Blah Blah Blog – Share

A post from my old Marvel blog concerning the enthusiasm that fans have for the things they love that drives them to want to share them. Share October 15, 2009 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Is there anything better than finding some new, special something, and then sharing it with other … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Share


STAR WARS #9 was the third issue contained in that specialty 3-Bag of plastic-wrapped comics that was bought for my brother, who had become a big fan of the film and its characters. We've spoken already about how voracious demand was for these early STAR WARS books in a time when there really wasn't any … Continue reading BHOC: STAR WARS #9

Blah Blah Blog – Excel

An entry from my old Marvel bog concerning the specific joy of watching somebody who is absolutely excellent at what they do doing that thing. Excel October 19, 2009 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General There's something pretty magical about watching somebody who's about the best there is in their chosen field … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Excel

The First Spider-Man Parody

The Marvel revolution of the early Silver Age took those toiling in the field entirely by surprise. That's entirely due to the fact that, prior to 1961, Martin Goodman's publishing enterprise, whether it was known as Timely or Atlas or Marvel had been producers of enormous amounts of shlock. Goodman's professed publishing strategy was to … Continue reading The First Spider-Man Parody


The popularity of STAR WARS hadn't even slightly begun to abate, and so even after the run of issues of the Marvel comic that adapted the entirety of the film over six issues had been reprinted as special 3-Bags, the program continued on beyond that, with the next STAR WARS 3-Bag containing issues #7-9. These … Continue reading BHOC: STAR WARS #7

Vanishing Art Form…

Here's another vintage newspaper article about comic books from the dawn of the Silver Age. This is the earliest such piece that we've run, and it's interesting to see the writer's attitude towards comic books--both the titles that he clearly remembers from his own youth and their scarcity in the present moment--that moment being August … Continue reading Vanishing Art Form…