As a kid, one of my other interests apart from comic books was codes and ciphers. I was always fascinated by the ways in which information could be concealed and then deciphered, and I read a bunch of books on the subject. Even to this day, I retain some general knowledge relating to the subject. … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL’S MYSTERIOUS SECRET MESSAGES

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

EPISODE 7 “There’s life on Pluto. If we use the Wave Gun, it means the destruction of all that life. We are not permitted to destroy life on planets of the Solar System. The Star Force is on a mission to save life on planet Earth. it would be wrong for us to destroy another … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure


The new series of SUPER-FRIENDS hadn’t premiered yet–the show had been in constant reruns since it debuted in the fall of 1973. But over at DC, they knew what was happening, and writer E. Nelson Bridwell took the opportunity to introduce the new characters who’d be featured in the show ahead of time in a … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-FRIENDS #7


I bought this issue of SUPERMAN at my usual 7-11. That’s a nice cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, an artist who’d begun to pop up across the DC titles, giving them a more modern sheen. He’d eventually wind up doing much of his work for DC’s licensing department, his drawing appearing on apparel and toys … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #316

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

EPISODE 6 “After the battle at Pluto, my brother Alex’s ship, The Paladin, crash-landed on Titan. No survivors, sir.” - Derek Wildstar The second week of STAR BLAZERS in syndication brought the story back down to a very emotional and human level. Its hub is the common tragedy that binds Captain Avatar and the brash … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure


DC and its new publisher Jenette Kahn put a strong push behind her new Dollar Comics initiative as a way to change the standard format of comic books, providing more profit for individual outlets and thus hoping to get them better display in more places. And so, I found this copy of FIVE-STAR SUPER HERO … Continue reading BHOC: 5 STAR SUPER HERO SPECTACULAR


It seems appropriate to write about this particular comic book today, the 6th anniversary of the passing of comic book titan Joe Kubert. This is another book that was purchased by my younger brother Ken, and eventually found its way to me. He went through a period where he had a passing interest in World … Continue reading BHOC: SGT ROCK #309