Friday, July 1, 2011

Making a Splash: Dick Dillin's Annual JLA/JSA Team-ups, Part Two

We're back with more great summertime/JLA/JSA/Dick Dillin memories, Groove-ophiles! Today we're covering 1973-1980, and things get bigger and better than ever! After bringing the Seven Soldiers of Victory out of limbo (literally!) in their 1972 team-up and rescuing Earth-X and the Freedom Fighters in '73, our two super-teams supreme spent most of the rest of the Groovy Age meeting other groups of heroes from different times and/or earths.  SHAZAM! and the Fawcett heroes. The Legion of Super-Heroes. A time-displaced group featuring Jonah Hex, Enemy Ace, and the Viking Prince. The New Gods. Even writers Cary Bates and Elliot S! Maggin and editor Julie Schwartz! That was some great run of comix!

And still, good ol' Dick Dillin was there to make these ca-razee stories, not only work, but look cool! It was fitting that when Mr. Dillin passed away in 1980 he'd finished the first part of a JLA/JSA summer team-up. It featured the New Gods and Ol' Groove thinks that final story might've been Dick's best work ever.

Thank you, Dick Dillin, for making all those summers even more special.


  1. Thanks! The JLA/JSA team-up was one of the highlights of my summers. I can remember the excitement when I saw the new issue at the store each June.


  2. Great covers. I wish Dick Dillin would have had a chance to do the JLA/Avengers team-up. I would have loved to see his version of the Avengers.

  3. The JLA/JSA summer books were absolutely the MUST HAVE books on the spinner rack.
    When I see some of the books now days, I wonder who the heck the characters are supposed to be.
    Look at the scans.
    Dick Dillin knew exactly they looked like. No one did it better.



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