As I spoke about yesterday, there were about 150 comics in the long box I got in my big Windfall Comics score, all of the super hero books. One of the most plentiful titles was ACTION COMICS. Which makes sense--ACTION was one of the biggest selling books of that era, and yet interest in these … Continue reading WC: ACTION COMICS #290
I believe this issue of BATMAN was bought by my younger brother Ken--which may help to explain why I remember so little about it. Ken would go through these periods when he'd become interested in a particular character or title, follow it for a little while, then drop it and pretty much never mention it … Continue reading BHOC: BATMAN #301
Irwin Donenfeld was the publisher and editorial director of DC Comics (then known as National Comics and National Periodical Publications) for most of the 1950s and 1960s. Irwin was the son of the firm's founder and majority owner Harry Donenfeld, and he was groomed from a young age to play a role in the family … Continue reading The Sales Figures of DC’s Irwin Donenfeld
By 1966, the super Hero fad of the 1960s was in full swing, propelled to the forefront of popular culture by the debut of the BATMAN television show, which became a short-lived national obsession. BATMAN's mix of straightforward heroics with broad self-deprecating humor made it the poster child for middle America in terms of defining … Continue reading Brand Echh: Mighty Comics #40
Every once in a while I would run across comics in strange places. So it was with this issue of BATMAN, which turned up in the toy department of a particular department store--it was the only comic book in the place, and it had been stickered to move at a quarter. So I bought it. … Continue reading BHOC: BATMAN #278
https://youtu.be/CfCI_B47Ox4 Another new bit of video content, this time showcasing my selections for the five best single issue comic books released during the year 1974.
https://youtu.be/fsfBtoEgAOY Hey there! It's another bit of new video content, in this instance a survey of my selections for the five best single issue comic books released in 1973, the year when I first began reading comics. Check it out.
https://youtu.be/KivjcPGaKXQ A video expansion on our piece about "Through the Wringer", a story produced at the expense of Batman co-creator Bill Finger right around the time that the man passed away. ADDITION: Turns out that like so many, I grabbed a wrong bit of reference right towards teh end of this video. So please refer … Continue reading TBTV: The Cruelty of “Through the Wringer”
When I think abut the Christmas season, I'm often put in mind of this issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the seminal issue #500. I bought it on Christmas eve, 1980, and I don't know that any of the gifts I received the following morning were a match for that reading experience. It's all tangled up in … Continue reading Perfect Game – DETECTIVE COMICS #500
This issue of BRAVE AND THE BOLD was another comic that I wound up with in trade with my classroom buddy, Donald Sims. Even by 1978, those first ten issues of SWAMP THING had gained a bit of a mythical stature among those in the know, so the character still had a bit of an … Continue reading BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #122