This was another issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA that I got in my Windfall Comics purchase of 1988, in which I bought a box of around 150 Silver age comics for the princely sum of $50.00. It was one of six sequential issues, #15-20, that were part of the buy. As JUSTICE LEAGUE had … Continue reading WC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #16

Blah Blah Blog – So-So Comics

An entry from my decade-old Marvel blog in which i talk about comic books that are neither good or bad but which are just kinda there. So-So Comics November 23, 2009 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General <!--[endif]--> Had an interesting conversation with somebody the other day about the evolution of our … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – So-So Comics

Brand Echh: Captain Nice #1

The overwhelming success of the 1966 BATMAN television program didn't just set off an explosive wave of popularity for comic book super heroes, it also had an impact on the television field. Because when any show is successful, rival networks often moved to create something similar, so as to draft off of the national interest. … Continue reading Brand Echh: Captain Nice #1

Blah Blah Blog – Reader Questions 4

Another post from more than a decade ago, in which I answer a bunch more questions asked by the readers of my Marvel blog. Reader Questions 4 September 9, 2009 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Before I get into things today, Joe Q wanted me to pass along the message that, … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Reader Questions 4


I've spoken before about how the very first comic shop I ever encountered, the Heroes World outlet in Levittown, New York, was situated in the same shopping complex where my father worked for Chase Manhattan Bank. What this meant practically is that I could occasionally prevail upon him to stop by the store on his … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #102


This issue of JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY represents the beginning of the fully-formed period of Thor's adventures. While launched over a year before in issue #83, the strip was swiftly handed over by editor Stan Lee to other creators to write and draw--Jack Kirby's talents were needed elsewhere, it seemed--and consequently, the series wasn't working as … Continue reading WC: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #101

Blah Blah Blog – Reader Questions 5

More questions from fans asked at my old Marvel blog of years ago and answered by me back then. Reader Questions 5 September 10, 2009 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Whew! Where do the hours go? While in theory a three-day holiday weekend is a great time to kick back and … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Reader Questions 5


Back at my local 7-11, new comics continued to come in regularly every Thursday, and I was there every week without fill (except in extenuating circumstances such as sickness or family vacations and the like) to pick up the new books. It's a pattern that continues to this day. This issue of DAREDEVIL greeted me … Continue reading BHOC: DAREDEVIL #154