This was one of the more exciting acquisitions I made in my windfall acquisition of 1988--a super-early (single digits) issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN by the character's originators, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. And not to boast per se, but because it's the point of this whole series of pieces, remember that I got this book … Continue reading WC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7

Blah Blah Blog – Editorial Changes

A post from my Marvel blog of years ago detailing some editorial moves in and around my office at the time. Editorial Changes April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General So now all the news seems to have officially broken, and we have some new arrivals in my little corner … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Editorial Changes

GIANT-SIZE MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION #1 and the Cover Notes of Stan Lee

I'm pretty certain that I scavenged this from over at Scott Edelman's blog from a number of years ago. Both Scott and his wife Irene had been on staff at Marvel in the 1970s and had saved an assortment of various memos and bits of paraphernalia. Every so often, Scott would come across one of … Continue reading GIANT-SIZE MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION #1 and the Cover Notes of Stan Lee

Brand Echh: Charlton Bullseye #1

Charlton had been a player in the comic book marketplace going back to the days of the Golden Age of Comics. They were widely regarded as the shlockiest of publishers, whose paper and printing was markedly inferior to that of the competition. There was some very good work buried among the many Charlton publications, but … Continue reading Brand Echh: Charlton Bullseye #1

Blah Blah Blog – Comic Tutorial, Part 2

A piece from my old Marvel blog, one of a series walking readers through how a comic book is put together. Comic Tutorial pt. 2 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Continuing on with our progression of a sequence from concept to execution, using DOCTOR STRANGE: THE OATH #1 … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Comic Tutorial, Part 2


It has to be said that Tim Eldred does a phenomenally good job in curating and running the COSMO DNA fan site devoted to all things STAR BLAZERS and SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO. It's a gloriously thorough place covering all aspects of this now-ancient show and its recent revivals. You can find it here: https://ourstarblazers.com/ But … Continue reading STAR BLAZERS: The Scripts

Batman Got Busted In Brooklyn

People seem to have really enjoyed that first column written by Pete Hamill about a comic book collector whose life goes wrong, so I also wanted to share this earlier piece by Hamill, which was dug up by Ken Quattro. This piece saw print a decade earlier, at a time when the Silver Age of … Continue reading Batman Got Busted In Brooklyn