BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #123

I was super-excited when my subscription copy of this issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA turned up in my mailbox, folded in half as was the custom of the time. That’s because it was the first part of the annual Justice League/Justice Society team-up. While I was familiar with the JSA, the only previous team-up … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #123

BHOC: DETECTIVE COMICS #451

That’s a really pretty Dick Giordano cover. Still, I have no recollection of buying this issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, which makes me suspect that it may have been purchased by/for my brother, and eventually wound up with me. this wasn’t all that rare back in these days. I was much more of a comic book … Continue reading BHOC: DETECTIVE COMICS #451

BHOC: FLASH #236

It must have been a slow month, because before I knew it, the next issue of FLASH turned up in my mailbox, neatly folded in half. This was the second part to the short three-issue “Iris-is-missing” saga, which felt like an epic to me at the time. Sadly, this second issue wasn’t really a favorite. The … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH #236

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #122

It was always an unexpected thrill when a new subscription copy would turn up in the mailbox. I can recall this issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA waiting for me after returning from school one day. This Mike Grell cover is in particular a strong piece, with some excellent coloring–it’s full of mood and portent. … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #122

BHOC: SUPERMAN #290

Another issue of SUPERMAN, and another cover with some crude and chunky inking on it. For the next couple of years, this would be the look of DC covers, a transition from the clean compositions of Carmine Infantino and the expert draftsmanship of Nick Cardy. This was a sort of average issue of SUPERMAN, not … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #290