BHOC: MARVEL TEAM-UP #63

This was another comic book that I bought in a 3-Bag bundle from a department store or a toy store. The new creative team on MARVEL TEAM-UP, Chris Claremont and John Byrne, had first worked together on IRON FIST, the recently-cancelled martial arts super hero series. Before it went away, they had begun a subplot … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TEAM-UP #63

BHOC: PETER PARKER, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #21

It was business as usual back at my 7-11's spinner rack that Thursday, the day when new comic books would be put out for the week. Having jumped aboard the Spider-Man train, I picked up this issue of PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN. SPEC SPIDEY was decidedly the second tier Spider-Man title for virtually all … Continue reading BHOC: PETER PARKER, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #21

Giving More Notes on the Spider-Man Movie

As I talked about some months back, both longtime Marvel editor Ralph Macchio and I were enlisted as unofficial consultants by producer Avi Arad when he was first attempting to get a big budget live action Spider-Man movie off the ground. This amounted to us meeting irregularly to have conversations to talk about the character … Continue reading Giving More Notes on the Spider-Man Movie

Blah Blah Blog – Spidey Answers 6

Another post from my old Marvel blog, this one another in a series in which I answered questions from the readers about the Thrice Monthly AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and related topics. Spidey Answers pt. 6 October 17, 2008 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General It may never end! More answers to your questions … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Spidey Answers 6

The Outline for SUPERMAN VS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

While it's perhaps lost its uniqueness a little bit given the sheer number of latter day crossovers between characters originating at different companies (and in some cases, in different forms of media) it would he difficult to understate the significance of SUPERMAN VS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. For those who were there when it came out, … Continue reading The Outline for SUPERMAN VS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Forgotten Masterpiece: EL SORPRENDENTE HOMBRE ARANA #165

I came across another stash of these Mexican issues of LA SORPRENDENTE HOMBRE ARANA that were published in the early 1970s, many of which contained new never-translated stories created exclusively for the Spanish-speaking marketplace by local talent, so popular was Spider-Man in those regions at the time that it had exhausted the supply of American … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: EL SORPRENDENTE HOMBRE ARANA #165

Giving Notes on the Spider-Man Movie

So SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME appears to be one of the most successful movies ever put to film (metaphorically, since these days teh media is largely digital.) But it wasn't all that long ago, relatively speaking, when the idea of a Spider-Man film was a long-chased dream. Because the rights had been optioned in the … Continue reading Giving Notes on the Spider-Man Movie

Blah Blah Blog – Spidey Answers pt. 4

An entry from my Marvel blog of years gone by, this one further answers to assorted reader questions concerning the then-active "Brand New Day" era of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Spidey Answers pt. 4 October 15, 2008 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General It’s Day Four of Spidey answers, and we’re nowhere near close … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Spidey Answers pt. 4

Blah Blah Blog – Spidey Answers pt. 3

A post from my old Marvel blog in which I answered more of the fans' questions about what has going on then in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Spidey Answers pt 3. October 13, 2008 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Day Three of answering the Spider-Man questions you asked, and as expected, the temperature … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Spidey Answers pt. 3

Make Mine Marvel Memorabilia 3

It's been a while since we did one of these round-ups of vintage Marvel merchandise from years past, primarily the formative 1960s and 1970s. So what say we look at a few more pieces of this stuff? This INCREDIBLE HULK/AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ADVENTURE CITY playset from 1978 features cardboard stand-ups of teh Green Goliath, the wall-crawler … Continue reading Make Mine Marvel Memorabilia 3