Sunday, March 9, 2008

"3 Amazing Batman Thrillers!" - 1978



Frank Lee Delano said...

I'd like to make a request, now that I see you've broken the 1988 boundary into the 2000's: the "Zero Hour" full page "Crimson Clock" promotion from 1993. It was the 13th installment of their "DC Universe" editorial series. I want to see it somewhere online, and keep fighting the urge to post it myself, but I think it would be better suited here. That image got me so exited about Zero Hour, a book creatively defeated by the quality of the hype that preceeded it.

rob! said...

i had intended to not go past, say, the late 80s, but that Darwyn Cooke piece was just too good not to post.

if i come across that ZH ad, tho, i'll put it up. i haven't found it yet in the comics i have around me.

Earth 2 Chris said...

Ah the first Batman comic I remember having bought for me. I may have had earlier issues, but this one I clearly remember. So began my mania...


Wich2 said...


Showcase 105 never happened, right?
Didn't it Implode?

-Craig W.

rob! said...


yep. except for the Batman book, that ad features books that never actually got published due to the DC Implosion.

gives you an idea how abrupt all that was.

Wich2 said...

That sucketh.

I know some Implosion stuff was repurposed; anyone know if this DEADMAN story was? (I mean, other than in the inaccessible Canceled Comics Cavalcade.)

-Craig W.

Frank Lee Delano said...

Surely someone has a copy of CCC for torrent somewhere. Hopefully.

russell said...

I seem to recall that this Deadman story appeared later in Adventure Comics?