This issue of SUPERMAN FAMILY introduced one of my legitimately favorite obscure and forgotten DC heroes, so it's a noteworthy release to me. But we'll get to that in a little while. It's got a very nice, dynamic Jose Luis Garcia Lopez cover as well--JLGL was making some waves with is work in fandom circles, … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #188
That title's a bit of a mouthful, isn't it? This fourth episode this season is a solid entry. In terms of its structure, its pacing and its form, it resembles nothing so much as a Russell T Davies-era outing. Which, I think, is a good thing. For a change, the Doctor is active throughout, confident … Continue reading Doctor Who: Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror
This unassuming issue of BETTY AND VERONICA from 1962 contains within its pages the greatest Betty and Veronica story ever produced! You literally do not need to read a single additional story after this one--it sums up the extremes of the relationships perfectly. A true lost classic! The Grand Comics Database credits this story to … Continue reading The Greatest Betty and Veronica Story Ever Told!
A post from my old Marvel blog concerning my own personal history. Sadly, I don't still have easy access to all of the art that's referenced here. My So-Called Career pt 4 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Day four of the ongoing saga of my early days at … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – My So-Called Career In Comics Part Four
I bought this issue of SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS at my local 7-11, and it was another comic book which my household ended up with multiple copies of--though in this case, for a different reason. I would have a birthday in about a month's time, and as a gift my friend and classmate Don Sims … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #13
This is cartoonist Jules Feiffer's nostalgic article about his experiences as a reader and an apprentice during the Golden Age of Comics which was later republished along with a bevy of classic comic book stories as the perennial reprint collection of the 1960s and 1970s--the first such book to reprint old comic book stories.
In the early 1980s, as the comic book Direct Market began to become a real sales force in the industry, the way was opened up for all sorts of new, smaller companies (and individuals) to publish their own comic books and potentially strike it rich. There was now a ready-made distribution network of specialty stores … Continue reading Brand Echh – The Crusaders #1
A post from my old Marvel blog where I respond to a reader about aspects of the writing in AVENGERS Absolutism April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General For the last week or so, reader Steven R. Stahl has been posting his thoughts and feelings as regards the AVENGERS titles … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Absolutism
Another regular issue of INVADERS that I purchased off of the spinner rack at my local 7-11. This was another book that I believe my younger brother Ken eventually bought himself a copy of as well--why he would do this I have no real idea, but he did it semi-regularly. INVADERS was something of a … Continue reading BHOC: INVADERS #26
And we are back, unfortunately, to many of the deficits which plagued the first series of Jodie Whittaker's DOCTOR WHO with today's third episode, an entry that's heavy-handed, completely forgettable and which does nothing to broaden our understanding of the core characters. This is a distressing development given how much progress the opening two-parter seemed … Continue reading Doctor Who: Orphan 55