One of my regular stops whenever my family would make a weekend shopping trip to the Smith Haven Mall was one of a number of book sellers. It's hard to imagine today, when finding locations that are devoted to selling nothing but books is a difficult proposition in a lot of places, but in the … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK POCKET BOOKS

Blah Blah Blog – The Ones That Did It, Part 5

A post from my Marvel blog of years past, this one the final entry in a sequence on the Marvel books that made me into a regular Marvel reader. The Ones That Did It pt. 5 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Finishing up our series on the comics … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – The Ones That Did It, Part 5


I can remember picking this issue up off of the spinner rack at my local 7-11. Despite having become a regular reader of FANTASTIC FOUR, I had up until this time ignored MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE over the past few months. I'm guessing now that this is because my interest in the FF stemmed at the time … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #36


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN POCKET BOOKS #2 February, 1978 I bought this Pocket Book collection of early Spider-Man stories from a mall bookstore, despite the fact that I couldn’t find the first edition, and so would be starting in the middle of the run. I remember thumbing through it as my family stopped off at a Jack-In-The-Box … Continue reading BHOCOS: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN POCKET BOOKS #2


FANTASTIC FOUR POCKET BOOKS 1977 I was still looking for a copy of ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS when this little paperback came out from Pocket Books, part of a new line which would reprint the earliest stories of the various Marvel properties that were now on television. It collected the first 6 issues of FF, … Continue reading BHOCOS: FANTASTIC FOUR POCKET BOOKS