Money Heist/La Casa De Papel

As the pandemic has continued ever onward and I've consequently been forced to spend more and more time at home, I've found myself eating through media material at a much more furious rate. Time that was once devoted to a long commute can now instead be dedicated to entertainment. As a result, I've been casting … Continue reading Money Heist/La Casa De Papel

Brand Echh: Space Adventures #44

Super heroes were becoming big business as the Silver Age of Comics kicked off at the beginning of the 1960s. As the decade progressed, all sorts of companies developed and launched their own costumed characters in an attempt to find success and profit. Some of these characters have been long forgotten by this point. One … Continue reading Brand Echh: Space Adventures #44

Blah Blah Blog – Worst of the Worst: Follow-Up, Rebuttal and Additional

These are three posts from my Marvel blog of long ago, each of them a response to my attempt to determine the worst Marvel comic book ever published. Since they were all so closely linked, I decided to collect all three posts here for ease of reading. And the earlier posts have the name of … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Worst of the Worst: Follow-Up, Rebuttal and Additional

BHOC: PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #6

Here is another comic that I got coverless out of one of those plastic-wrapped bundles of coverless books whose covers had been sent back for credit, sold by my local drug store. And in fact, I think I wound up with two coverless copies of this same issue if memory serves, though how that happened … Continue reading BHOC: PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #6

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

WC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #140

This was the oldest issue of WORLD'S FINEST COMICS that I got in among my Windfall Comics purchase of 1988. The title was another one that serious collectors didn't much bother with for the most part, so back issues were both plentiful and relatively affordable. There were a few issues of WORLD'S FINEST in the … Continue reading WC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #140

Blah Blah Blog – Hut–Hut–Hike!

A post from my old Marvel blog giving some behind-the-scenes details about the creation of NFL SuperPro Hut--Hut--Hike! September 10, 2008 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General One of our buddies, Sam Humphries from over at MySpace Comics, wrote to ask:With NFL season kicking off this week, I know I’m not the … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Hut–Hut–Hike!

Brand Echh: Tiger-Man #1

It's time for another look at one of the short-lived wonders of the 1975 Atlas Comics line. For those who are unfamiliar, Atlas was a company started up by former Marvel Comics founder and owner Martin Goodman after his son Chip was ousted from Marvel in favor of promoting Stan Lee. Goodman wanted revenge, he … Continue reading Brand Echh: Tiger-Man #1