BHOC: THE JOKER #9

This is another comic book that was bought for my brother Ken, an event that was happening with greater and greater frequency.  It was an interesting experiment, doing a book like THE JOKER, especially under the constraints of the Comics Code. Given that, it’s not hard to see why it failed–the very premise of the … Continue reading BHOC: THE JOKER #9

BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #7

Summer was drawing nearer, and so this issue of DC SUPER-STARS arrived at the 7-11, touted as a summer spectacular. I can’t say that I was the biggest Aquaman fan–I knew him, of course, from Super-Friends and his appearances in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. But none of those appearances had really driven me to seek … Continue reading BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #7

BHOC: SUPERMAN #303

Another comic that was bought for my brother Ken, during a period in which he, influenced by me I expect, would want a comic when I got one rather than some candy or a small toy or whatnot. Here, it’s another solid issue of the Julie Schwartz-edited SUPERMAN title. It’s not a bad cover, though … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #303

BHOC: FOUR STAR SPECTACULAR #4

I have no great memories of FOUR STAR SPECTACULAR #4. It was a perfectly fine comic book, one of hundreds that I’d purchase in the years to come, but not especially noteworthy to me apart from the minutes of entertainment that it provided. This may have been because, while I liked them all just fine, Superboy, … Continue reading BHOC: FOUR STAR SPECTACULAR #4

BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #159

Now, this comic book I know was purchased for my brother Ken, as at this point I was still an avowed Marvel-hater, and even reading SUPERMAN VS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN had not swayed me. It’s worth noting that this issue still cost a quarter, whereas DC’s books were going for thirty cents at this time. … Continue reading BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #159

BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #3

If the first issue of SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS that I read, #2, was a comic book that I liked, then this next issue, #3, sealed the deal. I picked it up at my regular 7-11, and was glad to see it. So this cover represents my first encounter with Darkseid. It’s not an incredibly … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #3

BHOC: WONDER WOMAN #225

If I had to guess, it was probably the influence of the Wonder Woman television show that prompted me to pick up this issue of her series. I don’t recall where I got it or under what circumstances–it may even have been bought for my brother Ken as happened on occasion, and I eventually wound … Continue reading BHOC: WONDER WOMAN #225