Blah Blah Blog – More on How Far Is Too Far

A follow-up post from my old Marvel blog concerning when a character or series diverges too far away from what made it work in the first place. Another big, busy day today--but I promised you all some content today, and I will not disappoint.So let's talk a little more about "How Far Is Too Far." … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – More on How Far Is Too Far

BHOC: MARVEL COLLECTORS’ ITEM CLASICS #13

MARVEL COLLECTORS' ITEM CLASSICS was an Annual sized regular title that reprinted earlier stories in the Marvel canon for the benefit of readers who came to the line later. Like me. It eventually changed its name to MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS and ran for a good long time. And for somebody like me, who was interested … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL COLLECTORS’ ITEM CLASICS #13

Blah Blah Blog – Selecting A Creative Team

A post from my old Marvel blog about how I would go about picking the creators to work on a given title. Monday, 5:24 permalink 2006-10-10 09:56:08 I'm asked fairly constantly how one goes about selecting a new creative team for a given series, so I thought I'd talk a little bit about that today.I … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Selecting A Creative Team

WC: DETECTIVE COMICS #326

This was a noteworthy issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, though not for especially good reasons. Because this was the final issue to be edited by Jack Schiff before the Batman titles were moved over into Julie Schwartz's editorial stable in an attempt to buoy their sinking sales. And one glance at this cover tells you precisely … Continue reading WC: DETECTIVE COMICS #326

Blah Blah Blog – Civil War Mobilization

Another post from my old Marvel blog about the making of Civil War. Civil War Mobilization April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Continuing our look back at the making of CIVIL WAR.A couple of weeks and a few drafts of issue #1 later, as well as revisions to the overview, and we … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Civil War Mobilization

BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #143

This issue of BRAVE AND THE BOLD was the first released under the auspices of the DC Explosion, which saw the line increating its cover price to 50 cents a copy from 35 while adding additional pages of material. Here, the Human Target, a feature that briefly ran in the back pages of ACTION COMICS … Continue reading BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #143

Lee & Kirby: When Challengers of the Unknown Presaged Fantastic Four

When we talk about the forces that came into play in the creation of the original Marvel super heroes, in particular the Fantastic Four and attempt to apportion credit (or blame) between the two men who worked on those early strips, one earlier feature that is inevitably invoked is Jack Kirby's series for DC, CHALLENGERS … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: When Challengers of the Unknown Presaged Fantastic Four

Blah Blah Blog – Friday mop-up

A post from my old Marvel blog in which I touch on a variety of then-current issues as the week comes to an end. Friday mop-up April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General I didn't get to cover as many blog topics this week as I had planned on--largely because of yesterday's unexpected … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Friday mop-up