Blah Blah Blog – It’s All Cyclic

A post from my long-ago Marvel blog concerning how certain patterns often recur in the manner in which the audience reacts to change. It's All Cyclic April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Here's one of the things I've realized about this business: it's all cyclic. The same patterns repeat … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – It’s All Cyclic

Blah Blah Blog – Boneheaded Mistakes

A post originally published on my Marvel blog ten-plus years ago, concerning the idea that every comic book will have mistakes in them. Boneheaded Mistakes April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General There's a lot to like about the current state of comic books--the excellent printing, the growth of hardcover … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Boneheaded Mistakes

Blah Blah Blog – World’s Greatest

A post from my old-time Marvel blog, this one pimping for the first issue of the Mark Millar/Bryan Hitch run on FANTASTIC FOUR. World's Greatest April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General On sale today:FANTASTIC FOUR #554Mark Millar. Bryan Hitch.The comic is so good, we don't even need to relaunch … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – World’s Greatest

Blah Blah Blog – Nobody is Owed Work Rebuttal

A post from my Marvel blog of years gone by, in which I respond to a rebuttal from a commented concerning my assertion that nobody is owed work in the comic book field. Friday, 9:14 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General I knew I could count on somebody challenging … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Nobody is Owed Work Rebuttal

Blah Blah Blog – The End of Viewer Mail

Another post from my Marvel blog of long ago, in which I answer some questions from the audience. The End of Viewer Mail April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General All right, one last day of "viewer mail", and a little shower of art on the end--and next week, we'll … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – The End of Viewer Mail

Blah Blah Blog – Commit to the Idea

A post from my ancient Marvel blog concerning the need for all concerned to commit to the central conceit of the work. Friday, 5:22 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General So, back to talking about editing a little bit.One of the concepts that you need to understand and embrace … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Commit to the Idea

Blah Blah Blog – Editor School

A post from my old Marvel blog concerning a series of classes given to the editors of that period by Klaus Janson. Editor School April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Yesterday began another cycle of Editor Classes here at Marvel, presided over by Klaus Janson, in which the editorial … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Editor School

Blah Blah Blog – How Far is Too Far?

An entry from my Marvel blog of days gone by talking about the resiliency of the characters and determining which aspects of them are up for grabs and mutable, and which are inviolate. It's still a pretty good question. How Far is Too Far? April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – How Far is Too Far?