5BC: Five Best Comics of 1989

1989 was the year in which I entered the field, so this will be the final installment of this topic, as I don't think it's possible to be objective past this point. Grant Morrison begins his revelatory run on DOOM PATROL by hearkening back to the earliest stories and remembering that thees characters are more … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Comics of 1989

BHOC: SHOWCASE #96

I'm pretty certain that my grandmother had brought this comic for me. I had thoughtlessly begun to badger her during the week to look for specific issues that I was interested in reading in the stores out her way, and she accommodated for a short period of time, before eventually just lying and saying that … Continue reading BHOC: SHOWCASE #96

BHOC: SHOWCASE #95

The second issue of SHOWCASE featuring the All-New Doom Patrol. I have a strong feeling of having picked this issue up while at my Grandmother’s house, though I’m not 100% certain of that. It’s got a dynamic Jim Aparo cover that really grabbed me, despite the liberties taken with Robotmans new design. You can also … Continue reading BHOC: SHOWCASE #95

BHOC: SHOWCASE #94

I was already a big fan of the Doom Patrol from their appearances in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY, and I had seen the ads touting the return of SHOWCASE (as well as publisher Jenette Kahn’s publishorial concerning it) for weeks, so I was totally in the tank for this book when it finally came out. Jim Aparo’s … Continue reading BHOC: SHOWCASE #94

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #145

The mailman brought my subscription copy of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, another oversized installment in writer Steve Englehart’s excellent year-long run. Having left Marvel behind, Englehart agreed to do a year’s worth of Justice League stories for DC, and negotiated that they be of extra-length so that he could service the huge cast the series … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #145

BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #8

New DC Publisher Jenette Kahn wasn’t a big fan of the many reprint titles that DC was publishing at the point of her arrival, and on her new watch, they began to be fazed out in favor of new material. This shift in priorities first manifested itself to me in the pages of SUPER-TEAM FAMILY. … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #8