I can remember finding the 3-Bag in a Kay-Bee toy store in a mall outlet that my family didn't typically frequent. It was an exciting moment, for there, wrapped in plastic, was one of the issues of FANTASTIC FOUR that I had missed between those found in the drug store's bin of affidavit returns and … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #182


Another book I pulled up out of the Big Bin of Slightly-Older Comics in my local drugstore. I was a huge Fantastic Four fan, so any time any book would show up with even a cursory connection to the FF, it went into the must-buy pile. This is an issue that wasn't reprinted for the … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #21

Blah Blah Blog – The House of Memo

This was another behind-the-scenes post on the making of the HOUSE OF M Event series. The House of Memo April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General I'm told that Tuesday's blog entries, containing the background material on HOUSE OF M, set a site record as the most-viewed blog entry so … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – The House of Memo


Another book from the Drug Store's Big Bin of Slightly-Older Comics, this was another issue of INCREDIBLE HULK bought by my younger brother, Ken, but which eventually wound up with me. At the time, the Hulk had begun to appear on television, having starred in a pair of TV movies (with a series in the … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #193

Blah Blah Blog – Building the House of M

This post from the old Marvel blog was about the creation of the HOUSE OF M Event series, and included a cop of the text of an internal memo that I sent around to editorial and the creative staff outlining the story and its objectives. Building the House of M April 28, 2007 | 1:00 … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Building the House of M


Here's another book I picked up from the drugstore's Big Bin of Slightly-Older Comics, affidavit return copies that should have been destroyed, but which were instead sold off in cut-rate lots. A bit of the double-dipping that helped make the comic book industry close to insolvent during this era. But a benefit to me as … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL ADVENTURE #6