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Superhero Comic Book History

May 18, 2017 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

  Comic book fans and collectors divide the last 80 years of the publication of Superhero comic books into four ages: Golden (1938–1950), Silver (1956–1970), Bronze (1970–1985) and Modern (1985–the present). Prior to Superhero comics, there were “pulps” or pulp fiction novels that sold on newsstands for 10 cents with action heroes like The Shadow,

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Thor: The Dark World to Open This Friday [First, Some History…]

Nov 07, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

Someone at Marvel Studios needs to explain why Thor: The Dark World is opening on Friday, November 8th, and not Thursday, the 7th. The reason? Thursday is actually named for Thor (“Thor’s day”—you can learn about that here). Missed marketing opportunities aside, fans of Marvel’s god of thunder will flock to theaters Friday and revel

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National Comic Book Day (Sept. 25th)

Sep 25, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Happy National Comic Book Day! What?  You’ve never heard of National Comic Book Day?  Well, a lot of people haven’t.  Not to be confused with Free Comic Book Day (the first Saturday in May), National Comic Book Day is noted mostly on those dubious “daily holiday” calendars that sprout up on the Internet like hair

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Farewell to Carmine Infantino: Silver Age Comics Creator

Apr 04, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

While his name might not be on the tip of every comic book reader’s tongue, the work of Carmine Infantino is both recognizable and vast. As a penciller, inker, creator and editor, he was a driving force in the Silver Age of Comics (mid-50s to early-70s), and is consider a true legend. Born in Brooklyn,

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Retro TV, Movies, Music & Video Games

Oct 28, 2011 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Turn on your radio or TV and it’s a sure bet you’ll find something that looks and sounds awfully familiar.  Now more than ever, what’s old is new, yesterday is today and if it was good then, it’ll be better now.  Retro is everywhere! Why?  Lots of reasons, really.  We’re getting older and living longer,

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Staff Pick – Marvel Retro Standz

Sep 16, 2011 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

Greetings, True Believers! With the recent wave of Marvel hero movies, superheroes are in the air here at Planet Retro (um, figuratively speaking). If you’re like me, you probably collect not only classic comics, but all kinds of superhero memorabilia: action figures, tin signs, glasses, busts, plates, pins, you name it. These days, I lean

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Spider-Man Gifts Ideas at

Jun 28, 2011 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Fans of Spider-Man can find a variety of great Spider-Man collectibles and gift ideas at, including Spider-Man Tin Signs, Magnets and Drinking Glasses. Other wall décor includes a Spider-Man Mirror and exciting Shadow Box. Be sure to view our selection of great Spider-Man gifts and home décor.

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Decorating with Superhero Tin Signs

May 13, 2011 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Looking to add the ultimate focal point to a superhero room or wall? Tin sign collages are a great way to flesh out a single wall, and Superhero-themed sets are perfect for comic book fanatics and kids alike. Superhero sign sets make it easy to carry out a theme, featuring popular characters like Superman, Batman,

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Wham! Bang! Pow! Retro Wall Decor for the Comic Book Fan

Dec 08, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Great for an office, playroom, gameroom or child’s bedroom, these vintage-style comic book signs – shown here with our retro Batman signage – add excitement to your décor. You can either paint an accent wall a vibrant color, or use faux panels (wood or brick) that you can find at your local home improvement store.

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