BHOC: SUPERMAN #314

Picked this issue of SUPERMAN up at my trusty 7-11. It was the final chapter in a four-part epic that I remember really enjoying, though its age is showing a bit around the edges as i look back at it. The cover was a collaboration between Superman mainstay artist Curt Swan and industry powerhouse Neal … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #314

BHOC: SUPERMAN #313

Part three of this formative four-part story by writer Marty Pasko dropped next in the pages of SUPERMAN, and I dutifully picked it up, wanting to find out what would happen wit the mysterious plague, Amalak, Supergirl and all of the hanging business from the preceding issues. I quite enjoyed Pasko’s tenure as the regular … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #313

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: SUPERMAN #312

I bought this issue of SUPERMAN while visiting my grandmother’s house–the first comic book I ever knowingly laid down 35 cents for (or, more correctly, that somebody, likely my grandmother, laid down 35 cents for in my stead.) But how could i not? This was not only the second part in what would be a … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #312

BHOC : ADVENTURE COMICS #450

Now, I know that I picked up this issue of ADVENTURE COMICS because of the appearance of the Flash’s foe the Weather Wizard. Which is perhaps the only time in history that sentiment has ever been uttered. I was familiar with Aquaman, of course, from other comics I had read and from the SUPER-FRIENDS and … Continue reading BHOC : ADVENTURE COMICS #450

BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #182

I bought this issue of SUPERMAN FAMILY at a supermarket of all places–a clear sign of the aggressiveness with which new DC publisher Jeanette Kahn was pushing her new initiative. Having come to the conclusion that one of the things that was causing the comic book business such ills was that the books weren’t as … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN FAMILY #182