Here’s another comic that I can’t explain owning, another issue of LOIS LANE. I didn’t get this one in a 3-Bag, so I’m somewhat befuddled. The only thing I can think of is that, on occasion, my Dad or my Grandparents would just bring me a comic after they’d been out somewhere, and that this … Continue reading BHOC: LOIS LANE #136


Bought this one at the 7-11 during another cigarette run. Picked it up because the Flash was on the cover (and I remembered seeing #107 four months earlier when I bought my first comic.) This was another book that I loved to death. I can remember taking it into Kindergarden class for Show-and-Tell one week, … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #109

Great Covers – GREEN LANTERN #76

Another classic, and a true departure for this series, GREEN LANTERN #76 heralded a dramatic change in the title–bringing in both co-star Green Arrow and illustrator Neal Adams, and focusing the stories not on outer space threats but instead the real social problems down on Earth. The drawing here is super-dramatic, with Adams’ hyper-realistic style … Continue reading Great Covers – GREEN LANTERN #76


I’m pretty certain that this issue of BRAVE AND THE BOLD came from one of those 3-Bags that were sold in supermarkets and department stores. I can’t imagine that I would have chosen it for myself–but as with the LOIS LANE issue earlier, there don’t seem to be any other comics that would have shared … Continue reading BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #110


Got this one at that same post-Church candy store. Look at that lovely Nick Cardy cover, very clearly done from a Carmine Infantino sketch. This was the first new issue of FLASH that I ever had. Artwork on this one was by Irv Novick, whose style I would come to associate with the character, as … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH #224


My Grandparents lived not all that far from us. They were frequent visitors to my family’s home, and on rarer occasions we would go to theirs. It was on one such trip that I got this, WORLD’S FINEST #220, the second part to the story I had read earlier. I was a little bit astonished … Continue reading BHOC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #220