Great Covers – JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #27

It’s a homage to the movie poster for The Exorcist, but regardless, this JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA cover by Kevin Maguire pops. The greytone work is lovely, the red logo offsets it perfectly–and they even went to a different typeface for the logo on this issue, so that it wouldn’t detract from the mood of the … Continue reading Great Covers – JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #27

BHOCOS: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28

BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28 March, 1960 This is why it pays to know Mark Waid. It was Thursday morning at the 2000 Comic Con International–San Diego, and I was walking the floor before the auditorium opened. Mark beckoned me over to a table where he was shopping, “Hey, have you ever tried these guys?"  … Continue reading BHOCOS: BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28

BHOCOS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144 July, 1977 The first of two entries in what I considered the “DC Secret Origin Summer of 1977”, JLA #144 reveals for the first time, the hidden beginnings of DC’s premiere super-team. I had mixed feelings about Steve Englehart’s one-year tenure on JLA as it was happening–at the time, I … Continue reading BHOCOS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144

BHOCOS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #114

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #114 December, 1974 Already a regular reader of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA (whenever I could find copies–this was only the third issue I’d ever read), this wonderful 100-Page Super-Spectacular introduced me to their predecessors, the Justice Society of America. I’d already encountered the notion of Earth-2 in the pages of FLASH, but … Continue reading BHOCOS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #114

BHOCOS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #109

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #109 February, 1974 What’s better than one super hero? A whole swarm of ‘em! That’s what JLA promised, and that’s what it delivered. After reading this issue, my first, JLA instantly became my second-favorite title, and the only other book to which I had a subscription (starting with #121.)  JLA was experiencing … Continue reading BHOCOS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #109