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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

1980 San Diego Comic Con Program

This is the back cover to the 1980 San Diego Comic Con program book, drawn by the legendary Joe Staton, featuring the stars of the DCU--including, thankfully, Aquaman!

This ad is clearly focused on DC's new wave of back-up feature stars: the Sea King, Firestorm, the Huntress, OMAC, Air Wave, Adam Strange, etc. Some wouldn't last all that long, but it's cool seeing DC give them such a nice presentation here. Joe Staton has always been one of my favorite artists, and he never got to do Aquaman much, so a discovery like this (thanks to F.O.A.M.er Ilke Hincer) is always a treat!

Also, with Firestorm being so prominent, this makes for a good Fire and Water Podcast-themed crossover!

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