5BC: Five Best Unofficial DC Crossovers

Beyond just inspiring mischievous creators to come up with ways to have characters at rival companies Marvel and DC meet, the anarchic and rebellious spirit of the Bronze Age extended beyond the bounds of the immediate industry, prompting writers and artists to come up with ways to appropriate other characters outside of what was permissible … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Unofficial DC Crossovers

Great Covers: WORLD’S FINEST #131

This cover showed up in one of my feeds yesterday--I've never seen it before. And yet, it is so bizarre and so eye-catching and attention-getting that I felt that I had to feature it here. I'm maybe not wild about the pink background, but those images of Superman and Batman turned into balloons are hysterical, … Continue reading Great Covers: WORLD’S FINEST #131

5BC: Five Best Unofficial Marvel and DC Crossovers

As the 1960s turned into the 1970s, two things were going on in the world of comics. Upstart publisher Marvel was gaining ground on its rival, the massive DC Comics, then known as National Periodical Publications. And a new generation of creators was coming into the field, one that had grown up reading comics as … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Unofficial Marvel and DC Crossovers

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #154

Right on cue, the mailman delivered to me this month's copy of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, a title for which I still maintained a subscription. That's a really nice cover my Michael Kaluta, though I don't think the coloring entirely works--the orange hold on Doctor Destiny does make the three heroes pop well, but it … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #154

Great Covers – TEEN TITANS #26

I'm going to keep posting these as I come across covers in my travels that strike me as qualifying for the distinction. This Nick Cardy TEEN TITANS cover is simultaneously of its time and excellent, a prime example of why Cardy became DC's main super hero cover artist in the early 1970s. That hot purple … Continue reading Great Covers – TEEN TITANS #26

5BC: Five More Forgotten DC Retcons

Ever since I did the initial post about the 5 Best Forgotten DC Retcons, people have been turning up to remind me about other stories, most of them of a slightly later vintage, that fall into the same general category. And who am I to keep these sterling masterworks from enjoying the notoriety that they've … Continue reading 5BC: Five More Forgotten DC Retcons

Perfect Game – SUPERMAN #400

This is the single greatest issue of SUPERMAN ever put together in the character's 80 year history. Closer to home, it's the special Anniversary issue that I'm always jockeying against in my own mind when it comes to put together a book of this sort for the Marvel characters. Of course, I fail to clear … Continue reading Perfect Game – SUPERMAN #400

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