BHOC: MARVEL TEAM-UP #50

Shortly after yesterday's entry, I had occasion to be back in the drugstore with my family again and I came across and bought this prior issue of MARVEL TEAM-UP, the penultimate installment in the saga of the Wraith. So, yes, I read this story backwards. This cover is still crowded (as were many of the … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TEAM-UP #50

BHOC: MARVEL TEAM-UP #51

Here's another book that I pulled out of the drugstore's Big Bin of Slightly Older Comics. I honestly couldn't tell you what possessed me to purchase it--i wasn't really following either Spider-Man or Iron Man at the time. Perhaps I was inspired by having earlier read issue #57. But either way, pick it up I … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TEAM-UP #51

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

Brand Echh – Fly Man #35

In their masterful two-issue summation of the WORLD'S WORST COMICS, James Schumeister and Rich Larson gave a particular adroit description of the books put out under the Mighty Comics banner. They said that it was as though Russian spies had smuggled out a copy of a Marvel book and had tried to reverse-engineer it. That … Continue reading Brand Echh – Fly Man #35

BHOC: MARVEL ADVENTURE #6

Here's another book I picked up from the drugstore's Big Bin of Slightly-Older Comics, affidavit return copies that should have been destroyed, but which were instead sold off in cut-rate lots. A bit of the double-dipping that helped make the comic book industry close to insolvent during this era. But a benefit to me as … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL ADVENTURE #6

BHOC: PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #15

People sometimes wonder about the fact that it took me so long to become a fan of Spider-Man and a regular reader of his adventures. Considering that he was immensely popular and the flagship character of the Marvel line, to say nothing of one of the best characters ever conceptualized, it does seem strange. But … Continue reading BHOC: PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #15

BHOC: MARVEL TEAM-UP #39

During this time, I was continuing to regularly pull comics from the Big Bin of Slightly-Older Books that was maintained by my local drugstore chain, which is where I got this issue of MARVEL TEAM-UP. I still wasn't much on Spider-Man, but the Human Torch was my guy, and so it was a no-brainer that … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TEAM-UP #39