Lee & Kirby: THE CHARACTER WRITE-UPS OF STAN LEE

I'm fairly certain that I came across these documents at Scott Edelman's blog. In any case, Scott was one of those who found these documents preserved in the back of a drawer in the Marvel offices and hung onto them. Around 1966, as Marvel was beginning to make its first faltering in-roads into other media, … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: THE CHARACTER WRITE-UPS OF STAN LEE

Halloween Encounter With Dr. Strange and Plastic Man

Here's another classic old newspaper story related to comic books, this one from the Burlington Free Press edition released on November 2, 1965 and concerning the famous (in the world of comic books) Rutland, Vermont annual Halloween parade which was every year filled with marchers in super hero costumes. The parade (and subsequent Halloween party) … Continue reading Halloween Encounter With Dr. Strange and Plastic Man

Blah Blah Blog – Comic Tutorial, Part 2

A piece from my old Marvel blog, one of a series walking readers through how a comic book is put together. Comic Tutorial pt. 2 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Continuing on with our progression of a sequence from concept to execution, using DOCTOR STRANGE: THE OATH #1 … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Comic Tutorial, Part 2

Blah Blah Blog – Comic Tutorial, Part 4

A post from my Marvel blog of the past, part of a sequence going over how a comic book is put together. Comic Tutorial pt. 4 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Finishing up on our quick walk-through of how a comic book sequence is put together, using DR … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Comic Tutorial, Part 4

BHOC: DOCTOR STRANGE #17

This was another issue of DOCTOR STRANGE that I bought out of my local drug store's Big Bin of Slightly Older Comics, books which had been reported destroyed via the Affidavit Returns system but which had instead been sold by some unscrupulous operator to the drug store chain. Not great for the comic book publishers, … Continue reading BHOC: DOCTOR STRANGE #17

BHOC: DOCTOR STRANGE #22

As I mentioned yesterday, I bought two consecutive issues of DOCTOR STRANGE from my drugstore's Big Bin of Slightly Older Comics, and this was the second one. It had one thing in common with the previous issue: like it, the cover illustrated not the contents of this story, but the one in the following issue. … Continue reading BHOC: DOCTOR STRANGE #22

Blah Blah Blog – Comic Tutorial, Part 1

A post from my Marvel blog of the last decade, the first part of a sequence breaking down how a comic book is produced. Comic Tutorial pt. 1 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General We've got an all-day editorial meeting scheduled for the middle of this week (so there'll … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Comic Tutorial, Part 1

BHOC: DOCTOR STRANGE #29

I seem to recall that I got this issue of DOCTOR STRANGE at some non-regular comic buying location, a candy store or stationary store in the same mall as a far-off grocery store that my Mother went to in order to get something specific. I expect that the pickings must have been pretty slim for … Continue reading BHOC: DOCTOR STRANGE #29

Blah Blah Blog – My Unknown Greats, Part 6

A post from my long-ago Marvel blog about comics I edited that flew under the radar a little bit. Though this one has become better remembered since, largely thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch My Unknown Greats pt. 6 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Okay, last one of these for … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – My Unknown Greats, Part 6