Brand Echh: Adventures of the Jaguar #1

As we've spoken about a few times in this feature, the early 1960s saw a bit of a renaissance in the fortunes of the costumed super hero in comic books. With the relatively newly-instituted Comics Code Authority putting an end to the crime and horror comics that had flourished in the early half of the … Continue reading Brand Echh: Adventures of the Jaguar #1

Blah Blah Blog – The Voice of Reason

A post from my Marvel blog of years gone by in which I respond to the announcement that a particular editor is leaving one company to go work for another, and the fan response to that announcement. The editor in question was Stephen Wacker, who left DC in the midst of 52 to come to … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – The Voice of Reason

The Canadian Captain Marvel Comics #10

Here's another interesting novelty sent my way by Mark Waid. It's got a bit of an interesting history to it, which is why I'm featuring it. We're going to look at a 1940s Captain Marvel story the way it saw print in Canada back in 1942. As you'll see, this wasn't a straight reprint of … Continue reading The Canadian Captain Marvel Comics #10

BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #30

Time has moved on and the wheel has turned for the character a little bit, but it can't be overstated just how popular the Thing was during the 1970s. He was just behind Spider-Man in terms of his draw power, the Wolverine of his era. And unlike Wolverine over the past few decades, if you … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #30

Blah Blah Blog – My So-Called Career, Part 3

Another post from my old Marvel blog, this one part of a series concerning my earliest days at Marvel. My So-Called Career pt 3 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General A bit of a short entry today, focusing on the material found to the left. These are pages from … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – My So-Called Career, Part 3

Forgotten Masterpiece: EL SORPRENDENTE HOMBRE ARANA #150 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8

At this point, I expect that most of you know the drill here. But to hastily recap for those who do not: in the early 1970s, demand for Spider-Man stories was so strong in Mexico that the Mexican publisher of Spidey's translated adventures, La Prensa, got permission from Marvel to produce all-new adventures of the … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: EL SORPRENDENTE HOMBRE ARANA #150 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #8