Blah Blah Blog – World’s Greatest

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

Comics Creators in the Wild 2

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 Comics Creators in the Wild 2

Brand Echh: Space Adventures #33

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

Blah Blah Blog – Nobody is Owed Work Rebuttal

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

Comics Creators in the Wild 1

Just like with our sequences on vintage comic books seen out and about in the world, so too do I have a relatively large collection of vintage photographs of writers, artists and editors either at work, in public or just generally goofing around. So why not show some of these vintage pictures off? Collected from … Continue reading Comics Creators in the Wild 1

Comics in the Wild 5

Another assortment of photographs from years past depicting either comic books on sale or readers of the age catching up with their favorites. This image takes on a different connotation when you realize that this young reader and his family are being displaced to an Internment Camp for the duration of WWII. Going to the … Continue reading Comics in the Wild 5

Secrets Behind The Comics 4

Continuing on in our review of this 1947 behind-the-scenes pamphlet published by Timely editor Stan Lee Here, Stan brings back Mario Acquaviva to talk about the skills involved in lettering comics, and he shows off some pages from a recent Sub-Mariner story. I have no idea where this story actually ran, so I can't pull … Continue reading Secrets Behind The Comics 4