WC: WORLD’S FINEST COMCS #150

This issue of WORLD'S FINEST COMICS was released after a recent editorial shake-up at DC, one which saw editor Julie schwartz taking over the Batman titles from Jack Schiff. The singular exception was WORLD'S FINEST, which instead was delivered into the hands of Superman editor Mort Weisinger. Which makes sense--Mort's books were the top-sellers in … Continue reading WC: WORLD’S FINEST COMCS #150

WC: SUPERMAN #141

This issue of SUPERMAN was a noteworthy one, containing possibly the most memorable story the Man of Steel's creator Jerry Siegel ever wrote concerning his might-muscled powerhouse of a character. It's definitely well-remembered by those who read it in the era in which it was published. And it was another book that wound up in … Continue reading WC: SUPERMAN #141

Forgotten Masterpiece: The Lost and Most Obscure Marvel/DC Crossover

SUPERMAN VS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, the first of the real DC and Marvel crossovers (putting aside the WIZARD OF OZ co-produced Treasury) was an enormous success for both companies. Despite being priced at $2.00 as a time when regular comic books were only 30 cents, it sold in huge quantities--enough to make DC look for … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: The Lost and Most Obscure Marvel/DC Crossover

Superman: This Island Bradman

What is the rarest Superman comic book in existence? That's a question that would invite a great deal of debate. But there's some compelling evidence to indicate that it may be this one. This Superman custom comic book had a print run of only around 200 copies total, and was distributed to an incredibly select … Continue reading Superman: This Island Bradman

WC: SHOWCASE #40

Among the more memorable strips DC launched during the Silver Age of Comics was Metal Men. The brainchild of writer Robert Kanigher and artists Ross Andru and Mike Esposito, the Metal Men was a team of robots, each one crafted out of a particular element, who battled super-scientific menaces under the direction of their creator, … Continue reading WC: SHOWCASE #40

Forgotten Masterpiece: The Buried Newspaper Marriage of Superman and Lois Lane, Part 3

When we left things off on this sequence revising the two-year marriage between Clark Kent and Lois Lane in the SUPERMAN newspaper strip between 1949 and 1952, and its eventual disillusionment, Lois had penned an article revealing to the world that her husband was really the Man of Steel. Making his way to the Daily … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: The Buried Newspaper Marriage of Superman and Lois Lane, Part 3

BHOC: ACTION COMICS #486

Another Thursday, another opportunity to ride my bike down into the center of town to our 7-11 after school to pick up the new comics. The conveyance and the distance has changed, and even the day of the week, but the process remains the same even today. There isn't much overt to say about picking … Continue reading BHOC: ACTION COMICS #486

Forgotten Masterpiece: The Buried Newspaper Marriage of Superman and Lois Lane, Part 2

December 20, 1949: Clark Kent marries Lois Lane, for real! As we related last time https://tombrevoort.com/2022/02/21/forgotten-masterpiece-the-buried-marriage-of-superman-and-lois-lane/ In the daily SUPERMAN newspaper strip, at the end of 1949, Clark Kent and Lois Lane got legitimately married. It was clear, looking at those strips, that the marriage was intended to be a dream on the part of … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: The Buried Newspaper Marriage of Superman and Lois Lane, Part 2

WC: MYSTERY IN SPACE #55

This issue of MYSTERY IN SPACE, another book that I got in my Windfall Comics purchase of 1988, sports another of those great halftone covers that DC production man Jack Adler was experimenting with. The added texture does give the piece a nice painterly quality, as well as far more subtlety than the typical DC … Continue reading WC: MYSTERY IN SPACE #55