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

BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #193

Another book from the Drug Store's Big Bin of Slightly-Older Comics, this was another issue of INCREDIBLE HULK bought by my younger brother, Ken, but which eventually wound up with me. At the time, the Hulk had begun to appear on television, having starred in a pair of TV movies (with a series in the … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #193

Brand Echh – Fly Man #35

In their masterful two-issue summation of the WORLD'S WORST COMICS, James Schumeister and Rich Larson gave a particular adroit description of the books put out under the Mighty Comics banner. They said that it was as though Russian spies had smuggled out a copy of a Marvel book and had tried to reverse-engineer it. That … Continue reading Brand Echh – Fly Man #35

Blah Blah Blog – Building the House of M

This post from the old Marvel blog was about the creation of the HOUSE OF M Event series, and included a cop of the text of an internal memo that I sent around to editorial and the creative staff outlining the story and its objectives. Building the House of M April 28, 2007 | 1:00 … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Building the House of M

The Last Toro Story

And here we finish up our sequence on the final appearances of the mainstay Timely super-heroes with the final appearance of the Human Torch's kid buddy, Toro. As opposed to Bucky, who at least got shot honorably while fighting the good fight, Toro simply stopped showing up one day--his position as the Torch's right arm … Continue reading The Last Toro Story