The First Quicksilver Story

Quicksilver was one of the many second banana super heroes who profligated throughout the Golden Age of Comics, filling up the back pages of assorted anthology titles and providing thrills but not being so memorable or distinct that they ever became stars themselves. Occasionally, one of these back-page crime-busters would break out and become a … Continue reading The First Quicksilver Story

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

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

Blah Blah Blog – Good Comics Part Two

A post from my long-gone Marvel blog of a decade ago concerning Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo's first issue of FANTASTIC FOUR Good Comics pt 2 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General I've name-checked Mark Waid a couple times in this blog over the past few weeks, because we … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Good Comics Part Two

5BC: Five Best Comics of 1989

1989 was the year in which I entered the field, so this will be the final installment of this topic, as I don't think it's possible to be objective past this point. Grant Morrison begins his revelatory run on DOOM PATROL by hearkening back to the earliest stories and remembering that thees characters are more … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Comics of 1989

Blah Blah Blog – Editing vs Writing

Here's a post from the old blog on the currency of ideas and what the requirements for a Editor might be. it also includes a concept that was later turned into a FANTASTIC FOUR Special by Dwayne McDuffie. Editing Vs. Writing April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General The graphics … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Editing vs Writing

BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #11

I first heard about this story on the DC Hot-Line, the short-lived 800 number where, once a week, readers could call in to hear news about upcoming DC projects, at a cost of fifty cents per call. Like every other idiot in the world, I called faithfully every Monday, when the new messages would go … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #11