Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Making A Splash: DC Comics, December, 1973

Believe it or not, there was a time when you could pick up a comicbook and tell what company published it. Not based on the character, logo, or indicia, but based on the style of art and writing. Just check out these DC Comics splash pages from December, 1973. There's no way you could mistake these for Marvels, baby! (And no, that is not a put down!)

Can you dig it? Adams, Aparo, Alcala, Cockrum, Kirby, Kubert, Novick, Nino, Swan, Wrightson, and so many other Groovy Age Greats, just sitting there on the spinner-rack waiting for us to plunk down two thin dimes... Ol' Groove ain't jivin' when he says the 70s were far-out, baby!


  1. Awesome stuff! It just doesn't get any better.

  2. Never had the opportunity to check out 1970s DC until recent times. My earliest DC stuff was due to Gene Colan doing art on BATMAN and DETECTIVE COMICS in the early 1980s, and Perez on NEW TEEN TITANS. Weirdly, concerning the '70s DC stuff, I enjoy DC of that period more as an adult than I ever could have as a kid. Which is contrary to the idea that Marvel was the company hip with the college-age reader while DC maintained the general readership approach. I am unabashedly a 1970s DC guy now, long after I missed it!



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