BHOC: DC SPECIAL #20

The next issue of DC SPECIAL was an all-Green Lantern extravaganza, the second (although I never saw the first) that helped to test the waters for the return of the Emerald Warrior’s own series in a few months. I loved this Mike Grell cover, so much so that my Mother sewed a needlepoint recreation of … Continue reading BHOC: DC SPECIAL #20

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #127

I really must not have been buying many comics during this period, spending money instead on baseball cards and Wacky Packages and the like. Because, before you knew it, another folded-in-half subscription copy of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA turned up in my mailbox. And boy, look at the weak reproduction on this cover–Flash’s head is … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #127

BHOC: Halloween Flash Costume

So, for Halloween that year, and about this time, I wanted to be the Flash, as should come as no surprise to anybody who’s been reading this page. My ever-accommodating mother undertook the challenge and created for me a homemade Flash costume that she sewed herself. It was an amazing piece of work, and I … Continue reading BHOC: Halloween Flash Costume

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #119

There was a supermarket not that far from my home, a Waldbaums. It wasn’t the regular supermarket my mother shopped at, so we only went there when she needed something in particular that she couldn’t find elsewhere. The big appeal of the place for me is that they still carried those 3-Bags of comics, all … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #119

BHOC: BATMAN FAMILY #3

I was a regular reader of BATMAN FAMILY, despite not being a huge Batman fan and having a limited budget to buy new comics. What the book really had going for it was that it was oversized–that big format was always a draw for young me. And I often enjoyed the reprints as much or … Continue reading BHOC: BATMAN FAMILY #3

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #126

Another day, another subscription comic book in my mailbox, folded neatly down the middle and wrapped in coarse brown mailing paper. That’s how this issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA came across the transom, finishing up writer Gerry Conway’s first two-part story on the title he would wind up writing for so many years. The … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #126

BHOC: FLASH #238

Boy, that’s an unattractive cover. The Flash seems a bit misshapen, none of the figures is connecting properly with the ground, the sickly green background color is unappealing–it’s got a simple enough message to it, but the presentation is pretty bad. Still, none of that was an issue for me when my subscription copy showed … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH #238