look at my top five for the week.

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Top Five Youtube videos for the week of August 2, 2021



Images of the Time Keepers from Marvel Comics and the LOKI TV series

The God of Mischief is back, and the MCU multiverse has arrived.

The Loki series has finally launched. Let’s take a look at three comic books related to this iconic Marvel character and the Disney+ series, as well as the current values of these books now that the series has arrived.

M.O.D.O.K has arrived.  A comic book synopsis.

The latest Marvel Comics television series “M.O.D.O.K” launches on May 21, with all 10 episodes immediately available on Hulu. This instantly creates the following question to a large majority of the viewing public: what the heck is a ‘Modok’?

READ MORE:  Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. on Hulu:  A classic 1960’s evil villain battles modern family issues

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: The MCU’s newest characters

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has been rolling out new characters and storylines with every new episode release.

Where did these characters originally come from, and what’s their back story?

Here is another Comic Book Cinematic Universe presentation: 

The Falcon and Winter Soldier: Power Brokers, Flag Smashers, and Super Soldiers.  The latest additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Amazon’s The Boys: These are not your parent’s superheroes

The superheroes of “The Boys“, a 2019 Amazon Studios TV series, are not very nice people. The world at large believes the heroes of the super group “The Seven” are fantastically powered people with high standards of life your typical super hero will have.

But the truth is they are arrogant, sadistic killers, corrupted by their abilities, all controlled by a corporation that cares more about making money than saving the world.


The Falcon and the Winter Soldier  Disney +  March 18

Most of us barely survived the escalating rumor mill onslaught that took place during Wandavision, the first ever live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe television series on Disney+.

After this series took down the internet, we barely have time to catch our collective breaths. The next major streaming television event is already here.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier arrives March 19.

Sam Wilson is The Falcon, Bucky Barnes is the Winter Soldier, the sinister Baron Helmut Zemo will again try to bring down our superheroes, and a brand new significant character arrives on the MCU scene.

Here’s our first Comic Book Cinematic Universe presentation: 

The Falcon and Winter Soldier, and the comic books that inspired the characters and stories.

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