Jumping in here for a moment about my Bat reading. Lets start with a giant coincidence my name is Bruce Wayne Hinds. NOT named after the comic character as neither of my parents knew of the alter ego for Batman as they never read any of his comics. Given my father and my uncle's middle names since my mother refused to give me my grandfather and dad's name forever marking me as a 3rd.
Growing up my 1st Batman memories are of the Adam West show, an old paperback pages turned yellow with a red cover which reprinted Bob Kane (only name spotlighted so I never knew otherwise how little he truly had to do with it all) Bat's origin and early adventures gifted to me from my grandparents from a thrift store.. That was around age 6. Then the cartoons and around age 12 comic books became a "thing" in my life. From age 12 to age 15 (roughly 1974 to 1978) I was limited in comic purchases by my mother so I would only grab the occasional Batman.
Then high school during my sophomore year 1977 I began finding Batman, Detective and Brave & Bold regularly at several Circle-K stores near my school. Now I was able to pick and choose what issues interested me most. What sucked was the inconsistency of never finding consecutive issues regularly at the stores. It was difficult hunting so many times I flipped through issues only to put them aside for being part 1 or 2 or 3 of a story.
Senior year 1980 I was getting quite a few single story issues and that summer across from my college as a freshman I found my 1st LCS. THEN I WAS IN HEAVEN. Now began my foray into collecting Battyman as I had him on my pull list. Batman the main title was kind of hit or miss for my liking but the Grant/Breyfogle team made Detective as my favorite very quickly. Aparo had me grab up B&B until its end. The coming of Moench Newton Colan will soon arrive and become MY Batman.
Watch for more comments as Shax progresses in his reviews.
Gimme a home on the ol' prairie where I can sit in my rockin' chair reading my favorite old comic books of yesteryear!