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

BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #190

Another book that I picked up brand new was the next issue of SUPERMAN FAMILY. I followed this series right up until its demise, though I really couldn't tell you quite why. I wasn't especially enamored of any of teh characters who had solo strips within its pages, so it must simply be the allure … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #190

Comics Creators in the Wild 7

Another awesome assemblage of photographic images of comic book creators taken in years and decades past. Stan Lee with presentation board, circa 1976 John Romita, early 1970s John Romita and Stan Lee, circa 1970 Herb Trimpe, circa 1972 Mark Gruenwald at home, circa 1994 Not 100% certain who this is in the Marvel offices with … Continue reading Comics Creators in the Wild 7

Blah Blah Blog – Comics I Don’t Apologize For, Part 4

A post from my ancient Marvel blog, part of a sequence running down individual issues that certain fans didn't like but which I thought were just fine. Comics I Don't Apologize For pt 4 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Day four of our journey through unloved and unappreciated … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Comics I Don’t Apologize For, Part 4

Comics Creators in the Wild 2

Well it just goes to show: you never know what is going to resonate with an audience. Last week's kickoff installment of Comics Creators in the Wild received more notices and attention than I ever would have thought it would. So that being the case, I figured I ought to follow up on it sooner … Continue reading Comics Creators in the Wild 2

BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #40

I bought this issue of MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE as usual at my local 7-11 as MTIO was now on my regular buying list, thanks to the Thing being the headline character. But I can't say that the series was all that wonderful during this period. More often than not, the stories were quick throw-away affairs that … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #40

Blah Blah Blog – Re-Evaluating the Past

A post from my old Marvel blog of a decade-plus ago about filling in holes in my AMAZING SPIDER-MAN collection. Re-Evaluating The Past April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General One of the things I've found interesting about my own tastes and how they've changed and evolved over time is … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Re-Evaluating the Past

Blah Blah Blog – Mark Gruenwald Memorial

A post from my ancient Marvel blog concerning a tribute to the late Marvel executive editor Mark Gruenwald held at MoCCA. Tuesday, 4:00 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Sick at home today, trying to recuperate from whatever bug I picked up while traveling. But while it was fresh … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Mark Gruenwald Memorial

5BC: Five Best Forgotten Marvel Heroes

Just as with DC, Marvel also had a history of introducing new super heroic characters in the pages of their stories. Some of these went on to long and storied careers. Others faded after only a few, or even one, appearances. Here are the five best forgotten Marvel heroes. RAZORBACK: The creation of writer Bill … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Forgotten Marvel Heroes