Sunday, September 27, 2009

Batman Illustrated By Neal Adams

I was going through some of my archive editions the other day and pulled out this gem spotlighting the great Neal Adams' early work on the Caped Crusader. While I obviously think Jim Aparo was the best Batman artist of all time, you can't deny Adams' innovative work during a time when the character underwent a much needed darker makeover. This is the first of two volumes reprinting Adams' fantastic run. I highly recommend both. It shows the high quality of comics DC was putting out in the late 60's.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Comic-Con 40 Years Book

I just got this great book about the history of the San Diego Comic Con. It's chock full of goodies chronicling 40 years of the world's foremost pop culture convention. I love the Sergio Aragones cover which pretty much encapsulates what the show is all about. I've only been to one San Diego Con, in 2000, which was a very fun experience. If you've ever had any interest in this show, this book is for you. Here's the Amazon link. It's well worth the money.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Even More Bicentennial Goodies

A few weeks ago I posted some covers from the July, 1976 DC Comics line saluting our country's bicentennial. I love these books so I decided to post some more from that great time in DC history.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Batman War Covers

I thought I'd post some World War II era patriotic Batman covers courtesy of the fantastic Grand Comic Book Database. The first two are by the great Jerry Robinson and the third one is by the legendary Dick Sprang.

Batman #12, August-September, 1942

Batman #17, June-July, 1943

Batman #30, August-September, 1945

I can never get enough of these great Golden Age covers.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

All-American Comics #53

I really love this Irwin Hasen cover for All-American #53, cover dated October, 1943. I've been a fan of Hasen's for quite a while. His semi cartoony style fit in well with the Golden Age Green Lantern. I've met him a couple of times and got a sketch of the Golden Age Flash from him in 2002.

I need to pick up the Golden Age Green Lantern archives. It's the one archive series from the Golden Age that I don't have at least one volume of. I'm not sure why I don't. That needs to be rectified soon.

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