A post from my old Marvel blog, part of a series running down comics I edited that weren't a huge success but which I still liked and stand behind. Comics I Don't Apologize For pt 3 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Today's entry in this week's theme of … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Comics I Don’t Apologize For, Part Three
We have reached a seminal moment in my development as a comic book reader. That Friday, my father told me about a new store that he'd head about--he pointedly didn't tell me that it was opening in the same mall where the branch of the Chase Manhattan Bank he was stationed at was located, which … Continue reading BHOC: OFFICIAL MARVEL INDEX #4
Ever since I had become interested in the Fantastic Four, I had a burning desire to read the first issue of that series. from having haunted the Humor section in my local bookstores over the years (which is where anything even vaguely related to comics wound up being shelved), I knew that this first story … Continue reading BHOC: SON OF ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS
This was the second of the three issues of MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS that I bought out of the big bin of comics at my local drug store, having enjoyed the first trio of FANTASTIC FOUR issues that I had read. During this period, Marvel maintained a full line of reprint books, serving up the stories … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS #59
So, having read and enjoyed my first three issues of FANTASTIC FOUR, I did what any self-respecting comic book reader would do in that situation: I went back to the drug store just as soon as I could and got more. I had seen that the Fantastic Four were also featured in MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS, … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS #58
A classic SILVER SURFER cover by John Buscema. Everything works on this one. The diagonal composition draws your eye down tot he waiting Thor on the lower left while emphasizing the Surfer’s speed and trajectory. The deep background color makes the characters pop while providing an appropriate space-y environment.