BREVOORT'S HISTORY OF COMICS: Captain Victory #2 - January, 1982
Tuesday, August 5
By Tom Brevoort
CAPTAIN VICTORY #2 is noteworthy for
containing the only fan letter I ever had published--and, inevitably,
they spelled my name wrong. It's also evidence of how, as I moved into
the 1980s, I began to explore the burgeoning independent comics market.
I was fortunate in that a comic
shop--PORT COMICS AND COLLECTABLES in Medford, Long Island (which is
still there, by the way, just under different management)--opened up
within biking distance of my house around 1980. This gave me easy
access to affordable back issues as well as the "direct sales only"
comics of the time.
I greeted CAPTAIN VICTORY with enthusiasm--my fan letter proclaimed the first issue to have been superior to NEW TEEN TITANS #13, X-MEN #151 and X-MEN ANNUAL #5, all of which had come out the same day.