Apes again. This issue's AQUAMAN story is the highlight though with AQUAMAN, MICROBE HUNTER presaging FANTASTIC VOYAGE by a dozen years with essentially the same plot. Ramona Fradon continues on the art.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
While DC continued to publish innocuous but entertaining material, this same month saw their sort of spin-off company, EC, publish the CRIME SUSPENSTORIES cover with Johnny Craig's infamous axe murderer which would be discussed soon enough in the Congressional Hearings that were just around the corner.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Although published in late '53, this is now the January, 1954 issue. Comics in the real world were in big trouble in 1954 from parents, psychiatrists and even Congress! and The Comics Code was just around the corner. By this point, however, DC had homogenized its stories and art so much that little or no changes would be necessary when the Code arrived.
For a company known for its gorilla stories, the one in this Superboy tale is probably the worst-drawn one I've seen from DC.
Green Arrow and Johnny Quick had their one-off sci-fi turns so now its Aquaman's turn.