Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Marvel Solicits - November 1983

Talk about no-frills. This subscription solicit from late summer 1983 finds Marvel taking a stingier approach than what we have seen in other offers. Not only is there a lack of character art to grab you, but the deal isn’t all that great either. In order to get the extra four issues, you have to get your friends to place subscription orders on the coupon provided. And, the way it reads, your friends only get a 12 issue subscription for their trouble. That’s hard-core, man.

And, again, there’s that reference to US1 in the listing of available books. I’m taking this as a sign that I need to do some digging through the quarter bins for some first-hand exposure to this elusive title.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Marvel-y Goodness from ComicBookDB

Special thanks to Chris over at Comic Book Database for the great Marvel-centric widget over on the right (just like the one on the Marvel Noise site). Refresh your browser to see a new pair of Marvel comic books with each page load, and click on the cover image and title to go directly to that issue's entry in the database!