Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Groovy Christmases Past! Making a Splash: DC Comics 40 Years Ago this Month

Happy ho, ho, ho to you, Groove-ophiles! Whaddya say we hop on the Cosmic Treadmill and take a trip back in time--to December 1971, to be exact! It'll be worth the trip to see what groovy goodies DC Comics stuck in the swingin' spinner rack to make it Christmas every day! Check it out...





Story and art by Robert Kanigher and Gray Morrow


Story and art by Bob Haney and Jim Aparo



Story and art by Jack Kirby with Mike Royer

Story and art by Jack Kirby with Mike Royer

Story and art by Robert Kanigher and Russ Heath



Story and art by Sergio Aragones and Wally Wood


Story and art by Jack Oleck and Bill Draut


Story and art by Jack Kirby with Mike Royer



Story and art by Robert Kanigher and Rich Buckler with Dick Giordano

Story and art by Jack Kirby with Mike Royer





Story and art by Bob Haney and Joe Kubert


Story and art by Leo Dorfman and Bob Brown with Murphy Anderson



Art by George Tuska


Story and art by George Kashdan and Jerry Grandenetti


Wow, what an awesome array of angelic artists! Everyone from the usual suspects like Swan, Aparo, Dillin, Novick, and Oskner to Marvel-ous migrants like Kirby, Heck, and Tuska to new guys like Buckler, Thorne, and Cockrum! And do my wondering eyes detect Toth, Severin, and Elias decking DC's halls? Yeah, it's Definitely Christmas!

3 comments:

  1. Wow! An epic post! And I loved that Luthor story -- The Man Who Murdered the World -- when it came out....

    Happy Xmas!

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  2. Toth
    Robbins
    and Jerry Grandenetti!

    Just kinda carries the cares of the world away...

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  3. I still have that Luthor issue; got it when I was nine (evidently), one of my earliest superhero comics. A huge favorite from my childhood.

    Thanks for this great post!

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