The NATIONAL LAMPOON is one of the great publishing success stories of the 1970s. It was effectively spun out of the long-running Harvard Lampoon published by that institution of higher learning by a number of graduates, and it successfully plugged into the zeitgeist of its era, expanding at its height beyond simply a monthly magazine … Continue reading Brand Echh: National Lampoon and the other Neal Adams Deadman
SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS was approaching its final days, not that that was known either to me or to the people who were producing it. It would become a casualty of the fabled "DC Implosion" in just a few short months. But for now, it was continuing to be published and it was still a … Continue reading BHOC: SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #14
comicbookcovers: Strange Adventures #183, December 1965, Pencils: Jim Mooney
comicbookcovers: Strange Adventures #162, March 1964, Pencils: Murphy Anderson
thebristolboard: Classic cover by Gill Kane (pencils and inks) and Jack Adler (wash) from Strange Adventures #110, published by DC Comics, November 1959.
How can you not want to read this issue of STRANGE ADVENTURES, thanks to it’s Gil Kane cover? It’s got aliens disguising themselves as anthropomorphic snowmen, complete with battered top hats and carrot noses, in order to conquer the world!
comicbookcovers: Strange Adventures #196,January 1967, cover by Jack Sparling
A great STRANGE ADVENTURES cover by Neal Adams, who at this point was making a real name for himself as an extraordinary cover artist. Adams tended to color-direct his own pieces, which meant that the coloring was worked into the design, as it is here. The red of Deadman pops beautifully against the subdued greens … Continue reading Great Covers – STRANGE ADVENTURES #207
comicbookcovers: Strange Adventures #51, December 1954, cover by Murphy Anderson
Is this Gil Kane cover to STRANGE ADVENTURES #75 the greatest comic book cover ever produced? Could be! I mean, it has everything! A gun-toting gorilla! Who’s robbing a library of books! So that he can conquer the world! And (of course) he talks! This is one where the concept itself is more important than … Continue reading Great Covers – STRANGE ADVENTURES #75