Blah Blah Blog – A Letter and Some Shilling

An entry from my Marvel.com blog of long ago, this one printing a letter written to me my an unnamed creator in the field and also pimping for a then-recent poster release. A Letter and some Shilling December 3, 2009 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Starting today with some brief shilling. … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – A Letter and Some Shilling

BHOC: MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS #79

It was always a welcome moment when a new issue of MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS turned up at my local 7-11. FANTASTIC FOUR was my favorite comic book at the time, and getting an issue of MGC, which reprinted older issues of FANTASTIC FOUR, was virtually as good as getting a new issue. The big change … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS #79

Fifteen Thoughts about Superman: the Movie

For no particular reason, I've been thinking about SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE recently. It's a film that I first saw new back in 1978 and that has been a favorite ever since. What's more, it is clearly the progenitor for all of the big-budget super hero movies' that have come after it, to one extent or … Continue reading Fifteen Thoughts about Superman: the Movie

HEMBECK 1980: Fred Hembeck Reviews SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE

One of my absolute favorite creators in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s and beyond was Fred Hembeck. I first encountered his work as a single-tier strip on DC's in-house promotional page, the Daily Planet. Eventually, my friend Glenn Hauman showed me one of the collections of Fred's material that were being released by … Continue reading HEMBECK 1980: Fred Hembeck Reviews SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE

BHOC: AVENGERS ANNUAL #3

This was the second of two successive AVENGERS ANNUALS that my father brought home for me one night from the Heroes World outlet in the Nassau Mall in Levittown, where he worked. He was very proud of the fact that he'd gotten such early issues based on the numbers, and I never did explain to … Continue reading BHOC: AVENGERS ANNUAL #3

Blah Blah Blog – Reader Questions 1

A post from my old Marvel blog, another in which I answered questions posed to me by the readers. Reader Questions 1 February 16, 2010 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General All right, folks, you've waited long enough. Time to start burrowing through the answers to the questions you asked! >how is … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Reader Questions 1

BHOC: AVENGERS ANNUAL #2

As I've mentioned here before, having become aware of the fact that my father's place of employment was located right in the vicinity of the Levittown Heroes World location, the only real comic book shop I yet knew of, I would regularly plead for him to stop by the place and pick me up some … Continue reading BHOC: AVENGERS ANNUAL #2