BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #2

Now, this was a series that I truly loved as a kid. I can recall coming upon this issue of SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS on the spinner rack at my local 7-11. I was a big Green Lantern fan based on his back-ups in FLASH and appearances in JUSTICE LEAGUE, and Dick Giordano’s cover was enough … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #2

BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #176

The supermarket my mother would sometimes frequent occasionally carried some comics. It was never many, and there didn’t seem to be much rhyme or reason to what ended up on their shelves. One title they seemed to get semi-consistently was SUPERMAN FAMILY, and that’s how I wound up with this issue, one earlier than the … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #176

BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #61

Boy, I loved ALL-STAR COMICS and the Justice Society, so it was always a great day when a new issue came into my possession. On this one, sadly, the profusion of logo and trade dress elements at the top really kill the cover art–Wildcat and Doctor Mid-Nite have to duck to avoid that banner, and … Continue reading BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #61

BHOC: FOUR STAR SPECTACULAR #3

Bought this issue of FOUR-STAR SPECTACULAR at my regular 7-11 (to which I still could not journey myself; I needed to wait for some adult to be going there in order to get comics.) The attraction here, apart from it being another big reprint collection, was the Green Lantern story, the Emerald Crusader having become … Continue reading BHOC: FOUR STAR SPECTACULAR #3

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #132

It seems like a very long time since we talked about the previous issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, but really it had only been a month. So I suppose this month represents one of my busiest in terms of new comic book acquisition, at least during this period. In any event, my subscription copy … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #132

BHOC: BATMAN FAMILY #6

Another issue of BATMAN FAMILY bought at my usual 7-11. This issue once again featured separate stories for Batgirl and Robin rather than a team-up tale. It was also the first comic I bought that carried the special Bicentennial banner that had been promoted for a month or so–if you bought 25 of them and … Continue reading BHOC: BATMAN FAMILY #6

BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #5

Direct from the 7-11 came this next issue of SUPER-TEAM FAMILY, a giant-sized reprint series that was very much my meat during my early collecting days. Every issue featured team-up stories between different heroes, so here we get Batman and Eclipso and Superman and Superboy, all wrapped up in a fairly uninspired cover by Ernie … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #5