BHOC: SUPERMAN VS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

It came out right around the time of my 9th birthday–in fact, that may have been the reason it was bought for me, given its hefty cover price. At a time when regular comics cost a quarter (and were right on the cusp of increasing to 30 cents–my most recent subscription issue of FLASH carried … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN VS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

BHOC: FLASH #240

When it first showed up, I honestly thought it was a mistake of some kind. It was a change in something that I considered a “fact”, and so wasn’t ready for a change. When this issue of FLASH turned up in my mailbox, without warning, it hadn’t been sent folded in half, but rather was mailed … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH #240

BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #59

I had seen house ads touting the imminent return of ALL-STAR COMICS, featuring the Justice Society of America, and I was ready for its return. I was already a fan of the team from its appearances in JUSTICE LEAGUE over the years. So there was an air of disappointment when I happened across this issue … Continue reading BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #59

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #128

Another folded-in-half subscription copy of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA showed up next in my mailbox. This one had a decent cover by Ernie Chua/Ernie Chan, though Wonder Woman has a strange torso, and a few of the background figures are a bit weird. I hadn’t been paying much attention to the continuing serial over in … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #128

BHOC: JOKER #6

Every once in a while a few comic books would show up at the supermarket at which my mother regularly shopped. There wasn’t any rhyme or reason to how, when or why–they may simply have been copies that got sorted in with the other magazines by mistake. In any event, this turn of events presented … Continue reading BHOC: JOKER #6

BHOC: BATMAN FAMILY #4

Another month, another issue of BATMAN FAMILY. The lure of the oversized comic book packed with reprints was impossible for me to resist. This is a solid cover–that brown color is a somewhat odd choice, but it definitely makes all of the elements pop well. And the art image by Ernie Chua is crisp and … Continue reading BHOC: BATMAN FAMILY #4

BHOC: DETECTIVE COMICS #456

I’m not 100% sure where this issue of DETECTIVE COMICS came from. I’m pretty confident that I didn’t purchase it. It may have been bought for my younger brother, which is the most likely explanation, or it may have been a book that I was traded at some point. In any case, it has an … Continue reading BHOC: DETECTIVE COMICS #456