This issue of BRAVE AND THE BOLD was the first released under the auspices of the DC Explosion, which saw the line increating its cover price to 50 cents a copy from 35 while adding additional pages of material. Here, the Human Target, a feature that briefly ran in the back pages of ACTION COMICS … Continue reading BHOC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #143


Fairly certain that I bought this issue of SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS at the same time as the SHOWCASE issue I previous wrote about. Now that I had direct access to my local 7-11, I was able to pick up comics more frequently and in greater number, assuming that I had the cash to pay … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #9


I had seen the cover of the first chapter of the “Bat-Murderer” serial in ads, so I was aware of it at least in theory. But for some reason, when I saw this issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, I figured that somehow the entire story would be contained herein. In this I was off-base–while this was the … Continue reading BHOC: DETECTIVE COMICS #448

Great Covers – THE CREEPER #1

A super-cool kickoff cover to THE CREEPER #1 by ace artist Steve Ditko. Great, moody coloring on this one that really pops the yellows and reds of the Creeper’s costume. What’s interesting about this piece to me is that, were you unfamiliar with the character, you would be justified in thinking that the criminal was … Continue reading Great Covers – THE CREEPER #1