BHOC: THE FLASH #257

I was still maintaining my subscriptions to FLASH and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA throughout this time, although now that I could regularly get to outlets that sold comics, this was beginning to become an aggravation. because the latest issues inevitably showed up on the spinner racks before they reached my mailbox, meaning I'd have to … Continue reading BHOC: THE FLASH #257

BHOC: FLASH #251

The arrival of a subscription copy was a welcome event all through my childhood, and so the appearance of FLASH #251 was no exception. This is one of the better covers of this era–doing a color knock-out on Iris helps to cement focus more clearly on the Flash and the Golden Glider, rather than Iris’s … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH #251

BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #6

I think this was probably my least-favorite issue of SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS. Gone was the overarching threat of Darkseid and his minions from Apocalypse, gone were many of the villains that I cared about and was interested in. Instead, what we got was for all intents and purposes an issue of CAPTAIN COMET. And … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #6

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #139

Back when I was nine years old, I would have loved the idea of a JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA movie. I was a regular subscriber to the series and had been for a few years by this point. But this latest issue was extra-special–it was literally like getting two issues at once. For during this … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #139

BHOC: LIMITED COLLECTORS’ EDITION #C-39

Another big Treasury Edition was the next book I brought home, from my favorite 7-11 outlet. This SECRET ORIGINS SUPER VILLAINS (no of) contained five stories starring a number of favorite characters of mine, including the oldest Silver Age Flash story I had read up until this time. The first story up was “The Man Behind … Continue reading BHOC: LIMITED COLLECTORS’ EDITION #C-39