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

Brand Echh – The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves #12

It's well-known that Steve Ditko, the formative Marvel creator, left that company in 1966 after broken promises and worsening relationships with the people at the outfit, notably editor Stan Lee. It's also well-known that, for all that Ditko's most popular and lasting creation for Marvel is Spider-Man, his work on the mystic series Doctor Strange … Continue reading Brand Echh – The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves #12

BHOC: MARVEL COLLECTORS’ ITEM CLASSICS #6

I don't remember at all what prompted it at this late date, but for some reason my family wound up going to the far-off mall that housed the Heroes World store once again. Possibly my father needed to get something he'd left at his office, which was in the same complex. Or maybe I just … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL COLLECTORS’ ITEM CLASSICS #6

Brand Echh – Witzend #3

By 1967, Steve Ditko had become an industry legend. By this point, he had left Marvel and his two best-known creations, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, behind. But he was on the cusp of revealing the character whose outlook and point of view most closely resembled his own--and he did it in the third issue of … Continue reading Brand Echh – Witzend #3