BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #13

Okay, so I fouled up yesterday, thanks to a typo in my notes. It wouldn’t have been SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #14 that I bought after reading all of those FANTASTIC FOUR and MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS issues, but rather the preceding issue, #13. Oops! So I’ll ask your indulgence to push that review forward in your minds … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #13

BHOC: 5 STAR SUPER HERO SPECTACULAR

DC and its new publisher Jenette Kahn put a strong push behind her new Dollar Comics initiative as a way to change the standard format of comic books, providing more profit for individual outlets and thus hoping to get them better display in more places. And so, I found this copy of FIVE-STAR SUPER HERO … Continue reading BHOC: 5 STAR SUPER HERO SPECTACULAR

BHOC: ADVENTURE COMICS #451

I picked up this issue of ADVENTURE COMICS primarily for the Manhunter from Mars back-up story, although the fact that Aquaman was battling the Justice League’s first foe, Starro was also a draw. But while the Sea King’s adventures were typically well-drawn, they usually struck me as being dry–it was difficult to connect with his … Continue reading BHOC: ADVENTURE COMICS #451

BHOC : ADVENTURE COMICS #450

Now, I know that I picked up this issue of ADVENTURE COMICS because of the appearance of the Flash’s foe the Weather Wizard. Which is perhaps the only time in history that sentiment has ever been uttered. I was familiar with Aquaman, of course, from other comics I had read and from the SUPER-FRIENDS and … Continue reading BHOC : ADVENTURE COMICS #450

BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #7

Summer was drawing nearer, and so this issue of DC SUPER-STARS arrived at the 7-11, touted as a summer spectacular. I can’t say that I was the biggest Aquaman fan–I knew him, of course, from Super-Friends and his appearances in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. But none of those appearances had really driven me to seek … Continue reading BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #7

BHOC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #231

WORLD’S FINEST wasn’t anything like a regular buy for me, the earliest issues of the title that I had read were somewhat odd and discordant to me–the stylistic difference between my preferred editor Julie Schwartz, and the approach favored by WF editor Murray Boltinoff. But the appearance of the Flash on this cover was enough … Continue reading BHOC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #231

BHOC: WONDER WOMAN #215

Once again, I have no particular memory of buying this issue of WONDER WOMAN. but I still have it, so I must have done so. It’s another installment in the “Wonder Woman’s Twelve Labors” cycle of stories wherein Wonder Woman needed to prove herself to her compatriots so as to regain her place in the Justice … Continue reading BHOC: WONDER WOMAN #215