Monday, June 30, 2008

Lois Lane - 1967

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I tried to find an ad for a book with an On Sale date of June 30th; I got pretty close!

As a kid, I was never into Kurt Schaffenberger's work too much, now of course I realize its totally awesome. The guy was a friggin' genius.


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Secret Origins - 1986

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I always liked the Secret Origins book. It got a little bogged down sometimes in retrofitting old stories to fit current continuity, but it could be a lot of fun and it really came into its own when some new editor named Mark Waid took over.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Pulp Heroes Week, Part 5 - 1973

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An absolutely superb ad, the exact approach to take for something as unusual as The Shadow. I love that its in black and white.

Come to think of it, when they made The Shadow movie in 1995, this scene should've been the trailer. Period.

This ad was sent to me by my pal Craig Wichman, who I believe stands alone as the only person to have sent something to me for every single one of my blogs. Thanks Craig!


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pulp Heroes Week, Part 4 - 1987

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I didn't read DC's Doc Savage comic too much, but this is a nifty ad.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pulp Heroes Week, Part 3 - 1973

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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of mid-1970s newsvendors?


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pulp Heroes Week, Part 2 - 1975

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I was confused by this book as a kid--is the book called The Avenger, or Justice Inc.? And why is he all-white? Questions, questions...


Monday, June 23, 2008

Pulp Heroes Week, Part 1 - 1973

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Pulp heroes have had a tough time as comic book stars, but is wasn't for lack of trying. All this week I'll be posting some beautiful ads starring DC's pulp heroes!


Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Outsiders - 1985

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I was--and remain--a fan of Mike W. Barr's work, and The Outsiders (and the earlier version, Batman and the Outsiders) was one of my favorite titles.

...that has nothing to do with this ad, I just wanted to say that.


Friday, June 20, 2008

Showcase: Jason's Quest - 1970

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This is one unusual ad!


Monday, June 16, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Dark Knight Returns - 1986

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...did this series ever go anywhere?


Saturday, June 14, 2008

'Mazing Man - 1986

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I really loved 'Mazing Man, it was cute and funny and of course didn't stand a chance in the mid-80s comic book marketplace.

I'd love to see DC try it again--they've brought back Jonah Hex, Bat Lash, The War That Time Forgot, why not 'Maze?


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Batman - 1969

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That cover is so odd it makes me want to find a copy...


Monday, June 9, 2008

The Secret Six - 1968

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An innovative ad for an innovative cover to an innovative book!


Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Annual Tradition - 1982

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I was so glad when DC brought back their annuals; I always thought the concept was a neat one--usually DC or Marvel would cram them to the staples with fun stuff that you didn't see in the regular books.

This ad is kinda dull for what should be a Giant Announcement, but at least they brought the Annuals back...