by Steve McLean
or ... A Boy in Comic Book Heaven!!!
Those were the days when comic books only cost a dime an issue, making it easy to collect at least ten of your monthly favorites for only a dollar out of your $10.00 allowance money. How I loved that!!! Because I had become a big DC comics fan, reveling in the adventures of SUPERMAN, BATMAN, LOIS LANE, JIMMY OLSEN, THE FLASH, GREEN LANTERN, and, especially, BLACKHAWK and his band of elite militarily-trained heroes, who fought and conquered all kinds of unique villains (and even aliens) with their cleverly designed super-weapons!!! The BLACKHAWK team were like the "Steve McGarrett" team of elite heroes on the remake of the HAWAII FIVE-O TV series of today that is one of my favorite series, taking on and catching unique criminals and putting them in jail. So, from 1957 into the 1970s I enjoyed building up quite a large collection of DC comic book favorites that I wish I still had today. They'd be worth "a fortune" if I decided to part with them! But over the years, they were all eliminated, in one way or another, from my life, save for this one issue of ACTION comics (depicted in its cover above) that I found recently among my saved treasures from the past. How I miss reading and collecting all those comic books!!!