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Monday, November 10, 2008

DC Comics House Ad - 1962

Ah, to live in an era where DC chose Aquaman, out of the dozens of titles they regularly published, to be one of the characters they spotlighted when running an ad for the whole line. (Notice Wonder Woman didn't even make the cut--wow, what a diss!)

A nifty-looking ad, if a tad awkward from the use of very different pieces of stock art. Batman doesn't even look like the same species as the rest of his fellow Justice Leaguers.

(And yes, every DC comic was approved by the Comics Code Authority...except those two controversial "drug issues" of Sugar 'N Spike, of course)


Wings1295 said...

Never saw this before. Quite a find, Rob!

Anonymous said...

Ah, the days when Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen belonged to the Front Line of the DC Echelon....along with Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis!!! Does that mean that Aquaman as well is gone for good?!

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe it took DC that long to get away from Kane's "house style" and go to a more illustrative approach with Batman.

Cool ad!


Anonymous said...

Haha, yeah, it does sort of make Aquaman seem less important when you look at the company he is keeping there...but let's face it, Arthur is way cooler than any of them.