WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #54

This issue of SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN was another book that came to me as part of that Windfall Comics purchase of 1988, where I ran into a guy at my local post office who sold me a box of 150 silver age comics for fifty bucks. There were more Superman family books in that … Continue reading WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #54

Blah Blah Blog – Reader Questions 7

Another post in which I answer questions put to me by the readers of my long-ago Marvel blog. Reader Questions 7 September 16, 2009 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General All right, here are a few more answers (or almost-answers) to some much-contested questions to hold you over for another day: >The … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Reader Questions 7

BHOC: THUNDERBOLT #58

Now this was another comic book that I welcomed--not so much for the lead Thunderbolt story as for the back-up featuring my new obscure favorites, the Sentinels. As with the other issue I had sampled, this one was reissued by Modern Comics in the 1970s. They had contracted to provide and sell 3-Bags of comic … Continue reading BHOC: THUNDERBOLT #58

Forgotten Masterpiece: ALL FUNNY COMICS #16

I only became aware of this story recently, and it has an aspect to it that may have been overlooked to some. So I'm going to feature it here. In the postwar era, the public's taste in comic books shifted away from super heroes towards other genres. Notably, humor comics became quite popular, and like … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: ALL FUNNY COMICS #16

Blah Blah Blog – Trading Update #18 – For The Win!

A post from my old Marvel blog detailing the end of my Take My Trade experiment where I started with five random junk comics and traded with fans to the point where I acquired a copy of FANTASTIC FOUR #1, all to benefit the Hero Initiative. I don't still have a copy of the video … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Trading Update #18 – For The Win!

WC: FANTASTIC FOUR #31

This issue of FANTASTIC FOUR, #31, was another book that I got in my Windfall Comics purchase of 1988, in which I wound up buying a long box of about 150 Silver Age comics for the dirt-cheap price of $50.00. I had read this story previously in its later MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS reprinting, but it … Continue reading WC: FANTASTIC FOUR #31

Blah Blah Blog – Reader Questions 8

Another post from my Marvel blog of days gone by in which I answered questions from the readers. I no longer seem to have the photo mentioned in the text, sadly. Reader Questions 8 September 23, 2009 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Okay, let's answer a few more questions before I … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Reader Questions 8

BHOC: THE MANY GHOSTS OF DOCTOR GRAVES #25

In addition to the issue of THE MANY GHOSTS OF DOCTOR GRAVES that we spoke about yesterday, Modern Comics reissued at least one other issue of the series as a part of their line. This one, however, was entirely devoted to one-off weird tales, and consequently was of scant interest to me as a reader. … Continue reading BHOC: THE MANY GHOSTS OF DOCTOR GRAVES #25

The First Comic Book Crossover

The crossover story has become an ubiquitous part of the lore of comic books, so much so that it's entirely unremarkable in these days when every publisher speaks about their "universe" or "multiverse" or "omniverse" of characters. But there was a point where such encounters between heroes was rare, even unheard of. So what was … Continue reading The First Comic Book Crossover