BHOC: SUPERMAN #323

Bought this issue of SUPERMAN in the same weekly 7-11 run as the MARVEL'S GREATEST COMICS issue I wrote about yesterday. That's a nice cover by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, an incredibly talented artist who worked for DC for decades but who has been somewhat overlooked--primarily because he did relatively few regular stretches on titles, … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #323

BHOC: MISTER MIRACLE #23

I'm pretty sure that this issue of MISTER MIRACLE was bought for my brother Ken while on a trip to our grandparents' house one weekend. It was another small exposure for me of the Jack Kirby Fourth World mythos. But for all that it's a pretty great comic by a top-flight creative team, it did … Continue reading BHOC: MISTER MIRACLE #23

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: 5 STAR SUPER HERO SPECTACULAR

DC and its new publisher Jenette Kahn put a strong push behind her new Dollar Comics initiative as a way to change the standard format of comic books, providing more profit for individual outlets and thus hoping to get them better display in more places. And so, I found this copy of FIVE-STAR SUPER HERO … Continue reading BHOC: 5 STAR SUPER HERO SPECTACULAR

BHOC: TEEN TITANS #49

The story goes that DC cancelled this iteration of TEEN TITANS not because it was selling poorly, but because incoming published Jenette Kahn was so embarrassed by it. I’ve always been a little bit skeptical of that story (but only a little–I’ve known incoming EICs who’ve spiked titles because they didn’t like them personally) but … Continue reading BHOC: TEEN TITANS #49

BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #67

Now, this was an important comic book in my own personal development that had noting to do with its contents. But this issue of ALL-STAR COMICS was the first comic that I bought for myself at our neighborhood 7-11 after finally being given permission to cross the multi-lane thoroughfare Horseblock Road in order to get … Continue reading BHOC: ALL-STAR COMICS #67

BHOC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #245

I picked up this issue of WORLD’S FINEST COMICS, despite its dollar price tag, because its lead story was going to wrap up the ongoing Martian Manhunter storyline that I had been following in recent issues of ADVENTURE COMICS, and that I liked quite a bit. So this was my first encounter with the phenomenon … Continue reading BHOC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #245

BHOC: TEEN TITANS #48

The next comic I bought at my local 7-11 was the next issue of TEEN TITANS. This particular era of the series is pretty maligned–the story goes that it sold well enough, but new publisher Jenette Kahn was so embarrassed by the content that she cancelled the series anyway. I’ve always been skeptical about this … Continue reading BHOC: TEEN TITANS #48