Tag Archives: 1988

House ad for Wrath of The Spectre

In 1988, based on the renewed popularity the Spectre was receiving thanks to his 1987 ongoing series written by Doug Moench, DC comics decided to reprint the Spectre’s ‘controversial’ stories that ran during 1974-1975 in Adventure Comics. Wrath of the … Continue reading

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Captain Atom #11 (January 1988)

Originally posted on Splitting Atoms:
“A Matter of Choice” Writers:  Cary Bates & Greg Weisman Pencils:  Pat Broderick Inks:  Bob Smith Colors:  Nansi Hoolahan Letters:  Duncan Andrews Cover Artist:  Jerry Bingham This issue came out October 6, 1987 and was a tie-in with…

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House ad for Martian Manhunter v1

The Martian Manhunter first appeared in Detective comics #225 (1955) and was created by Joseph Samachson (writer) and Joe Certa (artist). It’s interesting to note that Samachson was an accomplished chemist (PhD from Yale) and wrote for sci-fi pulp magazines … Continue reading

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House ad for Starman v1

Starman was created by Roger Stern (writer) and Tom Lyle (penciler). Stern had been writing for Marvel Comics since 1975, and had just finished a lengthy run on Marvel’s Avengers before free-lancing for DC comics and creating this new Starman … Continue reading

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House ad for Cinder & Ashe mini-series

Cinder & Ashe is a detective thriller set in (then) present-day Louisiana. It carries a “mature readers” label and that would mainly have to do with depictions of graphic violence and nudity. It occurs outside of regular DC continuity, thus … Continue reading

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House ad for The Crimson Avenger mini-series

The Crimson Avenger was created by Jim Chambers and debuted in Detective Comics #20 (1938). I’m going to guess that someone at DC comics recognized how successful pulps about masked crime-fighters were selling and decided that DC comics was due … Continue reading

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House ad for Power Girl mini-series

Power Girl was originally created by Gerry Conway, Ric Estrada and Wally Wood to help introduce a new generation of readers to the Justice Society of America in the late 70s. In 1976 All Star Comics #58 hit the shelves … Continue reading

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