WC: SUPERMAN #141

This issue of SUPERMAN was a noteworthy one, containing possibly the most memorable story the Man of Steel's creator Jerry Siegel ever wrote concerning his might-muscled powerhouse of a character. It's definitely well-remembered by those who read it in the era in which it was published. And it was another book that wound up in … Continue reading WC: SUPERMAN #141

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

Forgotten Masterpiece: The Superman Manga of Tatsuo Yoshida

This is another of those overseas publications where, thanks to both the scarcity of information and the language barrier, I'm only going to be able to tell you so much. But it's an interesting and forgotten bit of DC history, and worth shedding a bit more light on. In 1959, thanks to the ADVENTURES OF … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: The Superman Manga of Tatsuo Yoshida

The First Book-Length Superman Adventure

A short while back, we covered an issue of SUPERMAN that I had purchased in 1988 as a part of my big Windfall Comics buy. That issue featured a single full-length Superman adventure rather than the usual three shorter stories that the title typically ran. (That story was broken up into three discrete chapters so … Continue reading The First Book-Length Superman Adventure

WC: SUPERMAN #132

This 1959 issue of SUPERMAN represented a rare departure from the format of the series, one that would be used more and more often in the coming years as the tastes of the audience changed over time. Rather than featuring three shorter Superman stories, as all of the books in the line were doing, here … Continue reading WC: SUPERMAN #132

Jerry Lewis Meets Superman

We covered the first of comedian Jerry Lewis's encounters with the DC super heroes here, in the story in which he and his cast crossed paths with the most popular Caped Crusader of the mid-1960s, Batman. https://tombrevoort.com/2021/10/17/jerry-lewis-meets-batman-and-robin/ Apparently, that issue must have performed well (which is no surprise seeing as how it hit the stands … Continue reading Jerry Lewis Meets Superman

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

5BC: Five More Times Marvel Referenced DC Characters In Interesting Ways

The fannish desire for a unified field theory of fictional comic book universes is strong, and a fun game to play--especially when considering meetings between characters at rival publishing houses, characters who in all likelihood will never get to interact on the page (or at least not in the way the fans might desire.) Some … Continue reading 5BC: Five More Times Marvel Referenced DC Characters In Interesting Ways

Forgotten Masterpiece: The Massacre of the Innocents

Here's another forgotten, fannish collection, a story that was serialized across three issues of the long-running fanzine The ROCKET'S BLAST COMICOLLECTOR. It was produced by artist Brad Caslor, who would eventually go into animation as a storyboard artist and director. But here, he channels the individual styles of close to a dozen other creators to … Continue reading Forgotten Masterpiece: The Massacre of the Innocents

The First and Last of Herbie

Herbie Popnecker was introduced in a short one-off story that originally saw print in FORBIDDEN WORLDS #73. It was intended as a throwaway tale, one more short strange adventure to fill the pages of the anthology series. But the story and the character proved popular with readers, and creator Richard Hughes subsequently brought him back … Continue reading The First and Last of Herbie