BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #170

This was another issue that I purchased in a 3-Bag, the most readily available source of recent back issues in 1978. In that time before widespread comic book stores and trade paperback collections, these plastic bags containing three recent books (typically about nine months old) could be found in the toy departments of department stores, … Continue reading BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #170

Blah Blah Blog – Bad Comics I Bought Part Five

A post from my decade-old Marvel blog, one of a series in whic I discussed early Marvel purchases that didn't make me a regular reader. Bad Comics I Bought pt. 5 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Concluding this week's reflections on Marvel issues of the past that I … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – Bad Comics I Bought Part Five

BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #169

I can distinctly remember looking at the cover to this issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN when it first came out, through the window of a candy store near to where my Grandmother lived. At that time, I hadn't yet taken the plunge into buying Marvel books--but this cover, very much in the DC style of the … Continue reading BHOC: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #169

BHOC: MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #2

I ordered a copy of this MARVEL TREASURY EDITION featuring the Fantastic Four from the Superhero Merchandise catalog--or as the firm would later be known, Heroes World. They had bought out Marvel and DC's back-stock of their various Treasury Editions and would sell them for years thereafter, often advertising in the comics themselves. I eventually … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #2

BHOC: MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION #40

I still wasn't buying the main AVENGERS title at this point, but strangely enough, I did continue to follow MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION. It's probably a reflection of the fact that, even in the 1970s, the comic book stories of the 60s held the greatest appeal for me. I bought this issue on my regular weekly … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION #40