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, [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Fans of Spider-Man can find a variety of great Spider-Man collectibles and gift ideas at RetroPlanet.com, 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.
The Hulk was introduced to the world in May of 1962 by way of the comic book, The Incredible Hulk, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and published by Marvel Comics. Hulk is the alter ego of Bruce Banner, a mild mannered scientist who invented the gamma bomb. During an experimental detonation, Banner is [...]
The Bat-Man, as he is originally known, was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger in 1939. The character was first seen in the pages of the DC’s Detective Comics in May of the same year. The story was called “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate”. Batman became such a popular character; he was [...]