This is cartoonist Jules Feiffer's nostalgic article about his experiences as a reader and an apprentice during the Golden Age of Comics which was later republished along with a bevy of classic comic book stories as the perennial reprint collection of the 1960s and 1970s--the first such book to reprint old comic book stories.
Visiting my local 7-11, I came across this issue of INVADERS on the spinner rack, and its focus on the Human Torch was enough to get me to buy it. And this wasn’t just any Torch, this was the Torch and Toro from World War II, both of whom I already knew from Jules Feiffer’s … Continue reading BHOC: INVADERS #21
It was at around this time, during the summer of 1977, that I became aware that Captain America was going to be making a personal appearance at my local Smithhaven Mall. Every year the Mall held a collectibles fair for a week or so, and this year as a part of it, they had hired … Continue reading BHOC: CAPTAIN AMERICA AT THE SMITHHAVEN MALL
In January of 1977, I turned ten-years-old. And around that time, I would up getting my second book collection of vintage comic book stories–a book that, up until that point I didn’t even know existed. We found it in the remaindered section at Two Guys, a regional low-rent department store chain, kind of like the … Continue reading BHOC: THE GREAT COMIC BOOK HEROES