This is another book that showed up in the big bin of somewhat-old comics at my local drugstore, and being on the hunt for Fantastic Four stories, I picked it up. It must be said, this really isn’t a great cover–all of the heroes have their backs to us and are oriented around the edges. … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS #62


One of the wonderful things about that big bin of somewhat-old comic books that was at my local drug store was that from time to time new books would be added into the mix. So I would dig through it every time I was in the place, and I soon began to pull up additional … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #181

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

EPISODE 20 “The Argo is just making its turn now. Don’t they know it’s ten seconds too late? But then, it was already too late when I pressed this button. Watch carefully now. We have an excellent view here, high above Balan!” – General Lysis After teasing it for so many episodes now, at the … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure


I was excited to get my hands on this issue of BLACK LIGHTNING after the cliffhanger of the previous one, where the new crime-fighter found himself confronted by an angry Superman. And the issue was pretty good! The one place it really fell down is in the incomplete inking of Vince Colletta. I know that … Continue reading BHOC: BLACK LIGHTNING #5


I don’t have much to say about this issue of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED–and I no longer have my copy, so I can’t present more than the cover. It was given to me by my Uncle Billy, my father’s brother, who had become aware of my interest in comic books and who had found it among his … Continue reading BHOC: CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #144A


Today, there are thousands of books on vintage comics, both collections of material from decades ago or literary tomes discussing those works, how they were created, what impact they had and what they meant. But in the 1970s, the landscape for such volumes was exceedingly scarce. So it was positively an event when a new … Continue reading BHOC: SHAZAM! FROM THE ’40s TO THE ’70s

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

EPISODE 19 “We all know Homer pretty well, and his outburst this afternoon sort of bothers us. He said things I’m sure he didn’t mean–but still, he did touch on what’s worrying all of us. Just what are our chances, really, of getting to Iscandar and returning to Earth with the Cosmo DNA?” – Mark … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure