This issue of WORLD'S FINEST COMICS was released after a recent editorial shake-up at DC, one which saw editor Julie schwartz taking over the Batman titles from Jack Schiff. The singular exception was WORLD'S FINEST, which instead was delivered into the hands of Superman editor Mort Weisinger. Which makes sense--Mort's books were the top-sellers in … Continue reading WC: WORLD’S FINEST COMCS #150

Superman: This Island Bradman

What is the rarest Superman comic book in existence? That's a question that would invite a great deal of debate. But there's some compelling evidence to indicate that it may be this one. This Superman custom comic book had a print run of only around 200 copies total, and was distributed to an incredibly select … Continue reading Superman: This Island Bradman


This was another issue of SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE that I got in my Windfall Comics purchase of 1988 and for which I paid 33 cents--more than three times the original cover price! This was another good example of where the series was at this time--it's worth keeping in mind that all of the … Continue reading WC: SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #28


Here is another issue of SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN that I got in my Windfall purchase of 1988, when I bought a long box of around 150 silver age comics for $50.00, the best lucky stroke I've ever encountered in terms of collecting vintage comic books. It seems strange to modern sensibilities that a character … Continue reading WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #36

Forgotten Masterpiece: The Superman Manga of Tatsuo Yoshida

This is another of those overseas publications where, thanks to both the scarcity of information and the language barrier, I'm only going to be able to tell you so much. But it's an interesting and forgotten bit of DC history, and worth shedding a bit more light on. In 1959, thanks to the ADVENTURES OF … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: The Superman Manga of Tatsuo Yoshida


This issue was another comic that I picked up in a plastic bag of cover-stripped return books sold illicitly through my local drug store outlet. I was happy to get it, as it represented the beginning of Marty Pasko's stint as writer of the series. I had only begun following SUPERMAN regularly again with the … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #310

5BC: Five Best Silver Age Character Deaths

As Dave Lister explains to Arnold Rimmer in an early episode of the British science fiction comedy series RED DWARF, "Death isn't the handicap it used to be." Today, it's a given that, in the world of super heroes, death is, at worst, a revolving door, and any character who breathes his or her last … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Silver Age Character Deaths