The First Silver Age DC Super Hero

As the 1940s transitioned into the 1950s, the heyday of the typical costumed super hero appeared to be in its twilight. While big marquee characters such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman continued to post sufficient sales to continue in their respective titles, all across the field, other less fortunate crusaders were hanging up their … Continue reading The First Silver Age DC Super Hero

BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #15

It was the end of an era, though I had no way to know that at the time. A trip to my local 7-11 to pick up the week's new comics landed me this, the final issue of SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS, which had been a real favorite of mine for most of its run. … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #15

BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #14

SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS was approaching its final days, not that that was known either to me or to the people who were producing it. It would become a casualty of the fabled "DC Implosion" in just a few short months. But for now, it was continuing to be published and it was still a … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #14

BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #13

I bought this issue of SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS at my local 7-11, and it was another comic book which my household ended up with multiple copies of--though in this case, for a different reason. I would have a birthday in about a month's time, and as a gift my friend and classmate Don Sims … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #13

BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #11

However much I may have been beginning to explore the new-to-me world of Marvel Comics, I was still a die-hard DC reader as well, and so when the latest issue of SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS showed up, I swiftly purchased a copy. It was, believe it or not, one of my favorite titles during this … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #11

BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #13

Okay, so I fouled up yesterday, thanks to a typo in my notes. It wouldn’t have been SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #14 that I bought after reading all of those FANTASTIC FOUR and MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS issues, but rather the preceding issue, #13. Oops! So I’ll ask your indulgence to push that review forward in your minds … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #13

BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #10

The next book I would have picked up was this issue of a favorite regular title, SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS. Here, the cover copy tries to make some hay out of a question that isn’t much of a question at all, given that the Secret Society has been trying to kill Captain Comet for something … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #10

BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #8

The next comic I purchased was this issue of SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS, which I’d been anticipating as it had been called out prominently in house ads running this month. It also clearly had a focus on the world of the Flash–not only his protege Kid Flash, but also his enemies the Trickster and Grodd … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #8

BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #7

This may have been the best month in fictitious Superman actor Gregory Reed’s entire career, as he was a featured character in not one but two full comics, ones that I bought and read back-to-back. I’d imagine that the fact that the Superman movie was starting up production was the source of this sudden interest … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #7

BHOC: DC SPECIAL #27

This was the first issue of DC SPECIAL to go all-new, and which signaled the end of reprint comics at DC for the time being. There’d still be a few stragglers, but from this point forward, virtually everything the company published in regular comic book form (and even in Treasury format) would be original material. … Continue reading BHOC: DC SPECIAL #27