WC: MYSTERY IN SPACE #55

This issue of MYSTERY IN SPACE, another book that I got in my Windfall Comics purchase of 1988, sports another of those great halftone covers that DC production man Jack Adler was experimenting with. The added texture does give the piece a nice painterly quality, as well as far more subtlety than the typical DC … Continue reading WC: MYSTERY IN SPACE #55

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