BHOC: MARVEL COLLECTORS’ ITEM CLASSICS #6

I don't remember at all what prompted it at this late date, but for some reason my family wound up going to the far-off mall that housed the Heroes World store once again. Possibly my father needed to get something he'd left at his office, which was in the same complex. Or maybe I just … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL COLLECTORS’ ITEM CLASSICS #6

5BC: Five Best Forgotten DC Retcons

In any long-running series, there's going to be a magnetic pull among a certain type of writer to want to change things, to make adjustments to details, to eliminate contradictions in the stories that have been told and to introduce new information about foundational events. These ideas can sometimes be additive and sometime be destructive, … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Forgotten DC Retcons

Brand Echh – Inferior Five #6

The Powers-That-Be at DC Comics in the 1960s could see that something was going on over at Stan Lee's new upstart Marvel imprint, but they were ill-equipped to figure out just what. This is largely due to the fact that the editorial and creative staff remained largely unchanged since the halcyon days of the 1940s. … Continue reading Brand Echh – Inferior Five #6

BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #176

The supermarket my mother would sometimes frequent occasionally carried some comics. It was never many, and there didn’t seem to be much rhyme or reason to what ended up on their shelves. One title they seemed to get semi-consistently was SUPERMAN FAMILY, and that’s how I wound up with this issue, one earlier than the … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #176

BHOC: FOUR STAR SPECTACULAR #3

Bought this issue of FOUR-STAR SPECTACULAR at my regular 7-11 (to which I still could not journey myself; I needed to wait for some adult to be going there in order to get comics.) The attraction here, apart from it being another big reprint collection, was the Green Lantern story, the Emerald Crusader having become … Continue reading BHOC: FOUR STAR SPECTACULAR #3

BHOC: DC SPECIAL #19

I remained a sucker for oversized reprint comic books, and so DC SPECIAL became, for a time, a go-to title for me. Each issue was built loosely around a theme, and each featured several older super hero stories. I’m pretty sure that it was the Green Lantern tale in this one that led me to … Continue reading BHOC: DC SPECIAL #19

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