Woweekazowie #4

There were some relatively professional fanzines published by the late 1970s. One such fanzine was Woweekazowie, the fourth issue of which concerns us today. It was produced by Pete Iro and was staffed with contributions from people who would either go on to work within the comic book field itself or who would circle it … Continue reading Woweekazowie #4

Blah Blah Blog – Viewer Mail

Another old post from my Marvel blog in which I answer questions posed by the audience. Viewer Mail April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Got a lot of feedback the last couple of days, so let's hit some Viewer Mail...>WellI think that's a dangerous thought, Tom.The Spider-Clone story galvanized … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Viewer Mail

Great Covers: Marvel Around The World 4

Just the same as the last three times: here's a collection of the covers to more international editions of Marvel material that I've gathered over the years. These are often fascinating for how they're colored or the manner in which the publishers used localized talent to do their own interpretations of the Marvel characters. So … Continue reading Great Covers: Marvel Around The World 4

Blah Blah Blog – The Year That Was 1990

A post from my ancient Marvel blog concerning sales figures from the year 1990 The Year That Was--1990 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Once again dipping into the files, here are some more Direct Sales marketplace sales figures from many years ago. Remember, these were just the number … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – The Year That Was 1990


Here's another book I got out of a 3-Bag. This was likely the reason I bought the 3-Bag in the first place, as FANTASTIC FOUR had become my favorite comic book series and the Thing was on his way to becoming my favorite Marvel character (though at this moment, I was still more partial to … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #24

Brand Echh – Nukla #1

Dell was a powerhouse in the industry from the mid-1940s all the way up to the start of the 1960s when a series of bad decisions cost them their market share and also bifurcated the company into two competing operations, Dell and Gold Key. Their big money was made on their Disney comics, and they … Continue reading Brand Echh – Nukla #1

Blah Blah Blog – Ten Classics

A post from my vintage Marvel blog in which I did an audience-participation exercise to try to find ten classic Marvel stories. As I recall, given my rules, this proved to be impossible. Ten Classics April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Yesterday's Gripe-Fest went over so well that I … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Ten Classics


I continued to prowl through the 3-Bags at all of our local department stores and toy stores whenever I got the opportunity, and it was always exciting whenever a new batch would show up. They represented another batch of comics that I had missed buying when they were new on the racks that I had … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #208

Comics In The Wild

Among the many wonders that the Internet has given us over the years is access to everybody's photo albums--both individual and organization. And so, many images have turned up where people happen to have their newly-purchased comic books with them, or where they're in evidence on spinner racks or newsstand kiosks. As with so many … Continue reading Comics In The Wild