BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #138

For a while here, I became a regular reader of BRAVE AND THE BOLD--and I'm not entirely sure just quite why. B&B still felt "off" to my sensibilities--writer Bob Haney's take on most of the title's guest-stars didn't jibe with what I knew of them in their appearances elsewhere. He also had an odd take … Continue reading BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #138

BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #121

Every time my family would shop at the drugstore with the big bin of Marvel comics in it, I would dig around through it. I wasn’t at all interested in the Marvel books at this point, but I thought there was the possibility that some other titles might turn up there at some point. This … Continue reading BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #121

BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #137

I got this issue of BRAVE AND THE BOLD while out on a shopping trip with my Mom and brothers. It came from an unfamiliar and irregular outlet, so my selection was limited, which somewhat explains the choice. I was iffy on B& B (it was still one of those series that read “weird” to me”) … Continue reading BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #137

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: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #134

I bought this issue of BRAVE AND THE BOLD while my Mother was out doing household errands one day with the family. I know I got it in an unfamiliar candy store and that its selection was due as much to the limited offerings at hand as anything else. But I can recall flipping through … Continue reading BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #134

BHOC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #243

Another issue of WORLD’S FINEST COMICS about which I remember very little. This is another book that might have originally been bought for my brother Ken, but I’m not sure. I do know that I wouldn’t normally have picked up an issue of WORLD’S FINEST without good reason as I’d already identified it as one … Continue reading BHOC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #243

BHOC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #226

My Uncle Jerry Blazer was a house-painted by trade. He and his wife, my Aunt Clementine, lived with my grandparents in a big house that they’d all moved into simultaneously around 1955. So he was a constant fixture in my life, though not seen quite so often as my Grandparents were. He was also the … Continue reading BHOC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #226