Got a quick but important Editorial Simulation update for the participants and the audience, so here it is. Due to other commitments, player Dolores Tinari has decided to drop out of the game. Therefore, her editorial slot will now be taken by new player Kurt Onstad. As this is happening before the first move has … Continue reading EDITORIAL SIMULATION UPDATE


Right on cue, the mailman delivered to me this month's copy of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, a title for which I still maintained a subscription. That's a really nice cover my Michael Kaluta, though I don't think the coloring entirely works--the orange hold on Doctor Destiny does make the three heroes pop well, but it … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #154


All right, our players are:Kyle Ross Sal Brucculeri Erik Merk David Oskutis and Dolores TinariKyle, Sal and Dolores, you have all just been hired by Marvel Comics in an effort to overhaul the place and make it better than it was. As such, you have each been allocated a group of titles to manage. The … Continue reading EDITORIAL SIMULATION BEGINS


All right, we are about ready to begin our Editorial Simulation game. But first, I need to properly lay out how this is all going to work so that we've all got an understanding as to what we are doing and how it will all play out. So, in the past iterations of this game, … Continue reading EDITORIAL SIMULATION PRE-FLIGHT

Blah Blah Blog – The Essential Eight

A post from my defunct Marvel blog trying to determine with the help of the readership the eight most essential Marvel series. The Essential Eight April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General We'll start today with a brief history lesson, and then move into another "audience participation" question.Back in 1957, … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – The Essential Eight


Ann Nocenti at the editor's desk in the 1980s. As I mentioned over Social Media earlier today, I have a notion to play another round of the Editorial Simulation game that I ran twice over on my old Marvel blog years ago. In this simulation, players take on the role of editors at a fictitious … Continue reading EDITORIAL SIMULATION: Call For Participants

5BC: Five Best Dopey Marvel Silver Age Villains

Let's face it, lightning doesn't strike every month, and sometimes inspiration can be difficult to come by. But comic books still had to come out, ready or not. And so, occasionally, our favorite heroes of Marvel's silver age would find themselves contending with opponents who--well, let's just say they weren't quite up to the usual … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Dopey Marvel Silver Age Villains

Blah Blah Blog – No AMAZING SPIDER-MAN This Week

A post from my old Marvel blog concerning the fact that this was the first skip week in the release schedule of teh three-times-per-month AMAZING SPIDER-MAN schedule. No AMAZING SPIDER-MAN this week! April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Sad but true, there will be no issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – No AMAZING SPIDER-MAN This Week