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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

DC Teams House Ad - 1966

This is a house ad sent to me by F.O.A.M. member Andy Mangels, highlighting some of DC's team books: the JLA, The Doom Patrol, The Blackhawks, and their newest creation, The Inferior Five.

It's an okay ad (although I wonder what's distracting Batman), but the text reveals one of the reasons why Marvel was able to overtake DC--in overall coolness, and then eventually in sales--by the late 1960s.

Thanks Andy!


Unknown said...

Batman was probably looking away in disgust at the way DC was pushing the campy new 'super' Blackhawks. Now I love the Magnificent 7 but I wish that brief period in their history had never happened...

Rick L. Phillips said...

Everyone was doing campy once it made a hit of Batman.

Russell said...

The Blackhawks, drawn by soon-to-be JLA Artist Extraordinaire, Dick Dillin!!!