The Rocket’s Blast/ComiCollector #152

The Rocket's Blast/ComiCollector was one of the longest-running fanzines of its era. Originally, it had begun as two separate 'zines both started in 1961--the Rocket's Blast, created by Miami-based fan G.B. Love, and the Comicollector by Jerry Bails. Eventually, the two combined their mailing lists and merged with #29 (continuing the numbering of The Rocket's … Continue reading The Rocket’s Blast/ComiCollector #152

Blah Blah Blog – Good Comics, Part Three

A post from my Marvel blog of the 00s, part of a series talking about good individual issues on which I had worked. Good Comics, pt. 3 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General We should have an update on our "click-through" experiment hopefully by Friday. So if you haven't … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Good Comics, Part Three

BHOC: INVADERS #29

This issue of INVADERS was yet another new comic that I picked up early-for-me during my first trip to the Batcave, the comic book specialty shop located in the South Shore Mall in Bay Shore, some distance from my home. INVADERS was a regular purchase for me, one of the titles that had led me … Continue reading BHOC: INVADERS #29

More Woweekazowie #4

Woweekazowie #4, produced by Phil Iro, was really a pretty good fanzine. It contained a balanced mix of text features and fan-created comic strips, with the emphasis more on the latter. A number of creators who would later work in and around the industry produced their own home-grown strips for Woweekazowie. It's another one of … Continue reading More Woweekazowie #4

5BC: Five Best Forgotten Early Marvel Story Developments

Not every idea that gets published in a comic book story is a good one. Especially over the long periods of time that most of the mainstay comic book heroes have been in existence, there have been any number of developments that turned out to be a bad instinct, and which were subsequently either overturned … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Forgotten Early Marvel Story Developments

BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #14

This was another older issue that turned up in the drugstore's Big Bin of Slightly-Older Should-Have-Been-Pulped Comics. New books would show up there on a routine and rolling basis, and so any time my family had an occasion to be in there, that's where you'd find me, rummaging through those books for whatever new treasures … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #14

Blah Blah Blog: Comics I Don’t Apologize For, Part 5

A post from my old Marvel blog discussing comics I edited that I liked more than the audience did. Comics I Don't Apologize For pt 5 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General All right, back on the horse after life got in the way several days ago. Today, we're … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog: Comics I Don’t Apologize For, Part 5