BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #39

The next issue of MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE turned up at my 7-11 this next week, with what would be the final chapter of a story that had been running for three issues now. This part is written by Roger Slifer, who had not worked on the preceding issues and it goes off in some strange directions--enough … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #39

BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #37

Now, this was a weird one. Give writer/editor Marv Wolfman credit for trying something different. And by a fluke it featured two Marvel characters whose series i was actively following so it made it a no-brainer to pick up at the 7-11 on the day it came out. Like MARVEL TEAM-UP, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE during this … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #37

BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #21

Another book I pulled up out of the Big Bin of Slightly-Older Comics in my local drugstore. I was a huge Fantastic Four fan, so any time any book would show up with even a cursory connection to the FF, it went into the must-buy pile. This is an issue that wasn't reprinted for the … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #21

BHOC: MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS #58

So, having read and enjoyed my first three issues of FANTASTIC FOUR, I did what any self-respecting comic book reader would do in that situation: I went back to the drug store just as soon as I could and got more. I had seen that the Fantastic Four were also featured in MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS, … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS #58

BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #179

This was the third of the three issues of FANTASTIC FOUR that I pulled out of the big bin of after-market comics at my local drug store on my first intentional foray into the world of the Marvel Universe. And in truth, it was the issue that I liked the least, though in aggregate I … Continue reading BHOC: FANTASTIC FOUR #179

Great Covers – CAPTAIN AMERICA #230

This Ron Wilson CAPTAIN AMERICA cover conveys the power of the Hulk in a visceral way–not by focusing on his size or weight, but on the shattering impact of one of his blows on Cap’s shield. It puts the viewer right at the heart of the action, and makes it feel almost as though that … Continue reading Great Covers – CAPTAIN AMERICA #230