First Publications: Letter to Marvel Team-Up

My sister, at 13, was the first of my siblings to be published with her drawing of a heap smiley faces, entitled My Father is Bowl of Happiness in Teen Magazine. teen magazineIt took me another few years to see my name in print with a letter to the editor in Marvel Team-Up Comics, Featuring Spiderman. marvel team-upI critiqued an issue in which an orphan started a fire by impulsively yanking a lamp plug from the wall. There was no reason for the orphan to do this, and there was no justification for a fire to start just because he did. On top of the weak characterization and lousy plot development, the graphics of this issue were also particularly weak.

This was also my first experience with an editor who slashed my 300-word missive to one terse line: “Marvel Team-Up is the worst comic I have ever read.” (My outrage with this guy has yet to dim.)

5 thoughts on “First Publications: Letter to Marvel Team-Up

      • Oh, now I get it: “This is trite and self-indulgent. If you ask me, the best thing could do is write a blog I have actual interest in, more about me. Please stop wasting everyone’s time with this awful stuff, some of which is the worst I have ever read.”

Comments are closed.