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Friday, June 8, 2012

Adventure Comics # 205, October, 1954

 

Well, we haven't quite seen the last of JOHNNY QUICK but we are to the point where one strip may go away for an issue due to cut space. In this case, that's the one. 




One of many, many SUPERBOY tales featuring a second super-powered teen. Inevitably, they turn out to be evil, robots, amnesiacs, or some other plot point. This one is no different and ends too quickly but with the interesting detail of having our hero remain pretty much ignorant of what was really going on.
















Thursday, June 7, 2012

Adventure Comics # 201, September, 1954



The highlights of this late pre-code issue are the JOHNNY QUICK story, a clever and funny tale drawn by regular artist Ralph Mayo, and the full page ad for the debut of JIMMY OLSEN. Jimmy's book would become a cult favorite as well as an important part of comics history when Jack Kirby took it over nearly two decades later and introduced Darkseid.













Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Adventure Comics # 203, August, 1954


The ad on the inside front cover my well have led to future artists for ADVENTURE COMICS since the title lasts another two decades.