BHOC: MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #33

This was another book that I wouldn't have bought if left to my own devices, but which I got a copy of in one of those plastic-wrapped bundles of 5 or 10 comics sold by my local drug store. This would have been my fist exposure to Deathlok, I believe--a character that I wound up … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #33

BHOC: LOGAN’S RUN #5

Despite having bought this comic book back in the day, this is another cover that is unfamiliar to me. And that's because this was another of the myriad of books I got in plastic wrapped bundles of five coverless comics being sold for a bargain price at my local drug store outlet. The double-edged sword … Continue reading BHOC: LOGAN’S RUN #5

BHOC: DEFENDERS #46

This is another comic book that I bought back in the day whose cover is largely unfamiliar to me. And that's because this was another book that I got in one of those clear plastic-wrapped bundles of coverless comics that were by this point being sold by my local drugstore in lieu of their earlier … Continue reading BHOC: DEFENDERS #46

BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #41

As usual, I bought the new issue of MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE when it showed up at my 7-11's spinner rack. In this case, I did so despite having little interest in Brother Voodoo--the Marvel mystical and monster/horror characters really didn't interest me, and I somehow lumped Brother Voodoo into that grouping, for as little as I … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #41

BHOC: DEMON HUNTER #1

I must confess, it feels a bit odd to be doing another piece on DEMON HUNTER #1 after having featured it in a Brand Echh segment here: https://tombrevoort.com/2020/12/31/brand-echh-demon-hunter-1/ But it would have been the next comic book that I picked up, and so I'll need to remain true to the self-imposed rules of this feature. … Continue reading BHOC: DEMON HUNTER #1

5BC: Five Characters Marvel “Adopted”

Over the years, DC Comics (mostly while still operating under the name National) would occasionally buy out the rights to characters and titles from other publishers who had either gone out of business or were about to. This is how the original Captain Marvel and his family, Plastic Man, G.I. COMBAT, YOUNG ROMANCE, the Blackhawks … Continue reading 5BC: Five Characters Marvel “Adopted”

Brand Echh – Demon Hunter #1

I've written here before of the short-lived Atlas Comics line of titles that appeared for a brief year in 1975 before vanishing without a ripple. But just to recount the basics for newcomers: after Martin Goodman sold Marvel to Cadence Industries, his expectation was that his son Chip, whom he'd been grooming for the role … Continue reading Brand Echh – Demon Hunter #1