Lee & Kirby & Ditko & Everett: The linked stories of X-MEN #1, AVENGERS #1 and DAREDEVIL #1

I've seen different bits and pieces of this story told in assorted places, but I cannot recall anyplace where the entire sequence of events was laid out in a single recounting, so I thought that was worth doing. In the spring of 1963, with the super hero titles that his firm had been producing doing … Continue reading Lee & Kirby & Ditko & Everett: The linked stories of X-MEN #1, AVENGERS #1 and DAREDEVIL #1

Blah Blah Blog – Marvel Mystery Comics #1

A post from my old and now gone Marvel blog about the never-published MARVEL RETREAD FUNNIES #1 Marvel Mystery Comics number one April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Today's entry comes to us from Mike Carlin via Steve Wacker, and is one of the "Marvel Mystery Comics": comics that Marvel produced, but … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Marvel Mystery Comics #1

BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #37

Now, this was a weird one. Give writer/editor Marv Wolfman credit for trying something different. And by a fluke it featured two Marvel characters whose series i was actively following so it made it a no-brainer to pick up at the 7-11 on the day it came out. Like MARVEL TEAM-UP, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE during this … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #37

Brand Echh – The Destructor #1

Attempts to tap into the Marvel style weren't limited to only the 1960s. One of the most blatant attempts happened in the 1970s, and represented a tragedy of unfulfilled potential. In 1974, after he had sold Marvel and thereafter his son Chip had been pushed out of the company in favor of Stan Lee, Marvel … Continue reading Brand Echh – The Destructor #1

BHOC: DAREDEVIL #151

I had fallen into becoming a regular reader of DAREDEVIL based on the two previous issues of the title and the stories reprinted in SON OF ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS, so when this new issue arrived at my local 7-11, I snatched it up unhesitatingly. At the time, DAREDEVIL was a title in transition, though … Continue reading BHOC: DAREDEVIL #151