WC: DETECTIVE COMICS #324

This is a relatively effective cover for an issue of DETECTIVE COMICS in this period, even given that the series tended to look a bit antiquated when placed on the comic racks next to the other contemporary DC titles. That use of the close-up of the Robot Brain with Batman and Robin trapped inside it … Continue reading WC: DETECTIVE COMICS #324

WC: BATMAN #167

This particular issue of BATMAN was the only one I got in my Windfall Comics purchase of 1988 that featured editor Julie Schwartz's "New Look" revamp version of Batman and Robin. After years under former editor Jack Schiff and with sales dwindling, irwin Donenfeld shifted the Caped Crusader over to Schwartz's editorial control. Even at … Continue reading WC: BATMAN #167

WC: ADVENTURE COMICS #292

This issue of ADVENTURE COMICS is another book that came in that box of 150 Silver Age comics that I purchased in 1988 for fifty bones--what I think of as my "windfall comics" purchase since it came about entirely by luck. As with ACTION COMICS last week, ADVENTURE COMICS back issues weren't especially in demand … Continue reading WC: ADVENTURE COMICS #292

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: 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

WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #36

Here is another issue of SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN that I got in my Windfall purchase of 1988, when I bought a long box of around 150 silver age comics for $50.00, the best lucky stroke I've ever encountered in terms of collecting vintage comic books. It seems strange to modern sensibilities that a character … Continue reading WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #36

WC: GREEN LANTERN #8

This issue of GREEN LANTERN was noteworthy right on the face of it, as it featured one of production maven Jack Adler's washtone cover treatments on Gil Kane's illustration. These washtone pieces were experimented with on assorted DC titles in the late 1950s and early 1960s, most often the war books. But as far as … Continue reading WC: GREEN LANTERN #8