BHOC: ADVENTURE INTO FEAR #30

It was a bit of collateral damage, really. One of the drawbacks with buying any random assortment of comics like the plastic-wrapped bundled of coverless older books that my local drugstore chain had begun to sell meant that when you bought a particular package, you were going to wind up with stuff that you simply … Continue reading BHOC: ADVENTURE INTO FEAR #30

BHOC: AVENGERS #162

Another month led me to another 3-Bag and another classic issue of AVENGERS. This period has to be considered one of the high points in the series' run, with writer Jim Shooter being backed up on artwork by George Perez (and John Byrne for a storyline.) Coming into the book at this point, it definitely … Continue reading BHOC: AVENGERS #162

BHOC: SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP #3

This was another issue that I pulled out of my drugstore's Big Bin of Slightly Older Comics, which was filled with books that had been reported destroyed to the distributor but had instead been sold off to the drugstore chain at a cut-rate price. This manner of double-dipping, the "affidavit returns" system, is one of … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP #3

Great Covers – CRIME SUSPENSTORIES #23

A positively brutal George Evans cover to CRIME SUSPENSTORIES from the justly-lauded EC line of comics. Everything just works about this one–the intensity, the color palate, the diagonal of the rowboat and the girl’s leg. The man’s eyes and teeth in white form the focal point of the image. Great work all around.