BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #96

This issue of GREEN LANTERN began a four-part storyline that I recall really liking and being into at the time, though I find I can’t recall any of the specifics of the story today. Bought it at my usual 7-11, which was becoming a regular hangout for me. The issue opens with an alien Green … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #96

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: GREEN LANTERN #90

I had no idea that it was coming, but in part thanks to the sales success of the two recent Green Lantern-themed reprint issues of DC SPECIAL, the company brought back one of their best-regarded titles: GREEN LANTERN/GREN ARROW. As Green Lantern had become my second-favorite DC hero, this was welcome news. I was less … Continue reading BHOC: GREEN LANTERN #90

BHOC: DC SPECIAL #20

The next issue of DC SPECIAL was an all-Green Lantern extravaganza, the second (although I never saw the first) that helped to test the waters for the return of the Emerald Warrior’s own series in a few months. I loved this Mike Grell cover, so much so that my Mother sewed a needlepoint recreation of … Continue reading BHOC: DC SPECIAL #20

BHOC: FLASH #236

It must have been a slow month, because before I knew it, the next issue of FLASH turned up in my mailbox, neatly folded in half. This was the second part to the short three-issue “Iris-is-missing” saga, which felt like an epic to me at the time. Sadly, this second issue wasn’t really a favorite. The … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH #236

BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #205

Not 100% sure where this book came from. I’m going to guess the 7-11, and the fact that it was another 100-Page Spectacular that resulted in it being picked up. But I honestly have no recollection–i wasn’t a huge Legion fan, for all that I had read the preceding two issues.  The lead story is … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #205

BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #203

Another comic whose origins are shrouded in mystery. I don’t really know where this one came from. But I do know that I should have loved it, with its vast roster of super heroes. But somehow, I didn’t–the style felt weird to me, in the same way as those earlier BRAVE & BOLD and WORLD’S … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #203