BHOC: DETECTIVE COMICS #467

This was a fairly inconsequential issue of DETECTIVE COMICS that I bought in the little candy store next door to my barber’s office. It’s another one where I didn’t recall any of the details of the lead story until I cracked it open again today. The Rich Buckler cover is all right, decently dramatic, a … Continue reading BHOC: DETECTIVE COMICS #467

BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #5

This next issue of SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER VILLAINS signaled a sea change for the series. Departed editor Gerry Conway’s vision of a series that united Jack Kirby’s Fourth World concepts with the mainstream Earth-1 DC heroes as well as fan-popular characters such as Manhunter wasn’t something that incoming editor Jack C Harris was interested … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #5

BHOC: DETECTIVE COMICS #466

Quite possibly at the same time that my brother Ken got yesterday’s copy of G.I. COMBAT, I bought this issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, thus beginning a short stint of regularly buying the title. Some of it, I’m sure, is that I knew the Signalman from a reprint in an issue of BATMAN FAMILY. Can you … Continue reading BHOC: DETECTIVE COMICS #466

BHOC: SUPER HEROES BATTLE SUPER-GORILLAS #1

Back at that same far-off stationary store maybe a week later to pick up whatever we had ordered for Cub Scouting, I came across this beauty, which never showed up at my regular 7-11. I’d seen the ads and so I was primed to read it. But to start with, boy, what an ugly mess … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER HEROES BATTLE SUPER-GORILLAS #1

BHOC: SUPER-FRIENDS #1

The cartoon had been airing on Saturday mornings for about three years at this point, constantly rerunning the same 16 episodes again and again, but in 1976 DC finally got around to doing a comic book tie-in. And because of the characters it featured, I bought the first issue. I was a regular viewer of … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-FRIENDS #1

BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #3

If the first issue of SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS that I read, #2, was a comic book that I liked, then this next issue, #3, sealed the deal. I picked it up at my regular 7-11, and was glad to see it. So this cover represents my first encounter with Darkseid. It’s not an incredibly … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #3

BHOC: WONDER WOMAN #224

Another book whose origins I’m a bit foggy on, which makes me think that it was probably purchased for my brother Ken and eventually wound up with me. A solid enough cover by Ernie Chua on this issue of WONDER WOMAN, a Julie Schwartz-edited title that I only followed intermittently. It’s become pretty typical among … Continue reading BHOC: WONDER WOMAN #224