Blah Blah Blog – Stick It!

A post from my old Marvel blog concerning a few 1970s Marvel Stickers that Steve McNiven sent me along with a Christmas card. These things were ubiquitous in my youth. The three stickers shown below are not the ones Steve sent me, though. Stick it! April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Stick It!

BHOC: PETER PARKER, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #18

I bought this issue of PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN at my local 7-11. I think I was motivated here in reading about the wrap-up of the Champions, a title whose last issue I had read a few months earlier, and liked well enough. That book had promised a resolution in the pages of AVENGERS, … Continue reading BHOC: PETER PARKER, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #18

5BC: Would You Believe Five More Forgotten DC Retcons

If there's one thing that DC has loved to do over the years, it's to explore strange story avenues and then abandon them. In some ways, that's become their history ever since CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS--it feels that you can't go but a few years anymore until everything you've read is thrown out and they … Continue reading 5BC: Would You Believe Five More Forgotten DC Retcons

Blah Blah Blog – Comic Book Editing

A post from my old Marvel blog concerning the art and science of editing. Tuesday, 4:04 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Let's talk about the secrets of good comic book editing for a little bit.It's a strange and misunderstood science, editing comic books. Nobody's written any books about … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Comic Book Editing

BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #194

An exciting day at the 7-11 when a new issue of FANTASTIC FOUR showed up. This one was the second half of a two-parter featuring Diablo and Darkoth the Death-Demon, and was set during the year when the FF had broken up, with each member going his or her own separate way. I didn't believe … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #194

Perfect Game – CEREBUS #36

It's a difficult thing to talk about the work of Dave Sim these days. For a start, he's fallen largely into obscurity since his masterwork, the 300-issue CEREBUS series, wrapped up in 2003. And the back half of that run was tainted by Sim's growing misogyny, his strange and often-deliberately-provocative belief that women had been … Continue reading Perfect Game – CEREBUS #36

Blah Blah Blog – More Villains, Please

A post from my defunct Marvel blog concerning the constant need for new villains. More Villains, Please April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General I'm running into a big problem this week with villains. Not planet-shaking world-breakers, but the smaller villains, the in-the-trenches costumed super-villains that make up the backbone … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – More Villains, Please

Great Covers: Marvel Around The World 3

It's more of the same from the prior two postings in this category--international covers for reprinted Marvel stories across the globe. So let's see what we have to look at this time. This cover from Mexico was the subject of a lot of internet speculation a year or so ago--but the story just isn't 100% … Continue reading Great Covers: Marvel Around The World 3

Blah Blah Blog – Another Bad Creation

A blog post from my old Marvel blog, part of a series concerning bad comics that I had written. Another Bad Creation April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Continuing on with this week's theme of BAD COMICS I WROTE, let's take a look at the SPIDER-MAN: FUNERAL FOR AN … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Another Bad Creation