GIANT-SIZE MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION #1 and the Cover Notes of Stan Lee

I'm pretty certain that I scavenged this from over at Scott Edelman's blog from a number of years ago. Both Scott and his wife Irene had been on staff at Marvel in the 1970s and had saved an assortment of various memos and bits of paraphernalia. Every so often, Scott would come across one of … Continue reading GIANT-SIZE MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION #1 and the Cover Notes of Stan Lee

Brand Echh: Charlton Bullseye #1

Charlton had been a player in the comic book marketplace going back to the days of the Golden Age of Comics. They were widely regarded as the shlockiest of publishers, whose paper and printing was markedly inferior to that of the competition. There was some very good work buried among the many Charlton publications, but … Continue reading Brand Echh: Charlton Bullseye #1

Blah Blah Blog – Comic Tutorial, Part 2

A piece from my old Marvel blog, one of a series walking readers through how a comic book is put together. Comic Tutorial pt. 2 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Continuing on with our progression of a sequence from concept to execution, using DOCTOR STRANGE: THE OATH #1 … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Comic Tutorial, Part 2


It has to be said that Tim Eldred does a phenomenally good job in curating and running the COSMO DNA fan site devoted to all things STAR BLAZERS and SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO. It's a gloriously thorough place covering all aspects of this now-ancient show and its recent revivals. You can find it here: But … Continue reading STAR BLAZERS: The Scripts

Batman Got Busted In Brooklyn

People seem to have really enjoyed that first column written by Pete Hamill about a comic book collector whose life goes wrong, so I also wanted to share this earlier piece by Hamill, which was dug up by Ken Quattro. This piece saw print a decade earlier, at a time when the Silver Age of … Continue reading Batman Got Busted In Brooklyn


Here's another comic book that I got in that Windfall buying experience, a book I paid 33 cents for in 1988. Rather than plow through all of the issues of ACTION COMICS that were in that horde--which seems as though it would get boring and repetitive quickly--I'm instead going to jump around a bit, work … Continue reading WC: ADVENTURE COMICS #266

Blah Blah Blog – Three-Party System

An entry from my old blog, this one talking about how I wish there was a viable "third party" comic book publisher besides Marvel and DC in the marketplace. Image is about as close as things get these days. Three-Party System April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Thinking … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Three-Party System


And another issue of MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS reprinting Fantastic Four stories from earlier in the group's history, made its way to my regular 7-11 haunt. This era in which there were still monthly reprint titles for most of the major Marvel series was a godsend to me in terms of allowing me to get a … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS #78

More of the Sales Figures of DC’s Irwin Donenfeld

After the piece we ran a couple of weeks back on former DC publisher Irwin Donenfeld's big book where he would chart the sales figures of the various DC titles on an issue-by-issue basis in an attempt to ascertain what elements might make a given issue of a comic book sell better, a bunch of … Continue reading More of the Sales Figures of DC’s Irwin Donenfeld