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: 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