BHOC: CAPTAIN AMERICA #210

I had a kind of love-hate relationship with the work of Jack Kirby in the 1970s, in particular the work that he dialogued as well as illustrated. I wasn't a fan of it, there was something rough and harsh and uninviting about his characters and stories and the way is people talked. But at the … Continue reading BHOC: CAPTAIN AMERICA #210

Great Covers: Marvel Around The World 2

It's been a while since I did one of these, and since I still find the subject interesting, let's take another look at assorted Marvel titles from the past as they were imported into assorted countries around the globe. This Spanish version of FANTASTIC FOUR #1 dates to 1968 and sports a home-grown cover painting … Continue reading Great Covers: Marvel Around The World 2

BHOC: CAPTAIN AMERICA #220

In 1978, CAPTAIN AMERICA was a series in a bit of trouble. After Jack Kirby's much-heralded return to the series a few years earlier ran its course, not quite capturing the classic Marvel flavor that was hoped for, a succession of different creators came on to helm the series, often on an almost ad hoc … Continue reading BHOC: CAPTAIN AMERICA #220

Blah Blah Blog – My Unknown Greats, Part 4

A post from my old Marvel blog concerning comics that I edited and liked that largely flew under the radar. My Unknown Greats pt. 4 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Today's Unknown Great won an Eisner award, but it also killed one or two projects in its wake. … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – My Unknown Greats, Part 4

BHOC: MISTER MIRACLE #23

I'm pretty sure that this issue of MISTER MIRACLE was bought for my brother Ken while on a trip to our grandparents' house one weekend. It was another small exposure for me of the Jack Kirby Fourth World mythos. But for all that it's a pretty great comic by a top-flight creative team, it did … Continue reading BHOC: MISTER MIRACLE #23

BHOC: MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #2

I ordered a copy of this MARVEL TREASURY EDITION featuring the Fantastic Four from the Superhero Merchandise catalog--or as the firm would later be known, Heroes World. They had bought out Marvel and DC's back-stock of their various Treasury Editions and would sell them for years thereafter, often advertising in the comics themselves. I eventually … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #2