Friday, September 28, 2018

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: The Groovy Age JLA Covers That Really Grabbed Me

The title says it all, Groove-ophiles! Ol' Groove is just in the mood to pore over those Justice League of America covers that grabbed my imagination when I was just a Li'l Groove. Not just the awesome artistry of talented titans like Mike Sekowsky, Murphy Anderson, Carmine Infantino, Neal Adams, Gil Kane, and Nick Cardy, but the total package these covers presented. The logo, the layouts, the roll call, the colors, the lettering, even the judicious use of word balloons, captions, and titles all came together to create a magic spell that made quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies all disappear from my pocket. Feast your eyes, baby!


  1. I love this era of the JLA and the covers grab me too. They remind me of the time and that evokes my own nostalgia. I loved the satellite when it first came out.It seemed to make sense and somehow seemed hopeful. Some of the team-ups of that era sucked but were good.

  2. ps most of those issues came in the mail for me. That made it cool. I loved getting them in the mail. Made it easier to find them and that was before comic shops in Texas. Had to search drugstores in those days it was embarrassing to admit you still liked comic books in high school.

  3. The Grown-up Robin costume was so silly, but I loved the debut as a kid! Now I think it's kid of retro cool. Thankfully, with photoshop, after all these years I can color the nose!

    1. The Robin dominated cover of 55 was at the tail end of DC milking the Batman TV show for increased sales. As a kid I thought the costume was so cool and loved the addition of Robin to the ranks of our heroes from Earth-2.



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