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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Adventure Comics # 164, May, 1951

Diversity reigns in the ad below for DC's hottest titles of 1951.

Another nicely drawn Batman-style GA tale by George Papp, this one with Speedy's "replacement" as a sidekick, Bolt!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Adventure Comics # 163, April, 1951

The Superboy stories have slowly begun to resemble the more modern version of the character. Meanwhile, Buzzy continues to resemble Archie.

The Frazetta SHINING KNIGHT tales have recently turned up on another site so here's this issue's JOHNNY QUICK tale, a slightly surreal outing with solid storytelling from Ralph Mayo.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Adventure Comics # 162, March, 1951

We're moving into the lean fifties here with the glory days of EC right around the corner, a zillion westerns, war comics and blood and guts horror but very few superheroes...except here at DC. At ADVENTURE it's pretty much business as usual, in fact.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Adventure Comics # 161, February, 1951

GCD says this issue marked the first appearance of Lana Lang in ADVENTURE. From that wording, I presume she had already appeared in the still-recently launched SUPERBOY title.

Knight, yes. Aquaman, no.

A great and bizarre PSA teaming up GA, Sir Justin and, anachronistically, Tomahawk.