Blah Blah Blog – My So-Called Career, Part 5

A post from my Marvel blog of days gone by, this one the last part of a series on my earliest days at Marvel. My So-Called Career pt 5 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Today's the wrap-up of our week-long series about my early days at Marvel, comprised … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – My So-Called Career, Part 5

Brand Echh – Comico Primer #1

As we've spoken about earlier, the 1980s saw the rise of the Direct Sales Marketplace of Comic Book Specialty Shops as a key force in the continued survival of comic books--as well as a new venue in which enterprising creators could release their own home-grown efforts and meet with some success. The early years of … Continue reading Brand Echh – Comico Primer #1

5BC: Five Best Comics of 1988

After fifteen issues in which other artists illustrated his stories, Matt Wagner returned to both write and draw this and the following three issues, a flashback tale to the time of the original Grendel, Hunter Rose. Besting WATCHMEN, Wagner subdivided each page into 25 panel areas, carrying out his story with masterful syncopation. The back-up … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Comics of 1988

5BC: Five Best Comics of 1986

It's impossible to encapsulate how seismic the effect of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS was on the field of comic books. Not only did it introduce a more prestigious package for comics (and a then-unheard-of cover price of $2.95) but interest in the series also inaugurated the now-common process of repackaging collections of recent storylines into … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Comics of 1986