5BC: Five Mean Caricatures of Comic Book Creators

Comic books for years were considered a juvenile medium, and that sensibility often extended to the behavior of the practitioners in the field. Like those who work in any other industries, not all comic book creators get along, and on occasion some of them have felt the need to take their aggression out in public, … Continue reading 5BC: Five Mean Caricatures of Comic Book Creators

BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #102

This was another book that I picked up on my weekly trips to 7-11 on Thursdays when new comics would drop. Green Lantern was at this point one of my favorite characters, primarily due to his stories in the back of FLASH. I wasn't quite as wild about the GL/GA incarnation of the character--while I … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #102

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