Having left Marvel in 1965 because he was unhappy with the way the books were created--where the artist was having to do the lion's share of the plotting as well as illustrating, thanks to the "Marvel method"--veteran artist Wally Wood was recruited by the start-up Tower Comics to help create and launch their new line. … Continue reading Brand Echh – Dynamo #4
I promise, all of these entries aren't going to be cribbed from Radio Comics/Mighty Comics. But this issue does give me the opportunity to present my two favorite Mighty heroes in a single two-part tale: The Shield and the Web. That opening blurb is a pretty good evocation of Stan Lee's bombastic rhetoric. They weren't … Continue reading Brand Echh – Fly Man #36
A post about the time Stan Lee included me in a short Fantastic Four story. I eventually purchased the original art for this page as a wedding gift for Associate Editor Molly Lazer when she got married. Stan Lee Was My Ghost Writer April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Stan Lee Was My Ghost Writer
Marvel Bullpen Bulletins item - Cover Date March 1966 It has to be said that I love bad comics of a certain type. Not lousy comics per se, but ones that are just a little bit clueless, that are trying to hop on board a given trend, or that are just so weird that they're … Continue reading Brand Echh – Introduction
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
I wrote this post twelve years ago, on my 40th birthday. 40 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Today I am 40. It doesn't feel like all that long a time, certainly no longer than it felt a week or a month ago. At the same time, it's one … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – 40/1967
The postwar era provided challenges for many of the super-powered costumed crusaders who filled the pages of the nations comic books as, without a ready-made national enemy to fight, they were faced with a crisis of irrelevancy. And none encountered this existential ennui more directly than Captain America. Cap had been created to win the … Continue reading Captain America Musters Out!