5BC: Five Best Forgotten DC Retcons

In any long-running series, there's going to be a magnetic pull among a certain type of writer to want to change things, to make adjustments to details, to eliminate contradictions in the stories that have been told and to introduce new information about foundational events. These ideas can sometimes be additive and sometime be destructive, … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Forgotten DC Retcons

5BC: Five Best Forgotten DC Super Heroes

Over the course of eighty years, DC Comics has introduced any number of great super heroic characters, many of whom have gone on to have long and lasting careers in comics. But alas, some others were struck down before their prime, managing only a few, or even a single solitary appearance before retreating back to … Continue reading 5BC: Five Best Forgotten DC Super Heroes

BHOC: SUPERBOY & THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #235

This issue of SUPERBOY & THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES was later disavowed, the revelation it makes concerning the Legion's future discarded and never mentioned again. Even writer Paul Levitz considered it a mistake. But I don't know about that. It definitely cast the world of the Legion in a different light, and perhaps it was … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERBOY & THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #235

BHOC: SUPERBOY & THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #234

I can recall buying this issue of SUPERBOY & THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES at my usual 7-11. No idea why I went for this issue in particular--the Legion was a very hit-or-miss proposition with me, most often coming down on the miss side. But for whatever reason, maybe it was the oversized page count, I … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERBOY & THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #234

BHOC: ADVENTURE COMICS #453

While it was one of the longest-running titles in the DC stable, dating back to the very earliest years of the outfit’s publishing ventures, throughout the 1970s ADVENTURE COMICS felt very much like a series without a niche. When I first noticed it, it was starring the Spectre (and had temporarily added the word WEIRD … Continue reading BHOC: ADVENTURE COMICS #453

BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #228

This book I’m not sure about. I might have bought it, or it might have initially been bought for my brother Ken. But I think it was mine. A strange choice at any rate, as SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES wasn’t a huge favorite of mine, as we’ve covered previously. So maybe it was … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #228

BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #225

Another book that I think was bought by/for my brother Ken. I was not much of a fan of SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES at this point. As I’ve expressed previously, like other titles outside of the Julie Schwartz stable, it felt different to me in a way that I didn’t really care for. … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #225