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: 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

WC: GREEN LANTERN #7

When I was a kid, Green Lantern was my second favorite super hero, right behind the Flash (just as he was right behind the Scarlet Speedster in those days, when his strip was a back-up in FLASH.) This despite the fact that somehow, the character conception is nonsense. Green lantern--it's such a weird name for … Continue reading WC: GREEN LANTERN #7

BHOC: BATMAN FAMILY #4

Another month, another issue of BATMAN FAMILY. The lure of the oversized comic book packed with reprints was impossible for me to resist. This is a solid cover–that brown color is a somewhat odd choice, but it definitely makes all of the elements pop well. And the art image by Ernie Chua is crisp and … Continue reading BHOC: BATMAN FAMILY #4

BHOC: DC SPECIAL #20

The next issue of DC SPECIAL was an all-Green Lantern extravaganza, the second (although I never saw the first) that helped to test the waters for the return of the Emerald Warrior’s own series in a few months. I loved this Mike Grell cover, so much so that my Mother sewed a needlepoint recreation of … Continue reading BHOC: DC SPECIAL #20