Lee & Kirby & Ortolani: The Last Fantastic Four Story, Part Five

This is the back half of the fourth and concluding installment of the Final Fantastic Four story that Italian creator Leonardo Ortolani produced for the tenth issue of the Italian fanzine MADE IN USA in 1994. It was set immediately after the last FF issues produced by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and was intended … Continue reading Lee & Kirby & Ortolani: The Last Fantastic Four Story, Part Five

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

I'm not really a believer in the concept of a "guilty pleasure". I like enough stupid stuff from all across the spectrum that there's really no other way to handle it all other than to embrace the assorted flaws and failings of it all, and just love it unironically. And yet still, with REMO WILLIAMS: … Continue reading Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

Blah Blah Blog – My Aunt, My Sister

A post from my now-defunct Marvel blog replying to a question concerning how we updated the relationship between Peggy and Sharon Carter to account for the passage of time. My Aunt, My Sister... April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Received a letter on CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 that I wanted … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – My Aunt, My Sister

Introducing “Comics” McCormick

The closest contender to Supersnipe for self-reflective comic book series of the Golden Age of Comics was the "Comics" McCormick feature, which ran for about half-a-dozen issues of TERRIFIC COMICS ("Loaded with Action!") beginning in 1944. "Comics" McCormick was the brainchild of Ed Wheelan, a former newspaper strip artist who had originated the Minute Movies … Continue reading Introducing “Comics” McCormick

Introducing Supersnipe

Among the mostly-forgotten series of the Golden Age of Comics, there are a few which self-reflexively turned their gaze on the comic book industry itself, and what effect it might be having on its youthful readers. Perhaps the best-remembered of these was Supersnipe, a character who made his debut in Volume 2 #3 of Street … Continue reading Introducing Supersnipe