Monday, December 1, 2008

Interview with Sam Kieth

New Interview! I had a chance to interview Big Time Comics Pro Sam Kieth, writer/artist/creator of such series as The Maxx and Zero Girl, as well as artist on books like Sandman and Batman/Lobo.

Turns out Sam is a big fan of treasury-sized comics, and he agreed to do an interview with me about his love for the format. Click Sam's name above to read what he had to say!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Superman Vs. Wonder Woman

New Ad! This was one of those treasury ads I've seen in a thousand different DC books; always assuming I had scanned it in and put it up on the site long ago.

Then, when I flipped past it again today, I went "Wait a minute..."

It's a great ad, I love the b/w "file photo" motif.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


New Fun Fact! In the newest issue of TwoMorrow's Back Issue! (#30), there's an extensive interview with the first TV Captain Marvel, Jackson Bostwick, and the subject of his appearance on a treasury comic comes up, thanks to interviewer P.C. Hammerlink!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Test Your Comics I.Q.

New Ad! I found this unusual ad in a 1981 issue of the Marvel magazine Bizarre Adventures.

The answer to the question is Hulk, of course, when it really should have been Captain America. Although a treasury-sized Batman Vs. Thor book has its possibilities...

Looking at this now, it seems incomprehensible that an ad for The Comics Journal would be so superhero-centric.

Sorry for taking so long between updates, its been a little harder than usual finding treasury-related material!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Geoff Darrow's Comics & Stories #1

New Addition! A handsome, treasury-sized French hardcover featuring the work of Geoff Darrow!

Monday, June 9, 2008

New DC Treasury Ad

New Ad! This is another heretofore unknown treasury ad I found in an old issue of The Phantom Stranger, this time for The House of Mystery! Cool!

Friday, June 6, 2008

New DC Treasury Ad

New Ad! I'm always pleasantly surprised when I find yet another 70s-era DC treasury ad, because I tend to think I've found them all by now.

But I found this Xmas-themed one in an issue of The Phantom Stranger, of all things, so here it is!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Collected Adventures of Harold Hedd

New Addition! The Collected Adventures of Harold Hedd treasury comic! Click the image to learn more...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

New Gods Treasury Comic?

New "Lost Treasury"! This cover rough by Jack "King Kirby" appeared in TwoMorrows' Jack Kirby Collector #50, and hints at what might have been a New Gods treasury comic!

Click on the cover above to learn more!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

DC Treasuries That Never Were

New Gallery! I've decided to put all the faux-treasuries I've cooked up in the last year or two on their own page, called DC Treasuries That Never Were.

I never liked having them mixed in with the "real" ones, and since I plan to do more, I thought why not give them their own space on the site.

Click on the cover above to go to the page!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sol Harrison, Tease

New Photo! Another maddeningly tantalizing glimpse of a DC Comics Treasury Display Box!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Jack Kirby Collector #50

New Addition! Just arrived in my mail today--the big big big 50th issue of TwoMorrows' Jack Kirby Collector!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Interview with Geoff Grogan

New Interview! We talk with Look Out!! Monsters writer/artist Geoff Grogan!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Planet Comic Book Radio

sgMy episode of Planet Comic Book Radio--"Son of My 70s Show"--is now available as a podcast.

I had a lot of fun talking with pal Javier, and we mostly talk about my time at the Kubert School, treasury comics, Power Records, and black and white magazines, but other stuff finds its way into the conversation, as well.

It's broken up into three parts so you don't overload on my geeky ramblings:

Part 1Part 2Part 3

Javier told me his highest rated episode was his first, when my pal Ben Holcomb was on the show. I'm hoping I at least match that, so Javier will be inspired to do another 70s-themed show (Beneath the Planet of the 70s Show, perhaps?), so please check it out!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Look Out!! Monsters #1

New Addition! Look Out!! Monsters by Geoff Grogan!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Marvel Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag cover rough by Gil Kane - 1976

New! Marvel Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag cover rough by Gil Kane!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Planet Comic Book Radio - 4/22/08

sgShameless Plug Department: I will be the guest on my pal Javier "El Muerto" Hernandez's swell online radio show Planet Comic Book Radio next Tuesday, April 22nd!

I will be the guest for the whole hour, and we will talk about my various blogging endeavors, and I'm certain treasury comics will come up. (In fact, that's how Javier and I first met--he wrote a post for his blog once about the treasuries, and emailed me to ask if he could use some of the images from We've stayed in contact ever since.)

The show airs every week live at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific Time, and of course available for Podcast afterwards. Please check it out and tell Javier Treasury sent you!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Brass #1 - 1996

New Addition! A treasury-sized edition of the Image series Brass.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Amazing World of Superman - 1973

New Photo! This is a photo of Joe Shuster "enjoying" a pile of Superman comics, including this tabloid which he has in his hands.

I had never seen this picture before until Mark Evanier posted it on his blog,, in a post about the recent court ruling involving the "rights" to Superman.

He also points out the cruel irony of this picture--nowhere inside this giant book all about the history of Superman does it mention Siegel and Shuster. Gadzooks.

I Mean It This Time

sg Ok, back in 2007 I created this blog with the intention of merging the home site's "What's New" page with a blog, but couldn't find a way to format it to my satisfaction, so I set it aside for a while. But I finally got it where I want it now!

I just did a big update for the site, and that will be the last for the "What's New" page as we know it. Starting in a few weeks, any link to that page will come here, to the Treasury Comics Blog, and instead of a once-monthly group update, I will add things as I get them, leading to hopefully more updating, more notice given to the smaller (but still fun!) additions I regularly make to the site, plus now you fans of the site will have the chance to comment on what I'm doing and what you see on the site, something we've never had before.

I already have a new treasury comic to add to the site, so in a week or two, it will appear here, as will all additions after that. I hope you all enjoy the change!