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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Adventure Comics # 472, June, 1980

Some cool ads and typically entertaining art and stories but again nothing amazingly memorable. Surreally enough, I was talking with PLASTIC MAN writer Martin Pasko just last night online.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Adventure Comics # 471, May, 1980

I was 21 years old by this point but still reading comics. Somewhere in here, though, I dropped ADVENTURE just because it was getting dull in spite of the talent involved and at the higher prices I couldn't get as many comics as I once did. 


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Adventure Comics # 470, April, 1970

Another entertaining if not spectacular issue. 

Perhaps THE quintessential comic book ad of the day.

Digests were relatively new from DC. Archie Comics had been making a go of them and Gold Key did fairly well with them a decade earlier. DC had even tried and failed themselves some time before. But now...foreshadowing as far as ADVENTURE is concerned.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Adventure Comics # 469, March, 1980

A typically entertaining issue from this run with lots of ads including not one but two pushing ADVENTURE itself!

Was Plas getting on TV because he was back in the comics or was he back in the comics because he was getting on TV?

Not really the 200th issue of SUPERMAN FAMILY, a mag just recently formed with numbering continued from, I believe, JIMMY OLSEN.

  A really cool personalized subscription ad featuring editor Len Wein.

The book below featured Frank Miller's first work on a Batman story. Who knew?

Live long and prosper.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Adventure Comics # 468, February, 1980

A mildly entertaining issue at best, saved all around by the art. You folks nearly missed out on it, though, as I had lost track of both my original hard copy and the scan I had! Finally was able to secure another for our purposes here today.

Note that even DC had no idea who to answer when asked the creator of Deadman.