WC: MYSTERY IN SPACE #55

This issue of MYSTERY IN SPACE, another book that I got in my Windfall Comics purchase of 1988, sports another of those great halftone covers that DC production man Jack Adler was experimenting with. The added texture does give the piece a nice painterly quality, as well as far more subtlety than the typical DC … Continue reading WC: MYSTERY IN SPACE #55

BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #107

I picked up this new issue of GREEN LANTERN (CO-STARRING GREEN ARROW) on my regular trip to 7-11 on Thursday, new comics day. As it turned out, this was a fill-in issue of sorts, its contents likely initially commissioned for some other purpose and then burned off here. But that didn't mean that I didn't … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #107

WC: GREEN LANTERN #8

This issue of GREEN LANTERN was noteworthy right on the face of it, as it featured one of production maven Jack Adler's washtone cover treatments on Gil Kane's illustration. These washtone pieces were experimented with on assorted DC titles in the late 1950s and early 1960s, most often the war books. But as far as … Continue reading WC: GREEN LANTERN #8

WC: SUPERMAN #132

This 1959 issue of SUPERMAN represented a rare departure from the format of the series, one that would be used more and more often in the coming years as the tastes of the audience changed over time. Rather than featuring three shorter Superman stories, as all of the books in the line were doing, here … Continue reading WC: SUPERMAN #132

BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #106

On Thursday it was back to the 7-11 for a look at what new comic books had appeared upon the spinner rack in the back corner. This had become a regular weekly pilgrimage for me, one that I took with absolute regularity barring those times when some other requirement or responsibility prevented me from doing … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #106

WC: GREEN LANTERN #7

When I was a kid, Green Lantern was my second favorite super hero, right behind the Flash (just as he was right behind the Scarlet Speedster in those days, when his strip was a back-up in FLASH.) This despite the fact that somehow, the character conception is nonsense. Green lantern--it's such a weird name for … Continue reading WC: GREEN LANTERN #7

BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #105

Picked up the latest issue of GREEN LANTERN on my weekly excursion to my local 7-11 on Thursday, the day when new comic books came out. It would have been an automatic buy regardless, but that's really a pretty cool cover. The fragmenting of Green Lantern amidst Sonar's sonic waves is a visual effect I … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #105

Great Covers: GREEN LANTERN #61

This is a pretty stunning GREEN LANTERN cover by series regular Gil Kane. More than anything, it's the posterlike coloring that really makes it pop--those striking blues and magentas. The sketch for this cover was almost certainly done by Carmine Infantino, who had been brought on as DC's cover designer in an attempt to make … Continue reading Great Covers: GREEN LANTERN #61