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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Adventure Comics # 219, December, 1955

OOOO! A gorilla on the cover of a DC comic. THERE'S something one doesn't see every day. Bet this issue sold well. 

Pinky Lee was a burlesque comic turned kids show host who strongly influenced Paul Reubens' creation of Pee Wee Herman years later.

The atypical AQUAMAN stories always seem to be the most fun during this long stretch and here's a good one.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Adventure Comics # 218, November, 1955

What's this? A two-parter? The first I believe for this series. By this point, it had become increasingly obvious that this was SUPERBOY's 2nd book and everything else--including the long-running GREEN ARROW and AQUAMAN strips--were treated as filler. With more and more of the Kryptonian mythos finding its way into the lead stories, editor Mort Weisinger's fabled "Superman Family" concept was becoming the norm.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Adventure Comics # 217, October, 1955

Here's an early (first?) "return" of Kal's Kryptonian parents. This plot/theme would be returned to 6756 times during the Silver Age. In most of them, Jor-El would get to wear long pants, though. 

Bicycle ads were big in comics in the forties, fifties and sixties.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Adventure Comics # 216, September, 1955

An interesting SUPERBOY tale this time out with a Kryptonian city on Earth, Superboy teamed with his adult a way...and the surprise ending where we find that young Clark has had his first meetings with the even younger (SPOILER) Jimmy Olsen. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Adventure Comics # 215, August, 1955

Even with the Comics Code prominently displayed, DC felt that it couldn't hurt to underline their overall wholesome goodness with the Hall of Trophies Page.