Throughout the 70s the Mego Corporation ruled the toy market with their assortment of action figure dolls. Their most popular line was the “World’s Greatest Superheroes” collection. It featured both DC and Marvel heroes packaged in a beautifully designed carded box. Here’s an ad from a classic Marvel comic:
While searching for Mego figures online I happened to stumble across quite a few custom figures. The most noteworthy were made by IllegalMego. These things are beyond cool and I want every last one of them. Take a look! http://www.flickr.com/photos/38415104@N06/
Finally picked up Man-Thing Volume 1 #1 (1974) a couple of weeks ago at Dallas Comic Con. Gorgeous.
This is Collecting Marvel. The name pretty much says it all. I have a fairly large ongoing collection of classic Marvel comics that I want to share with everyone. This blog is a way for me to document my collection as I go. I’ll be posting photos of comics a few times a week. Either items from my current collection or new finds as I acquire them. I have a pretty intense routine of searching, cataloging and storing that you can read more about in the Methods and Collection sections. But we’ll get into more of the boring stuff later. For now let’s get started with this sweet Marvel Con poster from 1975 drawn by John Buscema.
Note: Man-Thing, The Vision and Werewolf by Night. Three of my favs!