Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Humor Titles - 1967

Poor Fox and Crow--they don't even get to appear in an ad for their own book!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

"New From DC" - 1975

That top ad was certainly promoting titles, wasn't it?

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Comic Pacs/Subscriptions - 1963/1964

Man, what I wouldn't give to have a whole bunch of Comic-Pacs waiting for me under the tree this Christmas... (or better yet, that cool display stand!)

Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Showcase: I Spy!/Sgt. Rock - 1964

I love that I Spy ad--I've always wanted to pick up that particular book, just based on the ad and the cover.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Coming...Super-Attractions! - 1962

"Hey, that'd be a great name for a blog!"--me, a year ago today

Since today this is Coming Super Attractions! 1st anniversary, I thought we'd post a couple of ads from the different decades--1950, 1970, and 1980:
Starting tomorrow, as a way to kick off our 2nd year, we'll be posting two ads per day--as DC might say, For Double The Excitement!

Monday, December 15, 2008

All-Flash/Green Lantern - 1942

Wow, do I love these Golden Age ads...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Showcase: Firehair/World's Finest- 1969

This doesn't have anything to do with the ad, but the story in that issue of World's Finest is insane--it features a panel where an autopsy is performed on Superman, but was considered "so gruesome" by the editors that its entirely blacked out with a big "Censored" box over it. Weird stuff...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Jonah Hex/Weird Western Tales - 1980

An interestingly staged ad...I like Jonah and Scalphunter down there in the valley taking a stroll together.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Batman/The Flash - 1970

Two of the goofiest covers in DC's history, and both in one ad!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - 1962

Wow, that's a lot of text for a Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer ad!

Monday, December 8, 2008

"Dynamite's Coming!" - 1969

A really striking ad, I love the color burst over the b/w covers.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

"We Don't Rest On Our Laurels!" - 1981

One of the strangest tag lines ever for a comic book ad...and a little defensive, too.

Interesting to consider...all but three of three of the titles represented ended up being canceled.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Saga of The Swamp Thing/Fury of Firestorm - 1982

This was truly the age of superfluous title descriptors in comics.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen - 1969

Was there a more insane comic put out in the 60s than Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Flash - 1967

One of the great covers of the Silver Age!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - 1961

It's the Christmas season, time for one of DC's former biggest stars, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

Monday, December 1, 2008

"Go-Go" Checks - 1965

Up there with "Marvel Pop-Art Productions"--remember that?