My Dad brought this one home for me one night. He could always be counted on to pick up a new Treasury Edition if he happened to spot one during his frequent cigarette runs. I wasn’t the hugest Batman fan in the world, but just look at that cover–it is absolutely iconic. I can’t be … Continue reading BHOC: FAMOUS 1st EDITION #F-5
It was a red-letter day when my first subscription copy of THE FLASH arrived in my mailbox. But it was marred slightly by the fact that, in these primitive days, subscription copies were mailed out folded in half and wrapped in a simple outer covering of rough paper. So my copies of FLASH from this … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH #230
Not 100% sure where this book came from. I’m going to guess the 7-11, and the fact that it was another 100-Page Spectacular that resulted in it being picked up. But I honestly have no recollection–i wasn’t a huge Legion fan, for all that I had read the preceding two issues. The lead story is … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #205
A very strange cover on this issue of BATMAN, though not strange enough to keep me from purchasing it. The main image doesn’t depict Batman at all, only his special guest-star, the Shadow. I wasn’t very familiar with the Shadow at the time this book came out, but I understood that he was a precursor … Continue reading BHOC: BATMAN #259
A whole story told in a single image, and a new costume in an era during which a hero getting a new costume was a true rarity.
DC experimented a bunch with photo-based covers in the 1970s. This one is especially fun.
A nice, simple design, with good use of the color hold.
That red banner is a little much, but look at the subtle greytone work on this image.
I have a vague memory of getting this issue of SHAZAM at my grandparents’ house, though I’m far from certain about that. But it does track to me–I was only a so-so fan of Captain Marvel at this point, but if the pickings were slim, the 100-Page format would have been a deciding factor in … Continue reading BHOC: SHAZAM #15