BHOC: FLASH #231

The mailman brought me another subscription copy of THE FLASH, folded in half as was the style of the era. This was always an exciting moment, because it was unexpected. I suppose I could have worked out approximately when a new issue would be showing up, but I somehow never bothered. This is the story … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH #231

BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #206

Oh, perfidy! Here is that horrible moment when I was first faced with that recurring bane of a comic book collector’s existence: a periodic price increase. Throughout the 1970s when I was first collecting, this seemed to happen with frightening regularity. You could always tell when one was in the offing because the price would … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #206

BHOC: SHAZAM #16

Another 100-Page Spectacular, and a sure call for my money and my attention. By this point the SHAZAM television series had begun airing on Saturday mornings. I watched it dutifully, but found it a bit dull. I could tell that it was trying to teach me things rather than just telling a story. And besides, … Continue reading BHOC: SHAZAM #16

BHOC: MARVEL TEAM-UP #16

There was a candy store near my grandmother’s house that we used to walk to when we would visit her, which was frequently. We’d go there and get a candy bar, or play some pinball. And it turned out that they carried comics–but only one kind of comics, Marvel Comics. And so, this was the … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TEAM-UP #16

BHOC: ACTION COMICS #442

Another issue of ACTION COMICS. I missed the previous two for some reason–likely I just couldn’t get to a store while they were on sale–but I was there for this issue a few months later. Bought at my local 7-11, as usual. Like the earlier issue with Captain Strong, this one was built around a … Continue reading BHOC: ACTION COMICS #442

BHOC: WONDER WOMAN #215

Once again, I have no particular memory of buying this issue of WONDER WOMAN. but I still have it, so I must have done so. It’s another installment in the “Wonder Woman’s Twelve Labors” cycle of stories wherein Wonder Woman needed to prove herself to her compatriots so as to regain her place in the Justice … Continue reading BHOC: WONDER WOMAN #215