This was another book that came to me in trade from my buddy Donald Sims. It was released during that period when Marvel was focused hot and heavy in coming up with monster/suspense series similar in approach to their super hero offerings, an effort that only had mixed results. The lead character who debuts here, … Continue reading BHOC: DEAD OF NIGHT #11
My brother Ken continued to intermittently read assorted war comics, most of which eventually ended up with me, This issue of WEIRD WAR TALES was the next. In the 1970s, DC had some success with the word WEIRD, cross-breeding their supernatural/mystery titles with other genres--WEIRD WESTERN TALES has given the world Jonah Hex, for example, … Continue reading BHOC: WEIRD WAR TALES #59
In January of 1977, I turned ten-years-old. And around that time, I would up getting my second book collection of vintage comic book stories–a book that, up until that point I didn’t even know existed. We found it in the remaindered section at Two Guys, a regional low-rent department store chain, kind of like the … Continue reading BHOC: THE GREAT COMIC BOOK HEROES
Pretty direct and intense. The color hold on the Spectre’s face really makes his finger pop.
Probably the most iconic Spectre cover to grace MORE FUN COMICS in the golden age, this Bernard Baily piece communicates everything that you need to know about the implacable phantom. Here, he’s a hundred feet tall, striding through the wars and conflicts of men like a colossus, his mantled eyes sharp and even perhaps a … Continue reading Great Covers – MORE FUN COMICS #54
comicbookcovers: The Spectre #8, February 1969, cover by Nick Cardy