Tom Brevoort writes the first commentary I’ve seen on MoCCA’s recent Mark Gruenwald tribute:
It occurred to me at one point that, had it been any of the other people in the room who had died ten years ago, such an event wouldn’t have drawn such a crowd. Only Mark could bring together so many expatriate Marvelites after so many years…. It was like a strange time machine, like stepping back into the past and re-living the Marvel-that-was more than a decade ago–a time that wasn’t necessarily better, but was at least different from the Marvel that exists today. For good or ill, that Marvel will never exist again, largely due to the passing of Mark Gruenwald.