BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28

BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28 March, 1960 This is why it pays to know Mark Waid. It was Thursday morning at the 2000 Comic Con International–San Diego, and I was walking the floor before the auditorium opened. Mark beckoned me over to a table where he was shopping, “Hey, have you ever tried these guys?"  … Continue reading BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28

BHOC: DAREDEVIL #42

DAREDEVIL #42 May, 1947 To this day, I continue to come across comics that had intrigued me as a child. Earlier this year, at the San Diego Comic-Con International, I finally found an affordable copy of this one, DAREDEVIL #42. I first saw this cover reproduced in the first volume of THE STERANKO HISTORY OF … Continue reading BHOC: DAREDEVIL #42

BHOC: AVENGERS #27

AVENGERS v.3 #27 April, 2000 This is one of the best single issues I’ve edited not so much because of the story content–though it is a good story, and one which certainly stirred up controversy among AVENGERS readers–but instead because of the format.  I make no bones about it: I stole the idea for the … Continue reading BHOC: AVENGERS #27

BHOC: AVENGERS #1 1/2

AVENGERS #1 ½ December, 1999 Despite Bruce Timm’s recent misgivings about his own work in AVENGERS #1 ½ –misgivings that I don’t feel are truly warranted–it was one of the most successful end products I’ve ever been associated with, accurately capturing the look and the feel of a genuine 1963 comic book (with the exception … Continue reading BHOC: AVENGERS #1 1/2

BHOC: AVENGERS #22

AVENGERS v.3 #22 October, 1999 AVENGERS #22, the conclusion of the “Ultron Unlimited” story arc, is, in my opinion, the single most successful issue of AVENGERS we’ve published since the relaunch. Everything seemed to be firing on all cylinders in this one. From the striking cover (the monochromatic red color scheme was suggested by former … Continue reading BHOC: AVENGERS #22

BHOC: THE ALL-STAR COMICS REVUE

ALL-STAR COMICS REVUE 1977 I first saw THE ALL-STAR COMICS REVUE on my very first trip to my very first comic book shop, a Heroes World. Despite my love for the Justice Society of America, I passed on buying it that first time, and then didn’t come across another copy for twenty years.  The REVUE … Continue reading BHOC: THE ALL-STAR COMICS REVUE

BHOC: UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL 1996

kurtbusiek: brevoorthistoryofcomics: UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN ‘96 1996 We set out in the 1996 UNTOLD TALES Annual to create a package similar to the great Marvel annuals of the early 60s, and I think we succeeded admirably. Our not-so-secret weapon was Mike “Madman” Allred, who had spoken to Kurt Busiek about doing a story with … Continue reading BHOC: UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL 1996