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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Super Adventure Annual #6 - 1964

This is the cover to the British title Superadventure Annual #4, published in 1964.

Even though the insides of the books consisted of reprints from the American versions, as you can see for the covers they went a little wild! Aquaman looks like he's naked, Tommy Tomorrow is all over the place, and The Flash looks nymph-like in his almost-one-color outfit and extra-long head wings. Of course, Superman is subjected the least amount of costume tinkering.

I don't remember where I got the scans for this book, since I don't have the actual issue in my collection (dang it). All I have is the cover and the back cover:
Aquaman, Tommy Tomorrow, and Jimmy Olsen are recognizable, but that is one crazy Flash! How does Barry clear doors in that mask?

Comics.org doesn't have much info on this series, but I found a page featuring most of its covers here. Check it out, some really nifty stuff!


Josh Hill said...

those wings on Flash's head are insane.

Wings1295 said...

Strange. Aquaman really does look way too flesh-colored!

Earth 2 Chris said...

Flash looks like that "Firestarter" guy!

I wonder if the colorist got Arthur confused with the nearly-naked Namor?


hobbyfan said...

Maybe, but said colorist also got Jimmy's hair wrong. He's a redhead!

rob! said...

Look how smug Jimmy looks, too. I just want to smack him.

Siskoid said...

All you need is a belt, really.