https://youtu.be/KivjcPGaKXQ A video expansion on our piece about "Through the Wringer", a story produced at the expense of Batman co-creator Bill Finger right around the time that the man passed away.
More old photographs gathered up over the years showing vintage comic books either on sale back in the day, or else being perused by readers of their era.
More from the pages of this how-to pamphlet that Stan Lee self-published in 1947 Morris Weiss was a writer and artist for Timely in 1947, and here his working day is fictionalized by Stan. Apparently Morris and his wife Blanche would routinely talk about Stan Lee day to day. This definition of a synopsis is … Continue reading Secrets Behind the Comics 5
A post from my old-time Marvel blog, this one pimping for the first issue of the Mark Millar/Bryan Hitch run on FANTASTIC FOUR. World's Greatest April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General On sale today:FANTASTIC FOUR #554Mark Millar. Bryan Hitch.The comic is so good, we don't even need to relaunch … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – World’s Greatest
A month had gone by, and there was no more welcome sight than a new issue of FANTASTIC FOUR arriving on the Spinner Rack at my local 7-11. This issue was one of those odd books where my younger brother Ken subsequently bought his own copy a week or two later, so there were two … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #195
https://youtu.be/0bz-ZDjb2Xg The fourth part of my ongoing series on the science and alchemy of editing mainstream comic books.
Well it just goes to show: you never know what is going to resonate with an audience. Last week's kickoff installment of Comics Creators in the Wild received more notices and attention than I ever would have thought it would. So that being the case, I figured I ought to follow up on it sooner … Continue reading Comic Creators in the Wild 2
At the beginning of the Silver Age, super heroes were making a comeback. This trend would blossom into a full-on fad mid-decade thanks to the release of the BATMAN television show--positively everybody went super hero crazy there for a year or so. But even before that, there was a sense throughout the industry that costumed … Continue reading Brand Echh: Space Adventures #33
A post from my Marvel blog of years gone by, in which I respond to a rebuttal from a commented concerning my assertion that nobody is owed work in the comic book field. Friday, 9:14 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General I knew I could count on somebody challenging … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Nobody is Owed Work Rebuttal
This issue of ACTION COMICS was heavily advertised in DC house ads in the weeks leading up to its release, and so I was prepared for it to show up on the spinner rack at my local 7-11. And as you'd expect, it was being promoted as the for-real, no-fooling story of Superman marrying Lois … Continue reading BHOC: ACTION COMICS #484