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Tales from the Box of Interesting Iron Man #83

Postby zedhatch » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:53 pm

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After an extended hiatus, Tales from the Box of Interesting has returned with a look at the Dark Knight in Batman #295: The Adventure of the Houdini Whodunit. Batman investigates the murder of a body found in three different locations and the clues lead him to a magic house but is this the truth or a bit of classic misdirection? Click below to find out in this classic Bronze Age tale.

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Tales from the box of interesting is the result of finding an old, old box of comics in my move from Kentucky to Tennessee. Most of these are some of my first comics. The comics in this feature all came from the old shrink wrapped 3 for $1 sets that were often sold after the comics had a run on the news stands. As a result they are a mix-match of oddities.

Back in the old days when comics were sold on news stands they were often removed and resold in shrink wrapped sets. The sets were a catch as catch can mix of whatever was left on the news stand. At the time the nearest news stand to me was over an hour away so most of my comics as a kid came to me in this way. Wendell's General Store was a 1/2 a mile from my house and often I went there after school with a few dollars and grabbed a glass bottle of some kind of soft drink and a pack of comics. You never really knew what you would find in the middle (as they were blocked off in the bag by the other two on the sides) and often that became a huge part of the fun. For whatever reason I hadn't placed these comics into my main collection and when I searched through them recently I was bombarded by memories, thus this column was born.

I hope to update this weekly as I read through some of the comics. The comics in question are simply a bizarre mix of superheroes, army, horror, cartoon and everything under the sun from that by-gone age of comic books. They average in date from 1974-1978 (although one or two extend to further into the 80's). I hope this article will informs and helps people realize my love for the earlier age of comics, when heroes and villains acted in character and the latest "shake up" wasn't the norm but yet comics were still loaded with killer stories (and some stories that were just plain weird
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Re: Tales from the Box of Interesting Marvel Team-Up #69

Postby zedhatch » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:00 pm

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Tales from the box of interesting is the result of finding an old, old box of comics in my move from Kentucky to Tennessee. Most of these are some of my first comics. The comics in this feature all came from the old shrink wrapped 3 for $1 sets that were often sold after the comics had a run on the news stands. As a result they are a mix-match of oddities.

A fair warning on this installment, it is a fairly complex tale that covers nearly a decade and results in many life-long lessons learned. Not all the comics from the Box of Interesting have this distinction but this is one of the most notable of the series. This is where I originally wanted to start off with the installments of Tales as it is such a huge story but alas such things as life get in the way. I hope you enjoy this one as it's a very personal journey.

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Re: Tales from the Box of Interesting Power Man & Iron Fist

Postby zedhatch » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:49 pm

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Tales from the box of interesting is the result of finding an old, old box of comics in my move from Kentucky to Tennessee. Most of these are some of my first comics. The comics in this feature all came from the old shrink wrapped 3 for $1 sets that were often sold after the comics had a run on the news stands. As a result they are a mix-match of oddities.

This week;s installment has one of my favorite Bronze Age buddy books, Power Man and Iron Fist as they face of against the evil menace of Medea the drug Czar. OK if that sounds weird you'll just have to click through to see what I am talking about.

http://www.zedsjoesite.com/tales/tales7/tales7.html

Also just for FYI I have made a main page for Tales from the Box of Interesting (link below) in case anyone feels the desire to go back and re-read (or perhaps you need to catch up) with previous installments.

http://www.zedsjoesite.com/tales/talesmain.html

Also don't forget to ;ike Scale Wars on Facebook to get the latest updates from the Box of interesting as well as Scale Wars (links at bottom of both pages).
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Re: Tales from the Box of Interesting Presents Godzilla #3

Postby zedhatch » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:53 am

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Two of my favorite worlds collide as Giant Monsters take on the underrated super team of the Champions. Classic monster destruction and Superheroes all make for an interesting and action packed look back at the bronze age, hope you enjoy.

Also, get ready for Iron Man week in celebration of Iron Man 3, a week of installments from some of my earliest memories of old shellhead. Should be interesting (pun intended).

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Re: Tales from the Box of Interesting Marvel Two-in-one #97

Postby zedhatch » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:47 am

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Celebrating the United States release of Iron Man 3 this week I am running a look back at some of my favorite (for various reasons) Iron Man appearances in the Box of Interesting.

Iron Man week kicks off with one of the silliest Iron Man appearances in my collection and perhaps ever.

A plot of vengeance against Ben Grim by a wrathful movie producer results in ancient Dinosaurs rampaging through 1980's Hollywood.

Yes you read that right.

Click for more of this off the wall tale:

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Re: Tales from the Box of Interesting Iron Man #108

Postby zedhatch » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:17 am

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From the silly to the much more serious comes the attack of the Growing Man (Yes, insert sexist joke here) on Iron Man as he attempts to save his friends from the result of the attack of Midas. Guest Staring Yellowjacket and Jack of Hearts this is one of the most memorable Iron Man battles from when I was a kid, I hope you enjoy.

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Re: Tales from the Box of Interesting Iron Man #126

Postby zedhatch » Wed May 01, 2013 6:19 am

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Today's installment of Iron Man week has Tony Stark in his fist meeting with his rival Justin Hammer (drastically different than the Justin Hammer from Iron Man 2 BTW). This is also the issue that altered my perception of Iron Man as being more than a guy in a suit of armor. Hope you enjoy.

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Re: Tales from the Box of Interesting Iron Man #83

Postby zedhatch » Thu May 02, 2013 2:11 pm

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I struggled a bit with how and what to do this week with, I wanted to do something special for Iron Man 3 but what? I eventually picked some of the most important IM's to me in my collection (not necessarily the most valuable). From (at least my perspective) the Silliest (Marvel Two-In-One #97), to the most Memorable (Iron Man #108 Growing Pains) the comic that changed my perspective of Tony Star (Iron Man #126 The Hammer Strikes), and finally this:

Iron Man week wraps up by coming full circle with my very first Iron Man comic. I got this one when I was just 5 years old and it was off to the races. Please enjoy a trip back to the 70's with Rage of the Red Ghost.

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