Lee & Kirby: CARTOONIST PROFILES #4

Here are a pair of additional vintage interviews, one from Stan Lee and one from Roy Thomas, which first saw print in the long running magazine CARTOONIST PROFILES in its November 1969 issue. This is right at the end point of the Silver Age, at a time when Jack Kirby had relocated his family to … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: CARTOONIST PROFILES #4

Personal Best: SPIDER-BOY #1

This was perhaps the first truly excellent comic book that I put out, a single issue that accomplished its mandate exceptionally well and delivered on teh promise-of-the-premise in fine fashion. It's always going to be a little bit awkward talking about books I worked on in such glowing terms, so please understand that when I … Continue reading Personal Best: SPIDER-BOY #1

BHOC: MARVEL PRESENTS #9

I've spoken before about my snobbishness when it came to comic books that didn't feature super heroes. As a young reader, my tastes were extremely narrow. I was in the game for super hero stories--not for westerns, or war stories, or suspense tales, or science fiction, or barbarian adventures or romance comics or monsters of … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL PRESENTS #9

Rambling with Romita

This is another long-lost interview from the past, from the Spider-Man-themed fanzine THE WEB-SPINNER produced by Mike Appel. It was conducted in 1966, the year that its subject, John Romita, took over the artistic reins of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, replacing teh feature's departing co-creator, Steve Ditko. Once again, it's an interesting insight into just what the … Continue reading Rambling with Romita

WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #23

This issue of SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN was I believe the oldest book that I got in my Windfall Comics purchase of about 150 prime Silver Age comic books for $50.00 in 1988. It's really a pre-Silver Age 1950s issue in tone and spirit, and a good example of the kinds of stories the Superman … Continue reading WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #23

Blah Blah Blog – Return from Chicago

An entry from my Marvel.com blog of many years ago, this one giving a debrief of what went on at a then-recent Wizard World Chicago convention. Return from Chicago July 1, 2008 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Back from Wizard World Chicago, and despite the fact that reading somebody else’s convention … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Return from Chicago

BHOC: LOGAN’S RUN #5

Despite having bought this comic book back in the day, this is another cover that is unfamiliar to me. And that's because this was another of the myriad of books I got in plastic wrapped bundles of five coverless comics being sold for a bargain price at my local drug store outlet. The double-edged sword … Continue reading BHOC: LOGAN’S RUN #5

Lee & Kirby: Interview: Stan Lee

One of the hazards of just grabbing copies of stuff as they come along: I have no idea where teh interview below originally saw print. It was in a fanzine, and done circa 1968, but the specifics are lost on me. So if you happen to recognize this piece and know its derivation, please let … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: Interview: Stan Lee

Brand Echh: Double-Dare Adventures #1

The backstory here is something that we've covered in the past, but just to summarize events again: in the mid-1960s, the comic book field was seeing a bit of a resurgence. A fad for costumed super heroes had sprung up, exploding to massive life in the wake of the premiere of the live action BATMAN … Continue reading Brand Echh: Double-Dare Adventures #1