BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15

I bought this comic in a non-regular venue for me while on a shopping trip with my family to a supermarket some distance from our home. I bought it both because I was reading SUPER-TEAM FAMILY regularly and because the Flash, still my favorite super hero, was headlining in it. This would be my first … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #15

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #151

At around this time, the main delivery brought me the next issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA in my subscription. This was the first issue scripted by new regular writer Gerry Conway. Conway would go on to write the series steadily for around 60 issue over the next five years, providing the title with some … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #151

BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #13

Okay, so I fouled up yesterday, thanks to a typo in my notes. It wouldn’t have been SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #14 that I bought after reading all of those FANTASTIC FOUR and MARVEL’S GREATEST COMICS issues, but rather the preceding issue, #13. Oops! So I’ll ask your indulgence to push that review forward in your minds … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #13

BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #14

After my new experimentation with the Fantastic Four and Marvel Comics, things got back to normal with my next purchase: the final installment of the “Atom’s Quest” saga that had been running in SUPER-TEAM FAMILY. In this final part, the Atom finally got to take headliner billing (albeit behind Wonder Woman, an acceptable compromise) rather than … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #14

BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #10

The next book I would have picked up was this issue of a favorite regular title, SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS. Here, the cover copy tries to make some hay out of a question that isn’t much of a question at all, given that the Secret Society has been trying to kill Captain Comet for something … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #10

BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #12

This next issue of SUPER-TEAM FAMILY I bought while on a trip to a more distant supermarket than the one my family typically frequented. it was the second part of the “Atom’s Quest” serial, a four-part story that owed a bit of its style to the Marvel approach of the era–writer Gerry Conway had been trying … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #12

BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #11

I first heard about this story on the DC Hot-Line, the short-lived 800 number where, once a week, readers could call in to hear news about upcoming DC projects, at a cost of fifty cents per call. Like every other idiot in the world, I called faithfully every Monday, when the new messages would go … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #11

BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #8

New DC Publisher Jenette Kahn wasn’t a big fan of the many reprint titles that DC was publishing at the point of her arrival, and on her new watch, they began to be fazed out in favor of new material. This shift in priorities first manifested itself to me in the pages of SUPER-TEAM FAMILY. … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #8

BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #7

Now this is an important comic book for me–but that didn’t stop me from trading it to my neighbor Johnny Rantinella at some point. Later on, I wound up trading again to get it back. And why? The Doom Patrol, baby! Near the pinnacle of my personal favorite DC series, this was my first encounter … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #7

BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #6

SUPER-TEAM FAMILY was becoming a regular purchase, a cool grab-bag of classic reprints every issue with no particular rhyme or reason save for a loose adherence to the concept of team-ups. I say loose because a World’s Finest story with Superman, Batman and Robin wasn’t difficult to come by, nor was a Marvel Family tale … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #6