BHOC: PETER PARKER, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #18

I bought this issue of PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN at my local 7-11. I think I was motivated here in reading about the wrap-up of the Champions, a title whose last issue I had read a few months earlier, and liked well enough. That book had promised a resolution in the pages of AVENGERS, … Continue reading BHOC: PETER PARKER, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #18

BHOC: MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #16

I can remember debating with myself whether to purchase this book or not, standing in my local 7-11 on a weekly comic buying excursion. I wasn't yet reading DEFENDERS, though I had sampled an issue or two prior to this. But they hadn't hooked me especially. I think the thing that sealed the deal for … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #16

5BC: Five More Forgotten Marvel Story Developments

With the sheer number of stories published about some of the characters, it's a wonder that there aren't more stories that feature developments that don't work, don't stick or are simply just plain weird. Here, then, are five more forgotten Marvel story developments. THE FALCON IS REALLY "SNAP" WILSON, LOWLIFE. CAPTAIN AMERICA #186 - There's … Continue reading 5BC: Five More Forgotten Marvel Story Developments

BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #14

This was another older issue that turned up in the drugstore's Big Bin of Slightly-Older Should-Have-Been-Pulped Comics. New books would show up there on a routine and rolling basis, and so any time my family had an occasion to be in there, that's where you'd find me, rummaging through those books for whatever new treasures … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #14

5BC: Five Best Forgotten Marvel Heroes

Just as with DC, Marvel also had a history of introducing new super heroic characters in the pages of their stories. Some of these went on to long and storied careers. Others faded after only a few, or even one, appearances. Here are the five best forgotten Marvel heroes. RAZORBACK: The creation of writer Bill … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Forgotten Marvel Heroes

BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #221

This was another issue of INCREDIBLE HULK purchased by my younger brother Ken and which eventually ended up in my possession. Ken had become a regular reader of the adventures of the Green Goliath, inspired by the TV show, and he'd stick with the series for several months--which meant that I got to read it … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #221

BHOC: MARVEL TEAM-UP #57

Here's another book that came out of a 3-Bag in that era. This issue of MARVEL TEAM-UP didn't wow me, and in fact I don't own it today--somewhere along the lines I traded it away. It was yet another Spider-Man comic book in which the allure of the wall-crawler eluded me. Despite having watched the … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TEAM-UP #57

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: 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