Blah Blah Blog – Core Four

An entry from my Marvel blog of days past, talking about the particular difficulties inherent in the central four Avengers/"Marvel Heroes" titles. Core Four May 8, 2008 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General IRON MAN. THOR. HULK. CAPTAIN AMERICA. These core Marvel Universe titles have had a reputation of being a bit … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Core Four

BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #142

This one would have been an impulse purchase, I think, when it arrived at my local 7-11. I wasn't reading BRAVE AND THE BOLD religiously, though I had picked up a number of the recent issues. Typically, it would all depend on who the guest star was, because I'd worked out that the style of … Continue reading BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #142

Television’s First Captain America

When the syndicated Marvel Super-Heroes cartoon debuted in the fall of 1966, it was fashioned in such a way that each individual station could run it in whatever manner they pleased. As every story had been broken up into three 7-minute chapters, there was the freedom to mix and match segments, or to run an … Continue reading Television’s First Captain America

Lee & Kirby: THE STATS OF FANTASTIC FOUR #1

As those who have been following this page for some time are aware, there are a bunch of mysteries wrapped up in FANTASTIC FOUR #1, the seminal publication that kicked off the Marvel revolution in the 1960s. There have been several theories as to how this book may have been put together--whether it was all … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: THE STATS OF FANTASTIC FOUR #1

Blah Blah Blog – Bad Comics I Bought, Part Two

A post from my decade-old Marvel blog, part of a sequence detailing the early Marvel books that I read that did not make me a fan of the company. Bad Comics I Bought pt. 2 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General So, bringing people up to speed from yesterday: … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Bad Comics I Bought, Part Two

Comics Creators in the Wild 7

Another awesome assemblage of photographic images of comic book creators taken in years and decades past. Stan Lee with presentation board, circa 1976 John Romita, early 1970s John Romita and Stan Lee, circa 1970 Herb Trimpe, circa 1972 Mark Gruenwald at home, circa 1994 Not 100% certain who this is in the Marvel offices with … Continue reading Comics Creators in the Wild 7

Blah Blah Blog – The Ones That Did It, Part 5

A post from my Marvel blog of years past, this one the final entry in a sequence on the Marvel books that made me into a regular Marvel reader. The Ones That Did It pt. 5 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Finishing up our series on the comics … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – The Ones That Did It, Part 5