Friday, June 28, 2013

Making a Splash: DC Comics 40 Years Ago This Month, June 1973

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! The Summer of 73 was one of the best ever for Young Groove (as I rapped about on the Marvel Splashes post here). Lots of time in the swimming pool, lotsa visits with/from my cousins, cool music on the radio, and an awesome array of comics, natch! While Marvel-mania was in full swing, DC was pulling out all the stops, too! Len Wein and Dick Dillin brought back the Freedom Fighters in JLA, Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams gave us their ultimate Joker tale (and Neal's most iconic Batman pic), King Kirby was going nuts on Kamandi and The Demon, and Dave Cockrum's art gave the Legion of Super-Heroes a new lease on life! Old faves like Novick, Kubert, Swan, Beck, Heath, and Glanzman were showing us how great comics should look, while new guys like Chaykin, Simonson, and Wrightson were blazing new trails. And what about the fellas from the Philippines like Nino, Alcala, and DeZuniga? Wow!! But hey, why am I rappin' when you could be gettin' all googly-eyed? Onward!!

Our Army at War #260

Superboy #197

Witching Hour #34

Weird Western Tales #19


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Special thanks to Mike's Amazing World of Comics and Grand Comics Database for being such fantastic resources for covers, dates, creator info, etc. Thou art treasures true!

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As for the rest of ya, the purpose of this blog is to (re)introduce you to the great comics of the 1970s. If you like what you see, do what I do--go to a comics shop, bookstore, e-Bay or whatever and BUY YOUR OWN!