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

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

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: 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

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

One of the drivers of interest in the Superman series when it was first starting out was the romantic triangle between Lois Lane, her would-be suitor Clark Kent, and Kent's powerful alter-ego, Superman. While this relationship has largely been pushed to the wayside over the past 20 years or so of publishing, it was a … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: The Buried Newspaper Marriage of Superman and Lois Lane

WC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #140

This was the oldest issue of WORLD'S FINEST COMICS that I got in among my Windfall Comics purchase of 1988. The title was another one that serious collectors didn't much bother with for the most part, so back issues were both plentiful and relatively affordable. There were a few issues of WORLD'S FINEST in the … Continue reading WC: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #140

WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #23

This issue of SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN was I believe the oldest book that I got in my Windfall Comics purchase of about 150 prime Silver Age comic books for $50.00 in 1988. It's really a pre-Silver Age 1950s issue in tone and spirit, and a good example of the kinds of stories the Superman … Continue reading WC: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #23

REAL FACT COMICS #5 and the True Story of Batman and Robin

I promised Jerry Ordway that I would do a piece on this particular story, and given that Batman Day was this weekend, it seems like a fitting moment to revisit this story. REAL FACT COMICS was a post-war innovation on the part of DC Comics. It was part of a small but widely-spoken-of effort to … Continue reading REAL FACT COMICS #5 and the True Story of Batman and Robin