BHOC: FLASH #243

It wasn’t long before the mailman delivered my subscription copy of FLASH #243, glimpsed earlier on the Daily Planet page. The issue sported another muddy Ernie Chua cover–I always felt a little bit sorry for the Trickster here, having to face his enemy the Flash bare-handed while all of his fellow Rogues had weapons drawn.  … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH #243

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #133

And along came the month’s subscription copies! First up was JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #133, the first half of another experimental two-parter written by Gerry Conway in which the first half and the second half only vaguely related to one another. This whole sequence was really four issues long as this month’s story picks up … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #133

BHOC: LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-38

One of the advantages of the Treasury Edition format is that it was sturdy enough that it allowed outlets that didn’t typically carry comics to stock them, such as department stores. They were also not quite periodicals, so they’d often remain on sale in these stores for months and years at a time. So it … Continue reading BHOC: LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-38

BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #6

I think it must have been the fact that this was another Giant reprint comic that got me to pick up this issue of DC SUPER-STARS, as I wasn’t reading comics for science fiction at this point so much as I was for super heroes. On the other hand, the combination of an Adam Strange lead … Continue reading BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #6

BHOC: LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-46

This was another Treasury Edition that I loved. I can recall intending to duplicate Dick Giordano’s cover as an art entry in a Block party art contest that summer–it would also be used as the basis for a key frame in the opening credits to CHALLENGE OF THE SUPER-FRIENDS. More interesting to me, the back … Continue reading BHOC: LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-46

BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #90

I had no idea that it was coming, but in part thanks to the sales success of the two recent Green Lantern-themed reprint issues of DC SPECIAL, the company brought back one of their best-regarded titles: GREEN LANTERN/GREN ARROW. As Green Lantern had become my second-favorite DC hero, this was welcome news. I was less … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #90