Best of Have Gun – Will Travel

#3 - S02Ep31 - "The Man Who Lost" In a number of ways, this episode is the quintessential distillation of writer Harry Julian Fink's approach to his assorted HAVE GUN - WILL TRAVEL assignments. He would drop Paladin down into a murky situation and then ramp up the tension and the stakes, testing the character … Continue reading Best of Have Gun – Will Travel

BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #170

Another older issue of FANTASTIC FOUR that showed up one day in the drug store's big bin of slightly-older comics. This was the oldest issue I had found to date. Reading these stories, particularly in this sequence, was a little bit like putting a puzzle together. There'd be some bit of information presented in one … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #170

5BC: Five Best Comics of 1976

It was like a little miracle, a book that couldn't and possibly shouldn't ever happen. But happen it did--and SUPERMAN VS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN was an excellent mixing of the then-contemporary styles of Marvel and DC, very different flavors in that period. The creative team was spot on, anchored by Gerry Conway and Ross Andru, … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Comics of 1976

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

EPISODE 25 "Even if we do get back to Earth with the Cosmo DNA, it might be too late. There wouldn't be anybody left on Earth. And can the Argo make the return trip? It's pretty beat up. Hey, Chief, if all the people on Earth are already dead, and if we're the only people … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #172

The big bin of slightly-older comics at my local drug store chain continued to toss up additional treasures as the summer went on, often ones older and older than the ones that had preceded it. So the next issue of FANTASTIC FOUR I found therein was this one, the oldest I'd yet encountered. That's a … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #172

5BC: Five Best Comics of 1975

In a time before the British Author Invasion and the rise of Vertigo titles, this issue of GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING was quite possibly the most literate and literary comic book as-yet published. A heartfelt, emotion-driven Steve Gerber story concerning a dead, bullied schoolkid anchors the issue. Gerber experiments with using huge blocks of text on certain … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Comics of 1975