BHOC: MARVEL TALES #72

Following up from yesterday's entry, I moved into the second of the two issues of MARVEL TALES that I had purchased from my local drugstore's Big Bin of Should-Have-Been Pulped Comics. Like the previous issue, this one was produced by the team of Stan Lee, Gil Kane and John Romita--and it was reading reprints such … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TALES #72

BHOC: MARVEL TALES #71

So the next time my family went to our local pharmacy, I chose to develop my burgeoning interest in Spider-Man by digging through their Big Big of Slightly Older Comics and walking away with two consecutive issues of MARVEL TALES, the reprint series that presented anew stories from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN that were a number of … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TALES #71

BHOC: MARVEL TALES #91

So in addition to starting to read AMAZING SPIDER-MAN I also followed protocol and began checking out MARVEL TALES, the ongoing series which reprinted stories from older issues of ASM. Throughout the 1970s, most of the big titles had a sister reprint series that re-presented the earlier adventures from days past. In this way, the … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TALES #91

BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #160

Now that I had begun to pick up AMAZING SPIDER-MAN as a new series, I also did the typical thing and began being open to buying somewhat older issues of the title out of my local drugstore's Big Bin of Slightly Older Comics made up of affidavit returns that were intended to have been destroyed. … Continue reading BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #160

Blah Blah Blog – Re-Evaluating the Past

A post from my old Marvel blog of a decade-plus ago about filling in holes in my AMAZING SPIDER-MAN collection. Re-Evaluating The Past April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General One of the things I've found interesting about my own tastes and how they've changed and evolved over time is … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Re-Evaluating the Past

BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #180

I bought this, my second regular issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN on one of my regular weekly Thursday trips to the spinner rack at the 7-11. I had started following the wall-crawler's adventures the previous month but I was still somehow a bit lukewarm on them. It wasn't until I wound up buying a copy of … Continue reading BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #180

Blah Blah Blog – No AMAZING SPIDER-MAN This Week

A post from my old Marvel blog concerning the fact that this was the first skip week in the release schedule of teh three-times-per-month AMAZING SPIDER-MAN schedule. No AMAZING SPIDER-MAN this week! April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Sad but true, there will be no issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – No AMAZING SPIDER-MAN This Week

BHOC: MARVEL TALES #81

Another Marvel reprint title that came out of a 3-Bag. I seem to recall getting this particular issue at the Two Guys discount store, where they carried 3-Bags and to which my family would regularly go when we needed household goods. On this particular day there were a few 3-Bags in the batch on that … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TALES #81

BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #170

This was another issue that I purchased in a 3-Bag, the most readily available source of recent back issues in 1978. In that time before widespread comic book stores and trade paperback collections, these plastic bags containing three recent books (typically about nine months old) could be found in the toy departments of department stores, … Continue reading BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #170

Blah Blah Blog – Bad Comics I Bought Part Five

A post from my decade-old Marvel blog, one of a series in whic I discussed early Marvel purchases that didn't make me a regular reader. Bad Comics I Bought pt. 5 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Concluding this week's reflections on Marvel issues of the past that I … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Bad Comics I Bought Part Five