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: 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: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #130

There was a little candy store a door or two down from the barber shop where I’d go to get my hair cut. They carried a small selection of comic books–not many, as I recall, and also not that current. It was there after one such head-shearing that I purchased this issue of BRAVE AND … Continue reading BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #130

BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #5

Direct from the 7-11 came this next issue of SUPER-TEAM FAMILY, a giant-sized reprint series that was very much my meat during my early collecting days. Every issue featured team-up stories between different heroes, so here we get Batman and Eclipso and Superman and Superboy, all wrapped up in a fairly uninspired cover by Ernie … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #5

BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #115

BRAVE AND THE BOLD wasn’t really my book of choice, so I’m guessing that it was the 100-Page format that made the difference in this case. Either way, this got picked up at the 7-11 (by this point, the little post-Church candy store had stopped stocking comics–I had gotten in right at the very end.) … Continue reading BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #115