Blah Blah Blog – Short-Sighted

A post from my vintage Marvel blog about the selling behaviors of certain comic book shops. Short-Sighted April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Let me start off by making it perfectly clear that what I'm about to talk about doesn't apply to all comic book retailers, or even most … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Short-Sighted

5BC: Five Best Forgotten Early Marvel Story Developments

Not every idea that gets published in a comic book story is a good one. Especially over the long periods of time that most of the mainstay comic book heroes have been in existence, there have been any number of developments that turned out to be a bad instinct, and which were subsequently either overturned … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Forgotten Early Marvel Story Developments

BHOC: SUPERMAN #323

Bought this issue of SUPERMAN in the same weekly 7-11 run as the MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS issue I wrote about yesterday. That's a nice cover by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, an incredibly talented artist who worked for DC for decades but who has been somewhat overlooked--primarily because he did relatively few regular stretches on titles, … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #323

EDITORIAL SIMULATION Move 6

DISCLAIMER: All individuals, sales figures, situations and occurrences involved in this editorial simulation are completely fabricated as part of the game, and do not in any way reflect the actual real-world opinions, viewpoints or situations involving any of the creators or titles named. THIS IS A WORK OF FICTION! Welcome to Move 6 of our … Continue reading EDITORIAL SIMULATION Move 6

Blah Blah Blog – The Working Day at Marvel

This was actually a series of posts that I put up during my first days of working on my Marvel blog. The idea was to chart my workflow through the course of a single day's work at Marvel--since every day is different, it can be difficult to summarize things for people. This was a snapshot … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – The Working Day at Marvel

BHOC: MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS #77

I bought this issue of MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS on one of my regular weekly 7-11 runs, and I can remember having it with me and being over at the house of my neighbor and sometimes-friend Charles Grella down the block. As usual, it reprinted an issue of FANTASTIC FOUR from a few years earlier (9 … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS #77

5BC: Five Times DC Referenced Marvel Characters in Interesting Ways

We've been talking a lot about the unofficial crossovers between characters and the homages that were done. But beyond that, there's a whole other category of instances in which one company either appropriated or parodied or referenced the characters of another. These instances tended to take many different forms--there was one memorable instance, for example, … Continue reading 5BC: Five Times DC Referenced Marvel Characters in Interesting Ways

Blah Blah Blog – Reader Questions 6

A post from my long-gone Marvel blog in which I answer some more questions from the audience. Reader Questions 6 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General A new week, and still more Reader Questions:>Marvel Boy: the great miniIs the Marvel Boy Premiere hardcover (hopefully !) planned ?Posted by underworldeve … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Reader Questions 6