More Woweekazowie #4

Woweekazowie #4, produced by Phil Iro, was really a pretty good fanzine. It contained a balanced mix of text features and fan-created comic strips, with the emphasis more on the latter. A number of creators who would later work in and around the industry produced their own home-grown strips for Woweekazowie. It's another one of … Continue reading More Woweekazowie #4

Lee & Kirby & Everett & Grandinetti & Friends – The Messy Story of Tales to Astonish #84

Even with the limited output allowed to them under the terms of their distribution deal with Independent News (which only permitted the Marvel of the 1960s to release a certain number of titles every month), Marvel often ran into situations where the talent they had on hand in order to complete everything wasn't enough. During … Continue reading Lee & Kirby & Everett & Grandinetti & Friends – The Messy Story of Tales to Astonish #84

Blah Blah Blog – No-Prize

An entry from my long-ago Marvel blog concerning the return of the Marvel No-Prize. I still possess the last remaining supply of the actual printed things. No Prize! April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General The No-Prize. A Marvel tradition.The No-Prize originated as a joke, back in the early 60s, … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – No-Prize

BHOC: MARVEL PREMIERE #27

I know that I bought this issue of MARVEL PREMIERE from out of my local drugstore's Bib Bin of Should Have Been Pulped Slightly Older Comics, but I really have no idea after all this time why I picked up this book. I wasn't really interested in all of the assorted monster titles that Marvel … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL PREMIERE #27

Blah Blah Blog – Behind the Curtain

An entry from my Marvel blog of the mid-2000s asking and answering the question: at what point did I as a reader become aware of the personalities behind the stories I had been reading? Behind the Curtain April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General I really did intend to do … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Behind the Curtain

BHOC: MARVEL PREMIERE #25

This was another book that I dug up in my local drugstore's Big Bin of Somewhat-Older Comic Books, books that were reported as having been destroyed but were instead being sold off the back of the truck at five for a dollar--a great bargain for me. I was continuing to explore different avenues in the … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL PREMIERE #25

A Guide To Marvel’s Unannounced 1970s Reprint Issues

It was the scourge of the decade, and virtually every comic book collector of the period experienced it on one occasion or another. You would go to your local newsstand outlet, drug store or convenience store that stocked a spinner rack, pick through it to find exciting new releases, then pay for your books and … Continue reading A Guide To Marvel’s Unannounced 1970s Reprint Issues

Brand Echh – Blue Beetle #54

This obscure issue of Charlton's BLUE BEETLE series--not the version re-conceptualized by Steve Ditko but the earlier, super-powered version, seems like any other throw-away Charlton comic of the era--good for a few moments of entertainment, but not at all memorable for any particular reason. But this issue is noteworthy for being one of the earliest … Continue reading Brand Echh – Blue Beetle #54

Blah Blah Blog – I Was A Teenage Moron

A post from my Marvel blog of long ago talking about my own fannish opinions and assumptions before being hired at Marvel. I Was A Teenage Moron April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General For some reason, Marvel's servers seem to have eaten the last few paragraphs of the previous … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – I Was A Teenage Moron