Another book that came from that post-Church candy store. And look as that ominous call-out at the upper right: Still Only 20 Cents. I hadn’t ever experienced a price increase before, so I had no idea what this signaled–but I would find out very soon. It’s a pretty terrific overwrought Nick Cardy cover, though. But … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH #227


The Treasury Edition became the format of choice for my Father, who would occasionally bring me home a comic book from one of his frequent cigarette runs. It wasn’t long before this BATMAN treasury edition appeared. The Neal Adams figure used for this cover was only a few months old, but was dramatic as hell, … Continue reading BHOC: LIMITED COLLECTORS’ EDITION #C-25


It came in a big cardboard mailer, the first comic book that I’d ever sent away for, and my first experience with the Treasury Edition format. This was the FAMOUS FIRST EDITION reprint of ACTION COMICS #1, the first appearance of Superman. Now, at this point I had only read something like half-a-dozen Superman comics … Continue reading BHOC: LIMITED COLLECTORS’ EDITION #C-26


I know that I owned this SUPERMAN 100-Page Super-Spectacular–my second book in this beloved format–but i remember relatively little about it beyond that. I’d imagine that this is because I didn’t have it for very long, for reasons that will become apparent in a few entries. I’ve always loved this format–the size and heft of … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #272