Best of Blake’s 7 – Blake

S04EP13 - The final episode of BLAKE'S 7 aired on December 21, 1981. As announced over the closing credits of TERMINAL, the show did come back for another season, and with a bit of a style overhaul. These were the post-Star Wars days, and BLAKE'S 7 up until now had been drawing its sci-fi influences … Continue reading Best of Blake’s 7 – Blake


This was another older issue that turned up in the drugstore's Big Bin of Slightly-Older Should-Have-Been-Pulped Comics. New books would show up there on a routine and rolling basis, and so any time my family had an occasion to be in there, that's where you'd find me, rummaging through those books for whatever new treasures … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #14

Lee & Kirby & Ortolani: The Last Fantastic Four Story, Part One

This is a bit of a forgotten masterpiece, both because it saw limited distribution, and because it was published in a non-English speaking country. Between 1992 and 1994, in the pages of the Italian fanzine MADE IN USA, devoted to American comics, cartoonist Leonardo Ortolani (often better known by his simple signature, Leo) was such … Continue reading Lee & Kirby & Ortolani: The Last Fantastic Four Story, Part One


EC Comics were never the biggest sellers even during their heyday, but they were consistently the market leader in terms of the quality of the material they were routinely putting out and the manner in which they attracted a dedicated audience of somewhat-older readers. There's a reason why those five years' worth of EC Comics … Continue reading THE LAST MAN


SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS was approaching its final days, not that that was known either to me or to the people who were producing it. It would become a casualty of the fabled "DC Implosion" in just a few short months. But for now, it was continuing to be published and it was still a … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #14

Best of Blake’s 7 – Terminal

S03EP13 - And so BLAKE's 7 came to the end of the road--or at least it was supposed to. At the end of a season that was a bit haphazard and lacking in overall direction--while at the same time containing several of the show's best episodes,--BLAKE's 7 was going to be airing its final episode … Continue reading Best of Blake’s 7 – Terminal

Blah Blah Blog: Bad Books

A post from my old Marvel blog about sometimes putting out a stinker. Monday, 5:08 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General I hate to put out a bad book. It's really disappointing. But sometimes, despite everybody's best efforts, it happens. Nobody bats 1000 all the time.There are a number … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog: Bad Books


I was continuing to follow GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW regularly, even though I wasn't quite enjoying it as much as I felt I ought to--certainly not as much as those short Green Lantern stories that used to run in the back pages of FLASH. As much as anything, I think this was due to the odd … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #103