I don’t really have any strong memories of this issue of BATMAN FAMILY, apart from the fact that I would have purchased it at my local 7-11. It was, I expect, a perfectly entertaining outing, but not one that was noteworthy in any way. And ever since DC had dropped their classic reprints in favor … Continue reading BHOC: BATMAN FAMILY #14

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 16

EPISODE 16 “Nova, is that the way you think of me? Am I just a lot of scrap metal to you? I also happen to have life. I hear. I see. I feel. All these things were created in me to serve human beings. And I live among you, sharing your hopes and dreams. And … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 16


I bought this issue of ACTION COMICS at my usual 7-11. In fact, this was the summer where, now being allowed to travel to the 7-11 on my own, I buckled down and spent a week determining when the new comics would arrive each week. Rather than simply asking somebody, I instead made a pilgrimage … Continue reading BHOC: ACTION COMICS #476


Okay, so I fouled up yesterday, thanks to a typo in my notes. It wouldn’t have been SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #14 that I bought after reading all of those FANTASTIC FOUR and MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS issues, but rather the preceding issue, #13. Oops! So I’ll ask your indulgence to push that review forward in your minds … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #13


Visiting my local 7-11, I came across this issue of INVADERS on the spinner rack, and its focus on the Human Torch was enough to get me to buy it. And this wasn’t just any Torch, this was the Torch and Toro from World War II, both of whom I already knew from Jules Feiffer’s … Continue reading BHOC: INVADERS #21

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 15

EPISODE 15 “That’s right! Smash the Star Force! Strike now, while we’ve got them at our mercy!” - General Lysis There’s really no getting around the fact that this episode of STAR BLAZERS is a bit of a mess. While it’s got some nice moments in it, the plotting stretches credibility past the breaking point, … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 15


After my new experimentation with the Fantastic Four and Marvel Comics, things got back to normal with my next purchase: the final installment of the “Atom’s Quest” saga that had been running in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY. In this final part, the Atom finally got to take headliner billing (albeit behind Wonder Woman, an acceptable compromise) rather than … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #14


So, having enjoyed the three issues of FANTASTIC FOUR and the three issues of MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS that I had sampled, I then took the next obvious step: I bought the latest issue of FANTASTIC FOUR to see what was going on with the group now. I purchased this issue in Valley Stream while on … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #187

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 14

EPISODE 14 “Well, Wildstar, when you get in trouble you sure take a lot of people with you!” - Conroy This time, it’s another in the growing number of “Wildstar is an asshole” episodes that pepper the middle of the first series of STAR BLAZERS. But this is also a great episode in terms of exploring … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 14


This is the third of the three issues of MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS I pulled up out of the big bin of affidavit-return comic books in my local drug store after I’d gone back for a second helping of the Fantastic Four. And of the three, it’s the slightest–a pattern that very much mirrored the first … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS #60