Blah Blah Blog – Return from Chicago

An entry from my Marvel.com blog of many years ago, this one giving a debrief of what went on at a then-recent Wizard World Chicago convention. Return from Chicago July 1, 2008 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Back from Wizard World Chicago, and despite the fact that reading somebody else’s convention … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Return from Chicago

BHOC: LOGAN’S RUN #5

Despite having bought this comic book back in the day, this is another cover that is unfamiliar to me. And that's because this was another of the myriad of books I got in plastic wrapped bundles of five coverless comics being sold for a bargain price at my local drug store outlet. The double-edged sword … Continue reading BHOC: LOGAN’S RUN #5

Lee & Kirby: Interview: Stan Lee

One of the hazards of just grabbing copies of stuff as they come along: I have no idea where teh interview below originally saw print. It was in a fanzine, and done circa 1968, but the specifics are lost on me. So if you happen to recognize this piece and know its derivation, please let … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: Interview: Stan Lee

Brand Echh: Double-Dare Adventures #1

The backstory here is something that we've covered in the past, but just to summarize events again: in the mid-1960s, the comic book field was seeing a bit of a resurgence. A fad for costumed super heroes had sprung up, exploding to massive life in the wake of the premiere of the live action BATMAN … Continue reading Brand Echh: Double-Dare Adventures #1

Blah Blah Blog – Wizard Awards Ceremony No More!

A post from my Marvel blog of years gone by, in which I shared a video and a story about how Steve Wacker and I inadvertently brought an end to the Wizard Awards Ceremonies at the yearly Wizard World convention. Unfortunately, I no longer have the video that we shot, so I can't embed it … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Wizard Awards Ceremony No More!

BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #196

It was always a red-letter day when a new issue of FANTASTIC FOUR would show up on the spinner rack at my local 7-11. FANTASTIC FOUR had swiftly become my favorite comic book at the time, and so I was hungry for the continuing adventures of the cosmic quartet. This particular entry was still in … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #196

Comics Creators in the Wild 8

More photographs from years and decades past showcasing the writers, artists and editors of our favorite comic books. Mark Gruenwald in M.C. Hammer costume for Halloween, early 1990s John and Virginia Romita at a convention, circa 1986 Stan Lee plays the Atari Spider-Man video game, circa 1981 Steve Ditko, 1960s Stan Lee and costumed fans, … Continue reading Comics Creators in the Wild 8

WC: GREEN LANTERN #7

When I was a kid, Green Lantern was my second favorite super hero, right behind the Flash (just as he was right behind the Scarlet Speedster in those days, when his strip was a back-up in FLASH.) This despite the fact that somehow, the character conception is nonsense. Green lantern--it's such a weird name for … Continue reading WC: GREEN LANTERN #7

Blah Blah Blog – Core Four Fan Perspective

Another post from my old Marvel blog talking about the "core four" titles of the Marvel Heroes line. Core Four Fan Perspective May 12, 2008 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General A little bit later than I'd intended--which is going to become the pattern for awhile, I think, as we deal with … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Core Four Fan Perspective

BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #190

Another book that I picked up brand new was the next issue of SUPERMAN FAMILY. I followed this series right up until its demise, though I really couldn't tell you quite why. I wasn't especially enamored of any of teh characters who had solo strips within its pages, so it must simply be the allure … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #190