BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #67

Now, this was an important comic book in my own personal development that had noting to do with its contents. But this issue of ALL-STAR COMICS was the first comic that I bought for myself at our neighborhood 7-11 after finally being given permission to cross the multi-lane thoroughfare Horseblock Road in order to get … Continue reading BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #67

BHOC: THE STERANKO HISTORY OF COMICS

I’ve owned three different copies of THE STERANKO HISTORY OF COMICS Volume 1 over the years. It’s an important milestone book in the development of the hobby, but it’s also more oversized magazine than book, with saddle-stitched binding and a cover that tended to crack down the spine and separate. It fell apart easily. For … Continue reading BHOC: THE STERANKO HISTORY OF COMICS

BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #66

A bunch of changes were evident in this next issue of ALL-STAR COMICS. First off, the Super-Squad banner was gone, replaced by a gigantic logo declaring that, once and for all, this series was about the Justice Society of America. Similarly missing was Wally Wood, the artist who had visually identified at least the previous … Continue reading BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #66

BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #65

I think I would have bought this issue of ALL-STAR COMICS during the Christmas break–a new issues of ALL-STAR was always a welcome sight, as I was totally in the can for the Justice Society of America. It’s got a pretty basic Wally Wood cover–by this point, Wood was pretty much the whole show on … Continue reading BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #65

BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #64

Now this was a good one–so much so that I’m pretty sure that my brother Ken later bought his own copy of it. This issue of ALL-STAR COMICS made excellent use of the skills and aptitudes of artist Wally Wood with a story that took the Justice Society back to the time of King Arthur, … Continue reading BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #64

BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #63

I bought this issue of ALL-STAR COMICS at my usual 7-11. It wasn’t a surprising purchase as I was in the tank for the Justice Society by this point, and so ALL-STAR was a favorite of mine. But boy, that collection of logos at the top of this cover isn’t doing the art any favors. … Continue reading BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #63

BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #62

A new issue of ALL-STAR COMICS greeted me at the 7-11, a welcome occurrence as I was completely in the tank for the Justice Society of America. The cover on this one is pretty nice, albeit cluttered with text. And the Superman figure somehow looks a bit bloated and laconic. But there’s some good drama … Continue reading BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #62

BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #61

Boy, I loved ALL-STAR COMICS and the Justice Society, so it was always a great day when a new issue came into my possession. On this one, sadly, the profusion of logo and trade dress elements at the top really kill the cover art–Wildcat and Doctor Mid-Nite have to duck to avoid that banner, and … Continue reading BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #61

BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #60

Picked up the next issue of ALL-STAR COMICS at the 7-11, quite possibly at the same time that my brother got SUPERMAN #299. This was a no-brainer, as I was already a huge Justice Society fan. The whole affair is very much trying to be more like a Marvel comic, likely the influence of writer/editor Gerry Conway. … Continue reading BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #60

BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #59

I had seen house ads touting the imminent return of ALL-STAR COMICS, featuring the Justice Society of America, and I was ready for its return. I was already a fan of the team from its appearances in JUSTICE LEAGUE over the years. So there was an air of disappointment when I happened across this issue … Continue reading BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #59