Make Mine Marvel Memorabilia 3

It's been a while since we did one of these round-ups of vintage Marvel merchandise from years past, primarily the formative 1960s and 1970s. So what say we look at a few more pieces of this stuff? This INCREDIBLE HULK/AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ADVENTURE CITY playset from 1978 features cardboard stand-ups of teh Green Goliath, the wall-crawler … Continue reading Make Mine Marvel Memorabilia 3

PIZZAZZ #1, Part 2

Continuing our survey of the first issue of PIZZAZZ Magazine, published regionally by Marvel in 1977 before eventually earning full national distribution. PIZZAZZ was intended as an answer to such kids' magazines as DYNAMITE and was undertaken as a first step towards getting the company out of teh dying comic book business and moving into … Continue reading PIZZAZZ #1, Part 2

End of the Year Stats – 2021

I'm a total sucker for analytical statistics, and so I always look forward a little bit to this point in the publication year, where I take stock over all of the assorted bits of content that I've posted not only across the previous 365 days but all the way back to the beginning of this … Continue reading End of the Year Stats – 2021

Fifteen Thoughts About Spider-Man: No Way Home

I don't usually tend to talk much about the Marvel Studios productions here. And there's a good reason for that: in my position, I'm privy to certain information about these productions ahead of time, and secrecy is always a watchword. So it's best to simply avoid the topic entirely most of the time, so as … Continue reading Fifteen Thoughts About Spider-Man: No Way Home

The Comic Book Guide For The Artist-Writer-Letterer 3

Here we are with the third and final segment of this behind-the-scenes instructional booklet about making comic books produced by Charlton and sold by direct mail order only (though it was also offered as a subscription premium.) These descriptions of the various types of comic book stories are a bit funny in just how far … Continue reading The Comic Book Guide For The Artist-Writer-Letterer 3

The Comic Book Guide For The Artist-Writer-Letterer 2

Continuing our review and presentation of the Comic Book Guide For The Artist-Writer-Letterer which was produced by Charlton in 1973 and sold by direct order only (It was also offered as a freebie if you subscribed to any Charlton titles) These days, I would advocate for no more than 25 words per balloon, rather than … Continue reading The Comic Book Guide For The Artist-Writer-Letterer 2

The Comic Book Guide For The Artist-Writer-Letterer

In 1973, there was a growing segment of comic book fandom made up of people who aspired to enter the field themselves. A number had already crossed that threshold in the later 1960s, but the floodgates were thrown open wide in the early 1970s--for all that the field was in pretty bad shape and getting … Continue reading The Comic Book Guide For The Artist-Writer-Letterer

Jerry Lewis Meets Superman

We covered the first of comedian Jerry Lewis's encounters with the DC super heroes here, in the story in which he and his cast crossed paths with the most popular Caped Crusader of the mid-1960s, Batman. https://tombrevoort.com/2021/10/17/jerry-lewis-meets-batman-and-robin/ Apparently, that issue must have performed well (which is no surprise seeing as how it hit the stands … Continue reading Jerry Lewis Meets Superman