Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ol' Groove's Request Line: More Deadman!

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Here's a Tuesday double-play featuring one of the most requested characters in the (admittedly short) history of DotGk: Deadman! The two stories you'll be perusing today are from the end of Deadman's run in the Dollar Comics version of Adventure Comics (issues 465-466, June/August 1979). I chose these stories for a couple of reasons: they're both done-in-one (the biggest part of this run was a continuing serial) aaaaand they're far-out! Written by Len Wein and drawn by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (with the first being inked by Dick Giordano), these stories put the Ghost of Boston Brand in a couple of down-to-earth, human interest situations reminiscent of the "relevant" phase DC enjoyed during the early 1970s. The quality of Wein and Garcia-Lopez's efforts on these titanic tales is astronomical, baby! It's criminal that these two gents aren't working on high-profile projects in today's market. Wouldn't ya just love to see 'em on a brand new Deadman graphic novel? C'mon, DC--get with it!


  1. Those dollar comics of the late '70s were generating some of DC's best output at the time - I loved Adventure in particular. These two Deadman stories in particular introduced me to the character. Great stuff, thanks for posting.

  2. Caught up to this late, sorry. These postings by Groove have been my sole exposure to Deadman, so far. The origin story had a golden age vibe that I really dug; while the latter stories, it seems, are more 70's relevant. I particularly liked the 2nd story.

    JLGL is fantastic! He's my favorite Jonah Hex artist.



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