BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #139

Back when I was nine years old, I would have loved the idea of a JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA movie. I was a regular subscriber to the series and had been for a few years by this point. But this latest issue was extra-special–it was literally like getting two issues at once. For during this … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #139

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #138

In 1976, there wasn’t a more popular or elusive artist in all of comics than Neal Adams. I was only nine years old at the time, but even then I was aware of who he was, information gleaned from assorted letters page praise from awestruck fans. But by this point, it was a rare thing … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #138

BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #8

By this point, I was purchasing DC’s remaining all-reprint titles semi-religiously. That included DC SUPER-STARS, which for this eighth issue once again revisited the concept of space heroes, as it had been doing in every even-numbered issue. This wasn’t a reaction to the still-in-the-future Star Wars, as one might expect. Ad truth be told, I … Continue reading BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #8

BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #6

I think it must have been the fact that this was another Giant reprint comic that got me to pick up this issue of DC SUPER-STARS, as I wasn’t reading comics for science fiction at this point so much as I was for super heroes. On the other hand, the combination of an Adam Strange lead … Continue reading BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #6

BHOC: LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-46

This was another Treasury Edition that I loved. I can recall intending to duplicate Dick Giordano’s cover as an art entry in a Block party art contest that summer–it would also be used as the basis for a key frame in the opening credits to CHALLENGE OF THE SUPER-FRIENDS. More interesting to me, the back … Continue reading BHOC: LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-46

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #120

The same Waldbaums a month later, and score again! The other issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA that I had missed, available to me in a 3-Bag. In this case, I still have one of the other books this came with, which will be the next book I cover. This issue has an interesting cover–I … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #120

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #121

It was at this point that my first folded-in-half subscription copy of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA arrived in my mailbox, a welcome surprise, though I was dismayed to learn that I’d missed two issues in the meantime. Also, at this point many of DC’s covers began to look crude and rough–the inking tended to be … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #121

BHOC: ACTION COMICS #443

Pretty sure that I traded my next door neighbor Johnny Rantinella something for this comic, as it guest-starred the Flash, and was one of those great 100-Page Spectaculars that I loved. It’s got a fun Nick Cardy cover as well. The story opens as, inexplicably, Superman is in Clark Kent’s usual place, reading the news … Continue reading BHOC: ACTION COMICS #443