Picking up where things left off yesterday, this was the second of the three consecutive issues of FANTASTIC FOUR that I bought out of the huge bin of affidavit-returns on sale at my local drug store, my very first legitimate Marvel purchases. I hadn’t stopped to think about or analyze my feelings towards what I … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #178

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EPISODE 12 “It’s not just because of that wound you’ve been feeling so ill lately. I think you know that yourself. I checked the results of your physical tests just before we left Earth. Even then there were signs of radioactive poisons in your body. And Captain, your condition is getting worse!” - Dr. Sane … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure


We have reached a momentous moment in my personal comic book history at long last: the point at which I started to buy a Marvel comic. It was a dull day in the summer, I had nothing going on, and so, desperate for some attention, I finally broke down and decided to read the Marvel-related … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #177


Every time my family would shop at the drugstore with the big bin of Marvel comics in it, I would dig around through it. I wasn’t at all interested in the Marvel books at this point, but I thought there was the possibility that some other titles might turn up there at some point. This … Continue reading BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #121

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

EPISODE 11 “Gamilon has the greatest scientists in our galaxy, but you all made one great mistake. Sometimes simple solutions are the best. And I guess the barbarians know that. They did it with their bare hands.” - Leader Desslok The third week of STAR BLAZERS broadcasts began with an episode that was really kind … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure


I’m not 100% certain where I got this issue of SUPERMAN, apart from the fact that wherever it was had marked it down to only a quarter, and that it wasn’t one of my typical haunts. Like the issue of DETECTIVE COMICS we talked about last time, this could have been picked up at some … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #298


This was the one and only comic book to be found in a department store toy section that we visited. I have no idea whether it was a remnant of a broken-open 3-bag (there were no other 3-bags in evidence) or if it had come into the store somehow by accident. But beggars aren’t choosers … Continue reading BHOC: DETECTIVE COMICS #458