The Comics Code was introduced in 1955 and marked a sea change for the comic book industry. In an attempt to stave off concerns that comics were warping the young minds who were reading them (to say nothing of the minds of the many adults who would occasionally peruse one) the industry created the Comics … Continue reading Your Comics Code At Work – Plastic Man #63
Great Covers – POLICE COMICS #27
Here’s a pretty novel POLICE COMICS cover by Jack Cole featuring Plastic Man and the Spirit. It’s novel in that it conceals the lead character completely in shadow, and lets his subterfuge of being a lamppost provide both the drama and the humor of the situation.
Great Covers – NATIONAL COMICS #26
A super-simple patriotic cover by Lou Fine for NATIONAL COMICS, featuring Uncle Sam. This one could practically be the cover of an edition of the Saturday Evening Post, and evokes the classic James Montgomery Flagg image to good effect.