The very last story printed in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #1 was the story intended for a third issue of THE GREEN TEAM by Joe Simon and Jerry Grandenetti. As with the material from the previous issue which we looked at last week, this story also predates the period of the DC Implosion, with its roots … Continue reading CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #1: THE GREEN TEAM #3


Here's another look at material that was collected in CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #1, the first of two self-printed and bound issues of in-production comics that would never see print, done so as to insure the copyright to the material. Most of what was collected in these two volumes were victims of the DC Implosion that … Continue reading CANCELLED COMIC CAVALCADE #1: THE GREEN TEAM #2


By 1965, DETECTIVE COMICS had become something of a schizophrenic title. Editor Julie Schwartz's revamp of Batman had taken hold and increased sales, saving the series from possible termination. Yet, he was still limited by DC/National's deal with Batman's creator Bob Kane. Kane was to be provided a certain amount of work on the series … Continue reading WC: DETECTIVE COMICS #343

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

Brand Echh: The Comet #1

Archie Comics' attempt to get back into the super hero marketplace in 1983 under their Red Circle imprint was, by all accounts, a bit of a mess. It was an experiment that played itself out over around two years, and which produced some interesting experiments as well as a bunch of just out-and-out junk. The … Continue reading Brand Echh: The Comet #1


A good deal away from my family's home in Farmingville was the Sun-Vet Mall, situated at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Veteran's Highway. It was too distant to be any sort of regular shopping destination for my parents, but they did wind up going there occasionally despite the distance--there must have been some specific … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH #179


It's been well covered over the years that in 1964, with sales flagging thanks to editor Jack Schiff clinging to an outdated approach to the character as the Silver Age blossomed, the reins of the Caped Crusader's two titles were handed over to editor Julie Schwartz, in the hopes that Schwartz, who'd had a lot … Continue reading WC: DETECTIVE COMICS #329