Throughout the 1970s, DC experimented quite a bit with photographic covers (as did Marvel for a brief time in the 1980s.) None of them worked incredibly well, and this SUPERMAN cover is no exception. Shot outside the then-DC offices, the bystanders (actually DC staffers) aren’t quite looking at teh drawing of Superman and his phantom … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #289


WORLD’S FINEST wasn’t anything like a regular buy for me, the earliest issues of the title that I had read were somewhat odd and discordant to me–the stylistic difference between my preferred editor Julie Schwartz, and the approach favored by WF editor Murray Boltinoff. But the appearance of the Flash on this cover was enough … Continue reading BHOC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #231


It seems remarkable to me at this later date that I bought (or was bought) only two comics between subscription issues of FLASH arriving, but that appears to be the case. I can only guess so many years later that my attention must have been at least somewhat diverted by the other elements of youth … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH #234


I had seen the cover of the first chapter of the “Bat-Murderer” serial in ads, so I was aware of it at least in theory. But for some reason, when I saw this issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, I figured that somehow the entire story would be contained herein. In this I was off-base–while this was the … Continue reading BHOC: DETECTIVE COMICS #448


Now, this is a comic book that I loved–so much so that my home had two copies of this Treasury Edition (one was bought for my brother at some point after I had gotten mine.) ALL-STAR COMICS #3, the first meeting of the Justice Society of America. I love this book so much that I … Continue reading BHOC: FAMOUS 1st EDITION #F-7