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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Adventure Comics # 130, July, 1948

Yet another great kids cover!

Captain Tootsie always seemed out of place in a DC book as his ads were drawn by C.C. Beck, artist on DC's biggest Superman rival, Captain Marvel.

Here's another fun "fish out of water" AQUAMAN tale!

The Freedom Train was a big attraction in the forties, traveling the country as a patriotic museum. There was a revival in the seventies called, I believe, the Liberty Train. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Adventure Comics # 129, June, 1948

A fun cover from Al Plastino, who would be associated with the Superman Family for the next 25 years or so, masks a so-so issue with some oddly aged scans I wasn't able to color correct. (Thanks to Roger T., however, for providing better corrections!).

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Adventure Comics # 128, May, 1948

Another good, solid issue. Previously we had young Clark meeting cub reporter Perry White so it was probably inevitable that we see the teenage Lois Lane.

Another nicely drawn SAM SPADE ad page strip!

Before there was Bazooka Joe, there was Bazooka, the Atom Bubble Boy, seen here in another strip ad.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Adventure Comics # 127, April, 1948

This is a fun issue all around, starting with an odd, fun cover by Al Wenzel. Just to throw the readers, though, the associated SUPERBOY story doesn't open the book, THE GREEN ARROW does! And with a stunning splash page. 

This story illustrates the great problem once again with the concept of Superman as a boy. Even though that's emphasized more than usual in the logo of this story, there's a panel that shows dates...and they're recent dates, not dates from 15-20 years earlier.

Meskin magic again, here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Adventure Comics # 126, March, 1948

Win Mortimer makes his first appearance here as cover artist with a fun and clever scene. He becomes the major cover artist for several of the DC titles over the next decade or so and also does a number of PSA's. 

More humorous filler again this issue to replace the temporarily missing SHINING KNIGHT. Also, more great Meskin work on JOHNNY QUICK!