5BC: Five More Forgotten DC Retcons

Ever since I did the initial post about the 5 Best Forgotten DC Retcons, people have been turning up to remind me about other stories, most of them of a slightly later vintage, that fall into the same general category. And who am I to keep these sterling masterworks from enjoying the notoriety that they've … Continue reading 5BC: Five More Forgotten DC Retcons

BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #100

If I am not mistaken, this issue of GREEN LANTERN represents the first oversized and up-priced anniversary issue that I ever encountered. Up until this point, while a particular title might mention the fact that it had reached the arbitrary milestone of a centennial issue (or, later, a 50th or even 25th issue) the actual … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #100

BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #98

I picked up this issue of GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW at some non-typical convenience or candy store that my Mom happened to go to (or near) in her daily travels. That was one of the benefits of going out to do whatever errands there might be for the household on any given day--the possibility that I'd … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #98

BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #97

The “Now Monthly” blurb on the cover of this issue of GREEN LANTERN (co-starring Green Arrow!) was welcome news to me, as the Emerald Crusader was then my second-favorite super hero, just behind my beloved Flash. So, picking up this issue, I was pleased to learn that I’d be getting to experience his adventures more frequently … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #97

BHOC: ACTION COMICS #458

We now begin to approach an important crossroads in my comic book reading history. My family frequented a local drugstore, part of a chain, pretty regularly, and one day during this summer, the store put in this huge bin of comics. In my mind’s eye, it was massive, though in reality it was probably a … Continue reading BHOC: ACTION COMICS #458

BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #96

This issue of GREEN LANTERN began a four-part storyline that I recall really liking and being into at the time, though I find I can’t recall any of the specifics of the story today. Bought it at my usual 7-11, which was becoming a regular hangout for me. The issue opens with an alien Green … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #96

BHOC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #246

I bought this issue of WORLD’S FINEST COMICS while on a visit to my grandparents’ house–not a typical purchase for me, as I had come to realize that WFC was one of those DC super hero titles that read “wrong”, and so I would avoid it if there were other options available. In this instance, those … Continue reading BHOC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #246

BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #95

I remember this issue of GREEN LANTERN AND GREEN ARROW being noteworthy to me for a couple of reasons, none of them immediately apparent. But as summarized nicely by this cover, the plot calls for Green Arrow to assassinate the President of the United States, then Jimmy Carter. And I can recall, many months later, … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #95

BHOC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #245

I picked up this issue of WORLD’S FINEST COMICS, despite its dollar price tag, because its lead story was going to wrap up the ongoing Martian Manhunter storyline that I had been following in recent issues of ADVENTURE COMICS, and that I liked quite a bit. So this was my first encounter with the phenomenon … Continue reading BHOC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #245

BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #94

It’s kind of funny that the big mystery posited by this GREEN LANTERN cover is why Green Arrow is appearing here without his trademark beard. I mean, presumably he shaved it off, you know, no big mystery. But in this era in which such changes of costume and appearance were much more rare, I suppose … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #94