My youngest brother Mike was born at around the time I got this Treasury Edition, which might even explain why I got both this one and the previous SUPER-VILLAINS one, either as an affirmation of parental love in the face of a new arrival, or simply as a way of keeping me entertained as bigger, … Continue reading BHOC: LIMITED COLLECTORS’ EDITION #C-44


I was a regular reader of BATMAN FAMILY, despite not being a huge Batman fan and having a limited budget to buy new comics. What the book really had going for it was that it was oversized–that big format was always a draw for young me. And I often enjoyed the reprints as much or … Continue reading BHOC: BATMAN FAMILY #3


The siren call of a 100-Page Spectacular was always overwhelming to me. So here’s yet another one, bought at my regular 7-11. Unfortunately, I found it a bit lacking–the vintage Batman stories that were most often getting reprinted didn’t always appeal to me. The all-new lead story is something of a throwback, a tale in … Continue reading BHOC: BATMAN #258

Great Covers – BATMAN #29

Can you imagine seeing a cover like this Dick Sprang BATMAN piece on a comic book today? Rather than focusing on a perplexing crime, or a mission of vengeance, or an inescapable doom-trap, this cover instead concerns itself with Batman and Robin having fun by taking a ride on some 19th century-style bicycles. It’s a … Continue reading Great Covers – BATMAN #29