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More Bronze Age Blasts From The Past!

Written by  Published April 24, 2017 03:02
I am Mr. Bronze Age for a reason. That reason is -- I LOVE the Bronze Age of comics!! It is the era in which I grew up and they are the comics of my well spent youth! I still to this day get an elated feeling whenever I come across a book from the Bronze Age era! As I have mentioned several times before in my almost three years of writing this column, I have been trying to reorganize my collection (my collection consists of two storage buildings full of comics plus two rooms in my house that are overflowing with my comics, books, magazines and DVDs).

856025It has been VERY slow going trying to put everything in a proper order. In doing so however, I have came across some interesting items in my collection that will give my readers a look at why the Bronze Age was so great (and it is not just because that is the era in which I grew up). First up -- more "Snyderman!" Snyderman was a "superhero" character that appeared as a sort of mascot in the vintage Superhero Catalogs from the 1970's.

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For people my age (or a little older...maybe even a little younger) these are beloved time capsules of our childhood! I had found one in my collection a few months ago. This time, I found an additional three catalogs! Each page was a joyous return to the days of my well spent youth!  In these catalogs were the toys, comics and superhero paperbacks of the era! Here you can find items like Spider-Man web shooters, as well as the Spider Mobile, The Batmobile, Green Arrow's Arrowcar and Captain America's car! And of course they had an assortment of THE toy of the 1970's -- the MEGO Action Figures! There were super hero coloring books, quiz books and even novels featuring your favorite characters! It was the ultimate "wish book" for 70's kids! Seeing those books (and those ads) is like finding buried treasure to me!

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Does anyone remember the old TV series "Police Woman?" Mr. Bronze Age does! I found a copy of "Police Woman #2: Code 1013: Assassin" by Leslie Trevor. This book, while not in mint condition, is a fine readers copy. Published in 1975, the story, based upon the show, is an original story. I prefer those books. The Starsky & Hutch and the Charlie's Angels TV tie-in books are based on actual episodes. Therefore, you know the story already. It has a picture cover, which is always a plus.

And finally, while going through one of my storage buildings, I found two mint copies of The Batman Adventures Batman Adventures 12 500x500#12-- The first appearance in comics by Harley Quinn! I bought them way back when they were brand new!

In those days, I used to collect almost everything and I had books on hold at three different stores (back in the day you had to cover some ground to get your books). Two of the shops had saved a copy back for me. I decided to buy both, since it was a first appearance. I am glad that I did now. That was a stroke of luck there.

I still have several boxes in which to go through. With luck, I should find some more interesting books to share with my readers! 

Bryan Frazier

Bryan W. Frazier has been reading and collecting comic books for the past forty years! He has a love and fondness for the Vintage Comic Books, Comic Strips, Magazines, Books, Toys, TV Shows and Movies, and even radio shows  of the past (paying particular loving attention to the Pop Culture of the 70’s and 80’s! His personal “glory days”). He has two little poochies named Leyna and Layla, and an as yet unfinished novel  that he hope to turn into a series someday. His column is "Old School" and so is he!! He is Bryan W. Frazier -- Mr. Bronze Age!

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