Brand Echh – Thunderbolt #57

For a short period in the mid-1960s, under the editorship of Dick Giordano, bottom-rung publisher Charlton had a very nice line of up-and-coming super hero comics. It didn't last long--the market dip in the post-BATMAN TV show craze put the kibosh on all sorts of super hero aspirations. In this instance, though, we're going to … Continue reading Brand Echh – Thunderbolt #57

Blah Blah Blog – The Year That Was: 1966

A look at some old sales information--in this case, from 1966. The Year That Was -- 1966 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Continuing our discussions of sales figures, the following information is cribbed from John Jackson Miller's Comics Chronicles site (www.comichron.com). Among other things, John is attempting to … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – The Year That Was: 1966

BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #21

Another book I pulled up out of the Big Bin of Slightly-Older Comics in my local drugstore. I was a huge Fantastic Four fan, so any time any book would show up with even a cursory connection to the FF, it went into the must-buy pile. This is an issue that wasn't reprinted for the … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #21

Brand Echh – Dynamo #4

Having left Marvel in 1965 because he was unhappy with the way the books were created--where the artist was having to do the lion's share of the plotting as well as illustrating, thanks to the "Marvel method"--veteran artist Wally Wood was recruited by the start-up Tower Comics to help create and launch their new line. … Continue reading Brand Echh – Dynamo #4

Blah Blah Blog – The House of Memo

This was another behind-the-scenes post on the making of the HOUSE OF M Event series. The House of Memo April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General I'm told that Tuesday's blog entries, containing the background material on HOUSE OF M, set a site record as the most-viewed blog entry so … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – The House of Memo

Brand Echh – Fly Man #36

I promise, all of these entries aren't going to be cribbed from Radio Comics/Mighty Comics. But this issue does give me the opportunity to present my two favorite Mighty heroes in a single two-part tale: The Shield and the Web. That opening blurb is a pretty good evocation of Stan Lee's bombastic rhetoric. They weren't … Continue reading Brand Echh – Fly Man #36

Blah Blah Blog – Stan Lee Was My Ghost Writer

A post about the time Stan Lee included me in a short Fantastic Four story. I eventually purchased the original art for this page as a wedding gift for Associate Editor Molly Lazer when she got married. Stan Lee Was My Ghost Writer April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Stan Lee Was My Ghost Writer