BHOC: CAPTAIN AMERICA #222

I bought this issue of CAPTAIN AMERICA as usual at my local 7-11 convenience store. And while I didn't think much of anything of it at the time, boy, that's a bizarre cover, isn't it? It was executed by Ernie Chan, who had been for several years DC's primary super hero cover artist, during a … Continue reading BHOC: CAPTAIN AMERICA #222

Blah Blah Blog – Bad Comics I Bought, Part One

A post from my old Marvel blog detailing early Marvel comics I sampled that didn't hook me. Bad Comics I Bought pt. 1 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General This is looking to be a busy week, so I need to do something a little bit easier for the … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Bad Comics I Bought, Part One

BHOC: MARVEL NOVEL SERIES #1

During this time, in loose conjunction with its efforts to get its properties onto television in Live Action and Animation, Marvel was making a concerted effort in the bookstore market as well. The success of the ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS series had proven that there was sufficient interest among book-buyers to make such activities potentially … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL NOVEL SERIES #1

Lee & Kirby & Simon & Ditko & Oleck: The Spider and the Fly

It's one of the big, fundamental questions that lies at the heart of the origin-myth of perhaps Marvel Comics' most popular single character, and its one that has been discussed and debated at length by those with some degree of insider information: how much did Jack Kirby have to do with the development of Spider-Man, … Continue reading Lee & Kirby & Simon & Ditko & Oleck: The Spider and the Fly

Brand Echh – Thunderbolt #60

Picking up from last week's theme, the creative and editorial team of Denny O'Neil, Jim Aparo and Dick Giordano created another lost gem series in the back pages of the final issue of THUNDERBOLT. It was this strip which replaced the Sentinels, about whom we've spoken before. Unfortunately, there was only a single story ever … Continue reading Brand Echh – Thunderbolt #60

Blah Blah Blog – My So-Called Career In Comics, Part One

A post from my old Marvel blog concerning how I got into the industry. My So-Called Career In Comics pt. 1 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General All right, it's Monday, so it's the beginning of another new and exciting week-long series! And for this one, I've scoured my … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – My So-Called Career In Comics, Part One

BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #181

The regular INCREDIBLE HULK television series debuted on Friday, March 10, 1978, the week before I would have bought this issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN at my regular 7-11 haunt. This was another one of those issues where my younger brother Ken would eventually pick up his own copy as well. He was also a lot … Continue reading BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #181

Blah Blah Blog – Acceptance

A post from my old Marvel blog about the growing acceptance of comics as a worthwhile medium. Acceptance April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General For years, one of the major goals of comics fandom in general was gaining acceptance for the art form, getting to a point where reading … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Acceptance

Brand Echh – Cheyenne Kid #66

As we've spoken about in the past, Charlton went through a tiny and short-lived creative renaissance in the mid-late 1960s under the editorial auspices of Dick Giordano. While the outfit that he was working for continued to crank out comic books merely as to keep their big in-house printing presses operating, Giordano actually possessed some … Continue reading Brand Echh – Cheyenne Kid #66