BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #182

I can remember finding the 3-Bag in a Kay-Bee toy store in a mall outlet that my family didn't typically frequent. It was an exciting moment, for there, wrapped in plastic, was one of the issues of FANTASTIC FOUR that I had missed between those found in the drug store's bin of affidavit returns and … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #182

BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #193

Another book from the Drug Store's Big Bin of Slightly-Older Comics, this was another issue of INCREDIBLE HULK bought by my younger brother, Ken, but which eventually wound up with me. At the time, the Hulk had begun to appear on television, having starred in a pair of TV movies (with a series in the … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #193

BHOC: PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #15

People sometimes wonder about the fact that it took me so long to become a fan of Spider-Man and a regular reader of his adventures. Considering that he was immensely popular and the flagship character of the Marvel line, to say nothing of one of the best characters ever conceptualized, it does seem strange. But … Continue reading BHOC: PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #15

BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #191

After two months of reprints and hastily-assembled album issues, the storyline in FANTASTIC FOUR once again began to move forward with the release of this issue. I have to say, I didn't particularly mind those diversions, since the reprint was new to me, and the information contained in that album issue gave me a greater … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #191

BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #204

This was another book that came out of my drugstore's Big Bin of Slightly Older Comics and was purchased by my brother Ken during his brief Hulk phase. This issue eventually wound up with me, as most all comics did. And this issue of HULK I genuinely enjoyed, its time travel story really grabbing me. … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #204

BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #220

My brother Ken continued to be enamored with the Incredible Hulk, especially now that the first TV movie had aired, and so he continued to pick up issues of various Hulk comic books whenever the opportunity presented itself to him. As with the other books he bought during this time, this one eventually wound up … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #220

BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #190

I bought this issue of FANTASTIC FOUR on the Tuesday it came out from my local 7-11. Unfortunately, it represents a bit of a nadir in terms of the quality of the title during this period. Regular penciler George Perez was going through some personal crises at the time, and had blown his deadline on … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #190