BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #217

I got this issue of INCREDIBLE HULK, with its very nice Jim Starlin-drawn cover, in one of those 3-Bags sold in department stores and toy stores. The books in those bags were always about nine months old, so this was a way, at least during the first year of my starting to read Marvel books, … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #217

The Original Plot For The Unfinished JLA/AVENGERS Crossover

It's one of the great unfinished symphonies in the history of comics. After having successfully teamed up Superman and Spider-Man twice, Batman and the Incredible Hulk, and the X-Men and the New Teen Titans, in 1983 Marvel and DC were prepared to release JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VS THE AVENGERS, uniting their two flagship teams … Continue reading The Original Plot For The Unfinished JLA/AVENGERS Crossover

BHOC: THOR #258

This issue of THOR was another book that I got coverless in one of those plastic-wrapped bundles of supposedly-destroyed comics that my drugstore was selling. That's a Jack Kirby cover on this issue, but one that's a little bit difficult to recognize as the King's work given all of the changes and corrections that were … Continue reading BHOC: THOR #258

Comics Creators in the Wild 10

It's more of the same, additional vintage photographs of the people who worked on the comic books of yesteryear during those earlier halcyon days! As usual, there's an awful lot of Stan Lee. Stan Lee promotional photo, circa 1980 Assorted Marvel and DC creators, including Joe Orlando, Paul Levitz, Don McGregor, , Jenette Kahn, Stan … Continue reading Comics Creators in the Wild 10

Comics in the Wild 12

Another assemblage of vintage photographs showing the comic books of yesteryear either on sale around the world or else in the hands of hungry readers of their native time period. These have been gathered up from everywhere over the years. A close-up on that spinner rack in the previous photo. A closer look at those … Continue reading Comics in the Wild 12

BHOC: THOR #264

This issue of THOR was another book that came to me inside a plastic 3-Bag along with two other comics, likely ones we've already covered. I had started to follow THOR by this point, although I was still a bit ambivalent about it. As I've said before, it still felt too much like a barbarian … Continue reading BHOC: THOR #264

BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #216

This was another issue that came to me fresh out of a 3-Bag of nine month old comics purchased at a department store or a toy store. I had just transitioned over to buying INCREDIBLE HULK for myself--prior to that, it was a series that my younger brother Ken had been following for a while, … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #216