In the latter part of the 1960s, change was beginning to be felt within the halls of venerable old DC Comics (then operating as National Periodical Publications.) The culture at large was going through a shift, and so the tried-and-true methodology that had kept the giant publisher on top was no longer working as well … Continue reading TEEN TITANS #20: Titans Don’t Fit the Battle of Jericho
I'm going to keep posting these as I come across covers in my travels that strike me as qualifying for the distinction. This Nick Cardy TEEN TITANS cover is simultaneously of its time and excellent, a prime example of why Cardy became DC's main super hero cover artist in the early 1970s. That hot purple … Continue reading Great Covers – TEEN TITANS #26
My subscription copy of FLASH turned up right around this time, and it was a good one. How cold I not like it, given that it featured a young character who drew his own comics and super heroes, just like I did. The cover on this one is by Rich Buckler, who began being used … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH #248
Summer was drawing nearer, and so this issue of DC SUPER-STARS arrived at the 7-11, touted as a summer spectacular. I can’t say that I was the biggest Aquaman fan–I knew him, of course, from Super-Friends and his appearances in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. But none of those appearances had really driven me to seek … Continue reading BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #7
Another month brought another subscription copy of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA to my mailbox. I know I keep harping on this point, but boy that’s a weird-looking Ernie Chua/Chan cover. Neither Green Arrow nor Aquaman have legs, and the scratchboard technique on the background is a bit overpowering. Ernie was the regular cover artist for … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #130
Another issue of SUPERMAN, and another cover with some crude and chunky inking on it. For the next couple of years, this would be the look of DC covers, a transition from the clean compositions of Carmine Infantino and the expert draftsmanship of Nick Cardy. This was a sort of average issue of SUPERMAN, not … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #290
comicbookcovers: Secret Six #2, july 1968, Pencils: Nick Cardy
Another Treasury Edition brought home by my father, and proof positive that we were in the closing months of 1974. I would have been reading comics for a year and a half at this point. These Christmas Specials used to be a regular thing, attractive even to more casual purchasers as something that could be … Continue reading BHOC: LIMITED COLLECTORS’ EDITION #C-34
It’s really the brilliant color that makes this one.
Good color, great composition, tells a full story in one image.