The first issue of the Newsletter featured the
first classic ad, this one dealing with a company that
sold you a square inch of land in Florida. Whoopee! We
also had the Superman/Flash race.
This issue featured the first of my "Bargain Bin
Bonanza" where I would spotlight a good comic that could
be found in the bargain bins. Also, we looked at why
loincloths never became a fashion statement.
With the popularity of hero vs hero battles, we
looked at the top ten battles of comic history (at least
in my opinions).
With the popularity of the top ten lists (it
finally garnered me to emails), I did another. This
time, I looked at the top ten coolest gear for
superheroes. Also, I did an article on the Duck books
(Donald, Uncle Scrooge, etc...) and how good they were.
It resulted in a thank you email from Don Rosa. I still
have the email.
I finally answered one of the most asked
questions of this website, how do I sell comics for so
cheap? Also, I talk about reality in comics and a few
examples where it would ruin the comic.
The advent of pictures into the newsletter came.
There were a scant few before this issue, but the
pictures started becoming more a part of the
newsletter. This was mainly due to my buying a scanner.
A look at the many different Tarzans in comics
and a look at one of my all-time favorite comic
companies, First Comics was the features in this issue.
This issue featured an in-depth look at the Omega
Men, a series that I always thought was overlooked.
Also, I looked at some overlooked mini series.
Robots were the theme of the issue. I looked at
their part in comics as well as a top ten list of the
best robots in comic history (again my opinion, this
whole newsletter is my opinions).
A quite enjoyable article about comics and video
games was featured in this issue. Also, we had a
contributor! It was a very rare time when someone
helped out, but Andrea Wilson did this issue.
The second part of the comics and video games
article was featured. Also, I talked about what I call
the "Writer's Age of Comics" that period in the 1980's,
before Todd McFarlane got big, when writers ruled
comics. It was a short period in comics, but I still
consider it the best era of comic storytelling, ever.
The Comics and Video Games article came to a
conclusion. Also, I did an article about collecting
super hero groups on a budget.