BHOC: ACTION COMICS #464

This issue of ACTION COMICS would have been another book that I got from my grade school buddy Donald Sims. It's not a bit of a weird cover on it--Superman is so over-muscled here that he practically looks inflated. And I don't know that the lime green background is helping matters any either. All of … Continue reading BHOC: ACTION COMICS #464

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 51

EPISODE 51 "Wildstar, Wildstar...look, you've got to let me do this. I never thanked you...for rescuing me and my me on Brumis that time. It's hard for me to say things. This is my way of sayin' thanks. So long...see you back at the Argo!" - Sergeant Knox As Monday rolled around, we came to … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 51

BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #150

This issue of FANTASTIC FOUR was another book that I got from my friend and classmate Donald Sims. We were only tight for about two years, taking up separate paths when we entered junior high school. I haven't seen him in easily 35-plus years. But I hope he's doing well. This was another FF issue … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #150

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 50

EPISODE 50 "Goodbye. I hope we meet again." - Leader Desslok The end of the week brought us one of the all-time greatest episodes of STAR BLAZERS and also one of the best animated. You can tell that the original Japanese production crew knew that they were making something special here in the added time … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 50

BHOC: DC SPECIAL SERIES #8

I bought this comic on our regular weekly trip to the supermarket. During this time, they had started carrying a few comics, mostly DC's Dollar Comics and a few other higher-priced items. This Special had been promoted in ads over the course of the past month, so it had an air of being special about … Continue reading BHOC: DC SPECIAL SERIES #8

Lee & Kirby: The Narrative Techniques of Jack Kirby 2

It's been a few weeks since I started analyzing the narrative techniques that Jack Kirby used in a particular story--this meeting between the Human Torch and Captain America (or, more properly, shared the analysis that I developed to show to younger Marvel editors.) And, honestly, part of the reason for that was some of the … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: The Narrative Techniques of Jack Kirby 2

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 49

EPISODE 49 "Star Force--devils!" - Leader Desslok We were all expecting a showdown when we tuned into STAR BLAZERS that Thursday, coming on the heels of yesterday's installment, and we got one--just not the one we tough was coming. Because although we hadn't seen any sign of him for about a week, it was time … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure – Episode 49

BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #36

I can remember picking this issue up off of the spinner rack at my local 7-11. Despite having become a regular reader of FANTASTIC FOUR, I had up until this time ignored MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE over the past few months. I'm guessing now that this is because my interest in the FF stemmed at the time … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #36