Sunday, August 12, 2012

Superman! The World’s Best-Selling Comics Magazine!

The blurb on the cover said it all. During the 50s and through the mid 70s Superman Comics were indeed special. Curt Swan was the undisputed king of the Superman drawing board and under editor Julius Schwartz the best writers worked on the title. Guys like Edmond Hamilton, Elliott Maggin, Cary Bates, Bill Finger, Jim Shooter, Martin Pasko, Otto Binder and so many more wrote imaginative and sometimes thought-provoking tales. Artists such as Al Plastino, Wayne Boring, Kurt Schaffenberger, Win Mortimer, and Neal Adams helped define the iconic image of the man of Steel that we know so well today. I have always considered Superman the greatest pulp hero of all time. These days Batman gets a lot of attention, but if you scroll through these covers from my collection you’ll experience an imaginative world unlike anything you’ve seen before or since. 

Take a moment and visit again those thrilling days of yesteryear….
 And the back covers often offered some really cool toys! I had this 
Revolutionary War toy set and wish I still had it today!


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