5BC: Five Times Super Heroes Met Real People

Crossovers among characters originating in different comic books have become by this point so commonplace as to not even be worthy of notice, and crossovers between characters from different publishing entities have similarly increased to the point where, while they've still got a bit of built-in excitement to them, they're still relatively commonplace. But the … Continue reading 5BC: Five Times Super Heroes Met Real People

WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #56

I remember this issue of SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN as being pretty good, even though it's been likely decades since I last read it. It headlined another Imaginary Story, editor Mort Weisinger's way of allowing his writers to work outside of the confines of the tight continuity that he'd established across all of the Superman … Continue reading WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #56

WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #54

This issue of SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN was another book that came to me as part of that Windfall Comics purchase of 1988, where I ran into a guy at my local post office who sold me a box of 150 silver age comics for fifty bucks. There were more Superman family books in that … Continue reading WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #54

WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #36

Here is another issue of SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN that I got in my Windfall purchase of 1988, when I bought a long box of around 150 silver age comics for $50.00, the best lucky stroke I've ever encountered in terms of collecting vintage comic books. It seems strange to modern sensibilities that a character … Continue reading WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #36

WC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #55

By the mid-1960s, BRAVE AND THE BOLD had morphed into a pretty strange comic book. It had started out, as its name implies, as a venue for stories of adventures in medieval times, starring characters such as the Silent Knight and the Viking Prince. When interest in those sorts of adventures waned, the book segued … Continue reading WC: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #55

WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #23

This issue of SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN was I believe the oldest book that I got in my Windfall Comics purchase of about 150 prime Silver Age comic books for $50.00 in 1988. It's really a pre-Silver Age 1950s issue in tone and spirit, and a good example of the kinds of stories the Superman … Continue reading WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #23

More of the Sales Figures of DC’s Irwin Donenfeld

After the piece we ran a couple of weeks back on former DC publisher Irwin Donenfeld's big book where he would chart the sales figures of the various DC titles on an issue-by-issue basis in an attempt to ascertain what elements might make a given issue of a comic book sell better, a bunch of … Continue reading More of the Sales Figures of DC’s Irwin Donenfeld

BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #188

This issue of SUPERMAN FAMILY introduced one of my legitimately favorite obscure and forgotten DC heroes, so it's a noteworthy release to me. But we'll get to that in a little while. It's got a very nice, dynamic Jose Luis Garcia Lopez cover as well--JLGL was making some waves with is work in fandom circles, … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #188

BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #187

I'm not certain at this late date--memory fades after a while--but I think I got this issue of SUPERMAN FAMILY at the supermarket (an appropriate venue, when you think about it.) I wasn't reading the title regularly, but I'd been pulled into the previous issue by the story teaming up Superman with is older Earth-2 … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #187