Martinex1: Back in the early to mid ‘80’s, Marvel Comics explored a short-run comic series format that pandered to the growing comic shop market and the eager fan base. Following Contest of Champions, the Marvel Limited Series format skyrocketed and before you could shout, “Holy Hannah!” everybody but Rick Jones had their own short series.
The quality of the books varied, but the exploration of second and third rate heroes continued in the hope that fringe favorites would become true headliners. That was the case for characters like Wolverine and the Punisher. And the idea of short 4 issue arcs and runs continues today. One pitfall is that this trend also finalized the demise of classic titles like Marvel Premiere, Marvel Presents, and Marvel Spotlight.So the $1 Challenge today consists of some of those long ago titles from the age of big hair and parachute pants. Share your thoughts on your picks and pans. Anything worth reading? Or is it all for the recycle bin?
One final note: In light of the escalating prices of this time, I am initiating the "Quarter Bin Rule." All of these comics are four-for-a-dollar. Don't pay more to explore!