Blah Blah Blog – Life Behind The Mask

An entry from my old Marvel blog concerning Peter Parker unmasking himself to his fellow Avengers following the events of "One More Day" Life Behind The Mask April 9, 2009 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General I should never be surprised by how certain readers react to some of the stories we … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Life Behind The Mask

BHOC: PETER PARKER, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #21

It was business as usual back at my 7-11's spinner rack that Thursday, the day when new comic books would be put out for the week. Having jumped aboard the Spider-Man train, I picked up this issue of PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. SPEC SPIDEY was decidedly the second tier Spider-Man title for virtually all … Continue reading BHOC: PETER PARKER, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #21

BHOC: MARVEL TALES #94

I bought this issue of MARVEL TALES from my usual spinner rack at the local 7-11. It reprinted, as usual, a story from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN published about six years before. At that time, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN was in the midst of one of its more seismic changes: Stan Lee, having been promoted to publisher of the … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TALES #94

The Incredible Hulk & The Amazing Spider-Man: The Gamma Gambit

For no discernable reason that I can figure out, there's been a sudden burst of interest in this obscure Marvel item from 1979--people are amazed that such a thing exists, and want to know more. Well, rest assured, those of us who were around in 1979 for its release were just as befuddled by it … Continue reading The Incredible Hulk & The Amazing Spider-Man: The Gamma Gambit

Blah Blah Blog – Not The Spidey Post You Were Expecting

An entry from my old Marvel blog, interrupting questions about the then thrice-monthly AMAZING SPIDER-MAN to talk about a current issue. Not the Spidey Post You Were Expecting October 23, 2008 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Became swamped with stuff this week, so I haven’t had a chance to compose the … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Not The Spidey Post You Were Expecting

BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #183

This was another issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN that I bought new during one of my weekly trips to my neighborhood 7-11 on the Thursday when new comic books were put out. It's the first book I encountered where Marvel has restored the cover months to its covers, a change I was in favor of for … Continue reading BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #183

WC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17

This is a weirdly awkward cover, but one that works nonetheless. And I think it was new to me when I got this book, although I had read the story in this issue both in the third AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Pocket Books collection of classic issues, and MARVEL TALES (where a new cover had been commissioned.) … Continue reading WC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17