BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #60

Picked up the next issue of ALL-STAR COMICS at the 7-11, quite possibly at the same time that my brother got SUPERMAN #299. This was a no-brainer, as I was already a huge Justice Society fan. The whole affair is very much trying to be more like a Marvel comic, likely the influence of writer/editor Gerry Conway. … Continue reading BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #60

BHOC: SUPERMAN #299

Another comic book that was bought for my brother Ken, but which eventually ended up with me. This issue of SUPERMAN was the concluding chapter to a then-unprecedented four-part epic storyline, one that would be collected a couple of times in the intervening years. In addition, it wrapped up a subplot that had ben brewing … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #299

BHOC: FOUR STAR SPECTACULAR #2

I missed the first issue of FOUR STAR SPECTACULAR, which is a shame, as it reprinted among other things a redrawn Golden Age Flash story. But I was there for when the second issue arrived at my 7-11–and while a Kid Flash story was maybe not as compelling as one featuring Jay Garrick, it was … Continue reading BHOC: FOUR STAR SPECTACULAR #2

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #130

Another month brought another subscription copy of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA to my mailbox. I know I keep harping on this point, but boy that’s a weird-looking Ernie Chua/Chan cover. Neither Green Arrow nor Aquaman have legs, and the scratchboard technique on the background is a bit overpowering. Ernie was the regular cover artist for … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #130

BHOC: BATMAN FAMILY #5

It would have been shortly after the Six Million Dollar Man series aired the first of its Bigfoot episodes–featuring the mysterious woodland creature as an alien robot–that I picked up this issue of BATMAN FAMILY, most likely at my regular 7-11. By this point, the DC giants had gone from being squarebound to they typical … Continue reading BHOC: BATMAN FAMILY #5

BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #4

New DC titles quite often had spotty or no distribution in my area, at least as far as my regular 7-11 was concerned, so there were several books over teh years that I became aware of in ads but never saw until much later. SUPER-TEAM FAMILY was one of those. The first issue’s cover had … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #4

BHOC: AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS #10

I saw it advertised in assorted DC Comics, as I had seen the ads for the previous issues, but I didn’t quite know what a “fanzine” was, so I never sent away for any of them. Until this point. This particular issue of THE AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS was said to contain “The SHOWCASE Story.” Knowing … Continue reading BHOC: AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS #10