Here's another book that I took ownership of as a part of my Windfall Comics purchase in 1988. I had seen the cover to this issue of JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY before in the pages of George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Indexes, but I hadn't had the opportunity to read the story before this point. It's an … Continue reading WC: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #85

Comics Creators in the Wild 8

More photographs from years and decades past showcasing the writers, artists and editors of our favorite comic books. Mark Gruenwald in M.C. Hammer costume for Halloween, early 1990s John and Virginia Romita at a convention, circa 1986 Stan Lee plays the Atari Spider-Man video game, circa 1981 Steve Ditko, 1960s Stan Lee and costumed fans, … Continue reading Comics Creators in the Wild 8

Blah Blah Blog – Hanging Around the Library

A post from my Marvel blog of time gone by, this one talking about the then-recent acquisition by the Library of Congress of the original art to AMAZING FANTASY #15. I did a deep dive on these pages here: https://tombrevoort.com/2019/03/03/lee-ditko-amazing-fantasy-15/ Hanging Around The Library May 14, 2008 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Hanging Around the Library

Lee & Kirby: The Firsthand Account of Jack Kirby

As the 1970s turned into the 1980s, powerhouse artist and creative genius Jack Kirby was becoming increasingly disillusioned by the way the history of the creation of the Marvel characters was being recounted for the public. Beginning particularly with the publication of ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS in 1974, Kirby found his role in events diminished, … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: The Firsthand Account of Jack Kirby


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


This was one of the more exciting acquisitions I made in my windfall acquisition of 1988--a super-early (single digits) issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN by the character's originators, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. And not to boast per se, but because it's the point of this whole series of pieces, remember that I got this book … Continue reading WC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7

Brand Echh: Charlton Bullseye #1

Charlton had been a player in the comic book marketplace going back to the days of the Golden Age of Comics. They were widely regarded as the shlockiest of publishers, whose paper and printing was markedly inferior to that of the competition. There was some very good work buried among the many Charlton publications, but … Continue reading Brand Echh: Charlton Bullseye #1