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