In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

EPISODE 33 "You're so used to fighting that you don't know how to stop! You're at war with everybody!" - Doctor Sane As we got to the middle of this week of broadcast for STAR BLAZERS, we also moved into the middle of this second series--which meant that we were about to move into a … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

BHOC: SHOWCASE #96

I'm pretty certain that my grandmother had brought this comic for me. I had thoughtlessly begun to badger her during the week to look for specific issues that I was interested in reading in the stores out her way, and she accommodated for a short period of time, before eventually just lying and saying that … Continue reading BHOC: SHOWCASE #96

5BC: Five Best Comics of 1980

It's perhaps difficult to see from the vantage point of so many years later, but this issue of X-MEN was a game-changer when it came out, and cemented the popularity of the series at the top of the Direct Market sales charts for a decade and a half. Powerful, unexpected, emotional, this comic generated both … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Comics of 1980

BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #164

Back at the drug store, the big bin of somewhat-older comics continued to yield treasures. To my surprise, I came up with this issue of FANTASTIC FOUR, the oldest one I would find there--a good six months older than the previous earliest issue I had, and two years old in general. That doesn't seem like … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #164

Best of Have Gun – Will Travel

#1 - S02Ep01 - "The Manhunter" Without question, the second season opener of HAVE GUN - WILL TRAVEL is my favorite episode of the series, one that I've watched a dozen times and always come back to. It's beautifully directed by Buzz Kulik, who performed such duties with some regularity on the series, and the … Continue reading Best of Have Gun – Will Travel

BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #11

However much I may have been beginning to explore the new-to-me world of Marvel Comics, I was still a die-hard DC reader as well, and so when the latest issue of SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS showed up, I swiftly purchased a copy. It was, believe it or not, one of my favorite titles during this … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #11

Lee & Kirby: FANTASTIC FOUR #3

It’s time to take a look at FANTASTIC FOUR #3. While I won’t be posting every page, I will be going a bit more in-depth on this one, as it’s the earliest issue for which some of the original art still exists, and examining those original pages tells us a number of interesting things about … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: FANTASTIC FOUR #3