Blah Blah Blog – The Year That Was: 1966

A look at some old sales information--in this case, from 1966. The Year That Was -- 1966 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Continuing our discussions of sales figures, the following information is cribbed from John Jackson Miller's Comics Chronicles site (www.comichron.com). Among other things, John is attempting to … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – The Year That Was: 1966

BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #21

Another book I pulled up out of the Big Bin of Slightly-Older Comics in my local drugstore. I was a huge Fantastic Four fan, so any time any book would show up with even a cursory connection to the FF, it went into the must-buy pile. This is an issue that wasn't reprinted for the … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #21

Brand Echh – Dynamo #4

Having left Marvel in 1965 because he was unhappy with the way the books were created--where the artist was having to do the lion's share of the plotting as well as illustrating, thanks to the "Marvel method"--veteran artist Wally Wood was recruited by the start-up Tower Comics to help create and launch their new line. … Continue reading Brand Echh – Dynamo #4

Blah Blah Blog – The House of Memo

This was another behind-the-scenes post on the making of the HOUSE OF M Event series. The House of Memo April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General I'm told that Tuesday's blog entries, containing the background material on HOUSE OF M, set a site record as the most-viewed blog entry so … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – The House of Memo

Brand Echh – Fly Man #36

I promise, all of these entries aren't going to be cribbed from Radio Comics/Mighty Comics. But this issue does give me the opportunity to present my two favorite Mighty heroes in a single two-part tale: The Shield and the Web. That opening blurb is a pretty good evocation of Stan Lee's bombastic rhetoric. They weren't … Continue reading Brand Echh – Fly Man #36

Blah Blah Blog – Stan Lee Was My Ghost Writer

A post about the time Stan Lee included me in a short Fantastic Four story. I eventually purchased the original art for this page as a wedding gift for Associate Editor Molly Lazer when she got married. Stan Lee Was My Ghost Writer April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Stan Lee Was My Ghost Writer

BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #193

Another book from the Drug Store's Big Bin of Slightly-Older Comics, this was another issue of INCREDIBLE HULK bought by my younger brother, Ken, but which eventually wound up with me. At the time, the Hulk had begun to appear on television, having starred in a pair of TV movies (with a series in the … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #193