BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #17

I got this issue of DC SUPER-STARS while visiting my grandparents in Valley Stream, New York. They were weekly visitors to our home in Farmingville, making the hour drive up virtually every Saturday, but on occasion we would go out to meet them at the home they shared with my Aunt and Uncle--possibly for some … Continue reading BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #17

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #148

Now that I was able to travel to the 7-11 at will, my subscriptions to JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and FLASH were becoming a little bit troublesome. To wit: I am certain that I saw this issue of JLA on the spinner rack at the 7-11 before my sub copy arrived in the mail. The … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #148

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #147

I believe this issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA turned up in my mailbox on the same day as yesterday’s issue of FLASH, right at the end of my fourth grade term. It was the beginning of the annual crossover with the Justice Society, a concept that I loved (at least in theory–most of the … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #147

BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #228

This book I’m not sure about. I might have bought it, or it might have initially been bought for my brother Ken. But I think it was mine. A strange choice at any rate, as SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES wasn’t a huge favorite of mine, as we’ve covered previously. So maybe it was … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #228

BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #225

Another book that I think was bought by/for my brother Ken. I was not much of a fan of SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES at this point. As I’ve expressed previously, like other titles outside of the Julie Schwartz stable, it felt different to me in a way that I didn’t really care for. … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #225

BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #222

Suburban Long Island, where I grew up as a kid, was an extremely whitebread area. There was only one African-American kid in my class during my grade-school years–his name was Alonzo Cook, which I remember solely because of his uniqueness. Consequently, I had (and perhaps still have) a cartoonish understanding of Black culture, formed primarily … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #222

BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #220

Outside of a few sure-bet favorites, I was I think pretty typical in my comic book purchasing habits: I would pick up whatever looked good among what was available on whatever outing made it possible for me to purchase a comic book. At this point, I knew that what I wanted was super heroes (and … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #220