Introducing "Comics" McCormick

The closest contender to Supersnipe for self-reflective comic book series of the Golden Age of Comics was the "Comics" McCormick feature, which ran for about half-a-dozen issues of TERRIFIC COMICS ("Loaded with Action!") beginning in 1944. "Comics" McCormick was the brainchild of Ed Wheelan, a former newspaper strip artist who had originated the Minute Movies … Continue reading Introducing "Comics" McCormick

Blah Blah Blog – More Pricing

A post from my long-gone Marvel blog where I answer some reader questions relating to the pricing of comic books. More Pricing April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Everybody seems to like this whole thread about format and content and distribution and pricing, so let's play with it for … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – More Pricing

BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #179

I almost did it the previous month. That issue had a 1960s DC-style cover that promised an impossible situation for the wall-crawler to get out of, and it piqued my interest seeing it on the racks--though not quite enough to pick it up. Which is good, as it turns out, because as would happen again … Continue reading BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #179

Introducing Supersnipe

Among the mostly-forgotten series of the Golden Age of Comics, there are a few which self-reflexively turned their gaze on the comic book industry itself, and what effect it might be having on its youthful readers. Perhaps the best-remembered of these was Supersnipe, a character who made his debut in Volume 2 #3 of Street … Continue reading Introducing Supersnipe

Blah Blah Blog – My Unknown Greats, Part 4

A post from my old Marvel blog concerning comics that I edited and liked that largely flew under the radar. My Unknown Greats pt. 4 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Today's Unknown Great won an Eisner award, but it also killed one or two projects in its wake. … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – My Unknown Greats, Part 4

BHOC: MISTER MIRACLE #23

I'm pretty sure that this issue of MISTER MIRACLE was bought for my brother Ken while on a trip to our grandparents' house one weekend. It was another small exposure for me of the Jack Kirby Fourth World mythos. But for all that it's a pretty great comic by a top-flight creative team, it did … Continue reading BHOC: MISTER MIRACLE #23