Friday, March 17, 2023

A Happy Harley Saint Patrick's Day

A happy Saint Patrick's Day to one and all...

..but Harley Quinn doesn't need anyone's well wishes, as she got the pot of gold from the leprechaun (though he seems to have put up a fight)... on the Frank Cho variant cover for Harley Quinn #71 (May, 2020).

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Jimmy Olsen Amnesiac Orphan

It seems hard to believe that with all the trials that Jimmy Olsen has been through, that he'd ever forget about them...

...but, that's just what happened here, under a cover by Curt Swan and Stan Kaye, in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #46 (July, 1960), as he lost him memory and ended up in an orphanage... 

...coincidentally, the one Supergirl was living in at the time!

Jimmy Olsen, Orphan!

In this story by Jerry Siegel, Curt Swan and John Forte, Jimmy gets an assignment to cover a flood (because both Lois and Clark were busy), but should be careful, as Superman is away in space.  At the town, Jimmy gets hit on the head while rescuing a cat, and loses his memory.  Jimmy is found with no identification, so ends up at an orphanage....but, it is in Midvale, where Supergirl lives as Linda Lee.  

There, Linda recognizes him, but as Superman's secret weapon at this time, cannot reveal herself as knowing him.  Linda tries to keep Jimmy from getting adopted before his memory returns.  Jimmy's memory returns as Linda triggers his memories (thanks to a previous meeting when Jimmy was a Wolf Man), but wants to stay to get a story about being an orphan.  Jimmy nearly discovers Linda's identity as Supergirl before Linda can get Superman to come and take the wayward cub reporter back to the Daily Planet. 

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Superman Fights Time

Ever feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day?

Well, you can join with Superman, who had that same problem in Action Comics #551 (January, 1984) by Marv Wolfman and Gil Kane, where Superman fights H.I.V.E. and other disasters, but still striving to be the hero (and what would he do if he had one hour less, which is a part of Daylight Saving Time....), as the Metropolis Eagle writes negative articles about the Man of Steel.  

Superman still manages to deal with everything all over the world, including getting to Moscow to get a cure for Jeffrey and Jennifer O'Hara in Metropolis, who have a rare disease only a Russian doctor has a cure for.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Remembering Artist Gray Morrow

Remembering artist Gray Morrow (March 7, 1934 - November 6, 2001) on his birthday with a collection of his covers featuring the adaptation of the 1984 movie, Sheena, starring Tanya Roberts as the lead character (Janet Ames, who lost her parents in Africa, and was raised by the local Shaman), with support from Ted Wass.   

The Sheena movie was adapted in 1984 by Cary Burkett, with Gray Morrow providing the art for Marvel Super Special #34, with the story being split into two parts for a pair of Sheena comics, which were cover dated December, 1984 and February, 1984; the movie was a light adventure, with stunning shots of the land of Africa (as well as Ms. Tanya Roberts) suited to the artistic style of Gray Morrow.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Remembering Artist Eduardo Barreto

Remembering Uruguayan artist Eduardo Barreto (March 1, 1954 - December 15, 2011) on his birthday with his covers to the Paradise Island Princess, Wonder Woman (and one bonus team-up with Superman, who he did more than a few covers for as well).

Wonder Woman #316 and #317 (June and July, 1984)


Wonder Woman #318 and #319 (August and September, 1984)


Wonder Woman #320 and #321 (October and November, 1984)


Wonder Woman #322 and DC Comics Presents #76 (December, 1984)


Wonder Woman #323 and #327 (February and September, 1985)


Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The Mighty Superman


Superman, the defender of truth, justice and the American way, shows that part of that is also to defend the entire Earth, represented well by this image by Neal Adams and Dick Giordano, from the February entry of the 1976 Super DC Calendar.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Love Behind Bars

Love Behind Bars...where love flourished, even when jail time is involved.

Here's a pair of issues of DC's Young Love that focuses on a couple, imprisoned by love!

Love Behind Bars

First up, Young Love #119 (December-January, 1975/1976) with a cover by Bob Oksner, and story by Robert Kanigher, Art Saaf and Vince Colletta, with the story of how Stephie's boyfriend, Vic, went to jail for auto theft,  as he stole a car to keep her from getting wet in the rain.  

Stephie then had to decide if she would take him back after he served his time against all the advise of her friends...

...this one ended with a cliffhanger...

...but wait!  There's more!

Love Behind Bars II

With Young Love #124 (March, 1977), under a cover by Dick Giordano, Robert Kanigher, Ric Estrada and Vince Colletta continue the story of Stephie and Vic.  

Stephie runs away when Vic gets out of prison, heads to New York City, has her wallet stolen by an old man on the bus, is taken advantage of by an older couple, who take her to a house of prostitution pretending to be a halfway house, where she was about to be taken by a client, but saved as the police raid, though she is arrested with the other street girls.  

In prison, Stephie is surprised, as Vic arrives to take her home, who still loves her (even if she inexplicably went from a redhead to a brunette!).