BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #101

I bought this issue of GREEN LANTERN on one of what had become my regular weekly Thursday trips to my local 7-11--Thursday being the day that the new comics came in, a fact that I had worked out over the preceding summer. I was a regular reader of GL's adventures--he was my second-favorite DC hero … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #101

BHOC: SUPER FRIENDS #10

I bought this issue of SUPER FRIENDS, and I'm not really sure why. I was 10 years old in 1977, and like any ten-year-old, while I watched SUPER FRIENDS regularly on Saturday Mornings, I also felt somehow like it was kiddie stuff--like it wasn't as mature or sophisticated as the mainstream DC titles that I … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER FRIENDS #10

The Last Captain America Story

CAPTAIN AMERICA was a phenomenon when the series debuted in the very last days of 1940. It was by far the best-selling title that publisher Martin Goodman had in his Timely line of comics, and the character would go on to headline in other books as well--ALL WINNERS COMICS, ALL SELECT COMICS, USA COMICS and … Continue reading The Last Captain America Story

BHOC: FLASH #258

Shortly thereafter, my local mailman also brought me my subscription copy of that month's issue of THE FLASH. I have to admit, this cover really freaked me out when I was younger. There was something about the manner in which the Flash's skin was melting off his bones that I found especially disturbing. When coming … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH #258

BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #100

If I am not mistaken, this issue of GREEN LANTERN represents the first oversized and up-priced anniversary issue that I ever encountered. Up until this point, while a particular title might mention the fact that it had reached the arbitrary milestone of a centennial issue (or, later, a 50th or even 25th issue) the actual … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #100

BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #99

The fourth and final chapter of this seemingly-epic storyline turned up next. I remember being quite into it--even though, looking back at it after all of these years, it's a bit of an ill-plotted mess. I liked the fact that, on this cover, the vignettes of Hal and Ollie were ready to throw down just … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #99

5BC: Five Best Comics of 1980

It's perhaps difficult to see from the vantage point of so many years later, but this issue of X-MEN was a game-changer when it came out, and cemented the popularity of the series at the top of the Direct Market sales charts for a decade and a half. Powerful, unexpected, emotional, this comic generated both … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Comics of 1980