Martinex1: When Redartz and I started The Quarter Bin and the "$1 Challenge" all those moons ago, we promised to look at some of the obscure books you actually might find in the Local Comic Shop quarter box. Well, I am finally getting around to it.
I can honestly say that I don't believe I own a single issue shown below (I may be wrong as my memory gets a little foggy nowadays but I do "believe" that to be true). I stretched the borders of the Bronze Age a bit when I searched for issues to spotlight, so we are looking at an approximate 25 year span from the late 1960s until 1990. The books include many genres, from war stories to humor to licensed material, and they are from many companies. It is definitely an eclectic set, but all of the comics depicted below are #1 issues.
Some characters I recognize, and others I have no clue as to who they are, what they do, and how their story unfolds. You will see comics from the big two, Marvel and DC, plus samples from Archie, Harvey, PC, Comico, Charlton, Atlas-Seaboard, and more. They include work from Kirby, Steranko, and many other recognizable talents. Some are reprints. Most have new stories. All are relatively obscure.
So your chore as a BitBA reader is to sort through the selection and let us know what four you would choose to purchase given the opportunity. And please, if you have any recommendations regarding any of the books we would appreciate it. It is always fun to find something new and enjoyable on a comic hunting trip. I am sure somebody may criticize me for never having read The Forever People, Ragman, or Obnoxio the Clown, but that is why I rely on you BitBA fans to steer me in the right direction. Likewise let us know what is better left alone or relegated to the bird cage.
Have a great time diving into oddities looking for forgotten treasure. Cheers all!