BHOC: MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #2

I ordered a copy of this MARVEL TREASURY EDITION featuring the Fantastic Four from the Superhero Merchandise catalog--or as the firm would later be known, Heroes World. They had bought out Marvel and DC's back-stock of their various Treasury Editions and would sell them for years thereafter, often advertising in the comics themselves. I eventually … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #2

Doctor Who: The Haunting of Villa Diodati

I think it's an important concept for fans to grasp hold of that Doctor Who has changed. This is nothing new, the long history of the series is rife with format and tone and style changes. So while I still love the elements of the "classic" New Who, it's not that show any more. No … Continue reading Doctor Who: The Haunting of Villa Diodati

Lee & Kirby & Ditko & Everett: More on the linked stories of X-MEN #1, AVENGERS #1 and DAREDEVIL #1

A bit of evidence has surfaced which casts some doubt on the story I related previously concerning how the difficulties in getting DAREDEVIL #1 to print on time led to the emergency creation of AVENGERS #1. I'm not ready to throw in the towel on this belief completely just yet, but I do feel the … Continue reading Lee & Kirby & Ditko & Everett: More on the linked stories of X-MEN #1, AVENGERS #1 and DAREDEVIL #1

Blah Blah Blog – Comics I Don’t Apologize For, Part Two

A post from my defunct Marvel blog, part of a series detailing books that I had worked on that I still liked despite the fact that they were not terribly commercially successful. Comics I Don't Apologize For pt 2 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Continuing with this week's … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Comics I Don’t Apologize For, Part Two

BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #38

Bought this issue of MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE at my regular 7-11 on one of my weekly trips. I'm pretty certain that this is the first book I bought during tat three-month period where Marvel tried to get rid of the cover month--I'm not certain what the purpose of that exercise was. Anyway, as a newly-born Fantastic … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #38

Brand Echh – Inferior Five #6

The Powers-That-Be at DC Comics in the 1960s could see that something was going on over at Stan Lee's new upstart Marvel imprint, but they were ill-equipped to figure out just what. This is largely due to the fact that the editorial and creative staff remained largely unchanged since the halcyon days of the 1940s. … Continue reading Brand Echh – Inferior Five #6

Blah Blah Blog – Golden Loeb Awards: The Winners

A post from my old Marvel blog detailing the winners of the 2007 "Golden Loeb Awards" which I was running at the blog. This gives some insight into what the then-current Marvel fandom was responding well to. GOLDEN LOEB AWARDS- The Winners! April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General They're … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Golden Loeb Awards: The Winners

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #153

The year 1977 had given way to 1978, and in the first days of the new month, the mailman arrived with another subscription copy of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA for me. I would end up with two copies of this issue--a few weeks later I'd be having a birthday, and as a gift my friend … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #153

Doctor Who: Can You Hear Me?

This week's DOCTOR WHO episode crystalized one of the failings of the season for me. And it is this: the stories don't seem to be of consequence to the main characters. There's danger and adventure and stuff, yeah. But somehow, the principles seem to remain at a distance from it all. None of it changes … Continue reading Doctor Who: Can You Hear Me?

Blah Blah Blog – Comics I Screwed Up, Part 5

A post from my old Marvel blog concerning comics I worked on and made a mess of. As with yesterday's post, the preceding installments of this series haven't turned up yet. Comics I Screwed Up pt 5 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Rounding out our survey of comic … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Comics I Screwed Up, Part 5