BHOC: MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS #24

At this point, you'd be right to detect a pattern here. We're still talking about the comics I purchased during my very first visit to my very first comic book shop, Heroes World in Levittown. I had bought the earliest issues of FANTASTIC FOUR and FLASH that I could manage, and so I turned my … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS #24

BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #51

As I mentioned earlier, my first trip to an actual comic book store, a Heroes World outlet in Levittown, was a huge game-changing event for me. On the way there, I had intended to purchase the earliest issue of FANTASTIC FOUR that they had. This plan was foiled when the oldest FF issue they had … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #51

BHOC: MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS #70

I had thought at first that this was another comic that I got out of a 3-Bag, but looking at my copy closely, I think that rather I must have gotten it from my friend and classmate Donald Sims. Don was the first other kid I knew who regularly read comic books, and while we … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS #70

BHOC: ETERNALS #11

This issue of ETERNALS came out of the same 3-Bag as yesterday's FANTASTIC FOUR, I believe. As I've related earlier, my prior encounters with the series didn't make me a fan--Jack Kirby's work in the 1970s was an acquired taste, and one I hadn't quite acquired yet. There was always something fascinating and powerful about … Continue reading BHOC: ETERNALS #11

Brand Echh – Fly Man #35

In their masterful two-issue summation of the WORLD'S WORST COMICS, James Schumeister and Rich Larson gave a particular adroit description of the books put out under the Mighty Comics banner. They said that it was as though Russian spies had smuggled out a copy of a Marvel book and had tried to reverse-engineer it. That … Continue reading Brand Echh – Fly Man #35