One of the things that John Romita used to say is that Stan Lee based a lot of his theories on how to grab comic book audiences and how to speak to the readership from Charles Biro, who co-edited the Lev Gleason line of titles in the 1940s and 50s. Biro was a pioneer who … Continue reading Daredevil is Exposed
A post from my old Marvel blog discussing how I'd gotten my Marvel internship thirty years ago. 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, … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – My So-Called Career In Comics Part One
I bought this issue at my local 7-11, and some time later, my brother Ken also bought himself a copy for some reason. This was the second new off-the-racks issue of MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS that I purchased, having jumped on board the FANTASTIC FOUR/Marvel train not long before. This issue reprinted FANTASTIC FOUR #95, whereas … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS #76
I've got a piece percolating on the assorted roads to Marvel's Thor--but before I get to that (and because it would be too unwieldy to post the whole of this story amidst a whole other article) I thought I would whet your appetite by posting the first Thor story done in comic books. When the … Continue reading The First Thor Story
A post from my old Marvel blog concerning the resilience of the Marvel characters and their ability to live through bad stories. Turns out it wasn't for real--it was a hoax. Unbreakable April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Here's the thing: the characters are invulnerable.I'm not talking about super-powers … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Unbreakable
I still wasn't buying the main AVENGERS title at this point, but strangely enough, I did continue to follow MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION. It's probably a reflection of the fact that, even in the 1970s, the comic book stories of the 60s held the greatest appeal for me. I bought this issue on my regular weekly … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION #40
The seventh issue of Steve Gerber, Steven Grant and Frank Miller's short-lived freelancer newsletter.