Marvel Comix: Rolling Stone (UK edition) October 18, 1969

It's relatively commonly known that rock newspaper Rolling Stone did a big cover story on the Marvel Comics phenomenon in 1972, emblazoning a Herb Trimpe Hulk on the cover of the magazine. What is less known (and I didn't realize this myself until just recently) is that the United Kingdom version of Rolling Stone ran … Continue reading Marvel Comix: Rolling Stone (UK edition) October 18, 1969

Blah Blah Blog – Reader Mail

Another old blog post from my long-scrubbed Marvel blog of the early 2000s, this one answering some questions posed by the audience. Reader Mail April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General What say we spend today answering some of the questions that've been asked by readers of previous posts?>I've read … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Reader Mail

BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #182 & THE WORLD’S GREATEST SUPERHEROES

The week this issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN came to my spinner rack in the neighborhood 7-11 was a big one for comic book happenings. In addition to the release of a regular slate of comic books, two other things were going on that grabbed my attention. The first was the launch of DC's new Newspaper … Continue reading BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #182 & THE WORLD’S GREATEST SUPERHEROES

The Sales Figures of Marvel’s Jim Shooter

Well, not really Jim Shooter's directly, not in the same was as the Irwin Donenfeld sales charts we looked at last week. But I'm reasonably certain that I cribbed these newsstand tracking sheets from Jim Shooter's old web page a decade or so back, and he would have been there when they came in--so we'll … Continue reading The Sales Figures of Marvel’s Jim Shooter

Brand Echh: Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #5

In the 1960s, one of the factors that enabled DC/National Comics to become the best-selling comic book publisher of the era was the shattering of Dell Comics. Dell had been a powerhouse in the field for more than a decade, far and away the best-selling comics company--a company whose wares were so known and trusted … Continue reading Brand Echh: Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #5

Blah Blah Blog – Good Comics, Part Three

A post from my Marvel blog of the 00s, part of a series talking about good individual issues on which I had worked. Good Comics, pt. 3 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General We should have an update on our "click-through" experiment hopefully by Friday. So if you haven't … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Good Comics, Part Three

Great Covers: Marvel Around The World 7

Because I just don't get tired of them, here's another assortment of Marvel stories printed in countries around the globe and localized in terms of language and content. Let's start with another Golden Age issue of Guri from Brazil. As was the style at the time, both Captain America and Bucky seem to have forgotten … Continue reading Great Covers: Marvel Around The World 7

Forgotten Masterpiece: THE SPIRIT #30, Part Three

This is the third and final part of our look at the "Spirit Jam" story published by Kitchen Sink Press in THE SPIRIT Magazine #30 and overseen by publisher Denis Kitchen and associate editor Cat Yronwode. This was the first new full-length Spirit story produced since the reprint editions of the 1960s, and the first … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: THE SPIRIT #30, Part Three