Monday, June 14, 2021

Happy Flag Day 2021

Saluting the American flag with Mary Marvel (the Shazam Girl, according to the cover) with this Golden Age cover by Jack Binder from Wow Comics #53 (July, 1943) on Flag Day!


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Happy Birthday George Perez

A little happy birthday to artist George Perez...


...and, here are a few DC Digests that have his art on the cover!



Best of DC 17 (October, 1981)

A cover of Supergirl by George Perez and Dick Giordano, with issues inside reprinting Supergirl stories from Action Comics #256, #285, #318, Adventure Comics #424, Supergirl #1 and Superman Family #165!



Great tales summarizing the career of Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, aka Linda Lee aka Linda Danvers!





Best of DC 21 (February, 1982)

The Justice Society of America are rebuilding on this cover, all by George Perez himself, with stories in this issue including DC Special #29, All-Star Comics #35 and Brave and the Bold #62!


These tales include the original of the JLA, the first appearance of Per Degaton and a Starman/Black Canary team up!





DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest 19 (March, 1982)

The original Doom Patrol are on view on this little cover by George Perez and Frank Giacoia, with stories inside including My Greatest Adventure #80, Doom Patrol #86, #91 and #90!

These tales include the first appearance of the Doom Patrol, the Brotherhood of Evil, Mento and battle royale!

Didn't forget about the New Teen Titans Digest, but that one is so special, it will get its own coverage!




Monday, June 7, 2021

Remembering Dean Martin

Remembering singer, comedian and roast master Dean Martin (June 7, 1917 - December 25, 1995) on his birthday, with a look at a few of the covers The King of Cool shared with his partner, Jerry Lewis, of The Adventures Of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, which ran 40 issues from July-August, 1952 to October, 1957.


10 and 12 by Owen Fitzgerald



19 and 24 by Bob Oksner



30 and 33 by Owen Fitzgerald





When Martin and Lewis split, the title continued with just Jerry, and more information on that is here!

But, why didn't Martin get his own title?

 

Friday, June 4, 2021

Happy Doughnut Day 2021

Enjoy National Doughnut Day with Jughead Jones, as he works hard on the cover of Jughead #222 (November, 1973) by Dan DeCarlo and Rudy Lapick.


Wonder what the eating machine that is Jughead did with those donut holes?


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Happy Birthday Pat Boone

Hoping singer, actor, songwriter and author Pat Boone has himself a super birthday today....and, back in the day he was being vexed by Superman, in Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane #9 (May, 1959), under this cover by Curt Swan.


In "Superman's Mystery Song" by Robert Bernstein, Dick Sprang and John Forte, Superman had to prevent Pat and Lois from singing a song about Superman that Clark had co-wrote!  


Clark had accidentally put a little too much information into the song....and, if heard by the public, his identity could be deduced. 



This issue also was to get the comic reading audience ready for Pat Boone's own comic book title, which had photo covers, and lasted for five issues, from September-October, 1959 to May-June, 1960.



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Monday, May 31, 2021

For Memorial Day

Saluting our fallen military heroes this Memorial Day, with this Joe Kubert cover of Unknown Soldier....

...here, in Unknown Soldier #216 (June, 1978), a soldier who had an old bugle ended up using it to save the day, before his life was taken, saving his friends....

...and that is the type of sacrifice we honor today.


Friday, May 28, 2021

National Hamburger Day 2021 With Jughead

Jughead Jones is thinking about his true love as he sings for the Archies....and, that is a hamburger!  

How appropriate for today is National Hamburger Day.  

Enjoy this cover by Dan DeCarlo and Rudy Lapick from Jughead #192 (May, 1971) and maybe a burger yourself!