Once again, here are a batch of vintage photographs of comic book creators taken in years gone by. We might also call this feature "Stan and friends" since there are proportionately so many more Stan Lee photos from the past than anything else. Stan Lee in the Marvel offices, publicity photo circa 1980 Stan Lee … Continue reading Comics Creators in the Wild 4
Stan Mack's Real Life Funnies was a documentary comic strip that ran in the pages of the Village Voice for just over twenty years starting in 1974. Its creator and author, Stan Mack, created the strip by overhearing and transcribing conversations between real people and then dramatizing them on the page. And in this particular … Continue reading Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies: Inside Marvel Comics
A post from my Marvel blog of long ago in which I followed up on an activity where we tried to compile a list of classic Marvel stories. Ten Stinkers April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Boy, I don't know about you, but I'm finding these "audience participation" threads … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Ten Stinkers
This is one of those comics where I'm not 100% certain where I got it from, or when. But I think it turned up in a 3-Bag at around the same period as IRON MAN #100 and AVENGERS #161--it's of the same relative vintage anyway. So let's go with that. During the 1970s, as a … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL SUPER ACTION #2
https://youtu.be/6uuJUHSsBOw A video version of one of the most popular pieces I ran on this page, a countdown of five instances where comic book creators depicted savage caricatures of one another in the pages of the stories they were creating.
https://youtu.be/I7-loYSHOK8 After a brief break, we return with the sixth installment in our series on the thinking that goes on when it comes to being an editor at a mainstream comic book company such as Marvel or DC.
People certainly seemed to be interested in my earlier story about the assorted Spider-Man stories that were crafted for the voracious marketplace in Mexico in the early 1970s and which have not been translated or reprinted in English. So let's take a look at another one, since I happen to have a stack of these … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: EL SORPRENDENTE HOMBRE ARANA #153 and DAREDEVIL #9
This entry goes out to writer Dan Slott, who posted about SKATE MAN #1 on his Twitter stream this past week, causing me to bump this book to the top of my queue to cover here. SKATE MAN #1 and only was published in 1983 by Pacific Comics, the Direct Market comic book company spun … Continue reading Brand Echh: Skate Man #1
A post from my Marvel blog of a decade-plus ago, this one talking about circulation figures from the year 1998. The Year That Was -- 1998 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Another week begins another round of odds and ends. Continuing our irregular series of postings on sales … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – The Year That Was: 1998
Here's another issue that I got out of one of those 3-Bags that toy stores and department stores carried in the 1970s. The books therein were always about nine months old once those bags hit the racks, which was a godsend for me, as they provided a way in which I could get my hands … Continue reading BHOC: IRON MAN #100