Friday, February 28, 2014

World's Finest # 308, October, 1984

This ish is another filler, with new editor Janice Race introducing herself and her new creative team on the letters page...only none of those folks are represented here. Instead, we get an okay early tale from Kurt Busiek, the man who would later make his mark with MARVELS. The art, though, is some of the poorest in the title's history with a past-his-prime George Tuska being inked by a poor match in newcomer Mark Alexander.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

World's Finest # 307, September, 1984

That's what I get for not reading closely. Seems Nick Cuti was just a fill-in editor so here we are a;ready, after only 2 issues, with his farewell. They actually allowed Trevor Von Eeden to go wild yet again,. this time on the whole of the art chores! Yay! Some fine but definitely untraditional looking work here indeed as we finally finish out this long-running story.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

World's Finest # 306, August, 1984

Again? No WF heroes on the cover! Nice looking cover, though, with a vague Simonesque feel from the usual team.

Nick Cuti starts as the new editor! Cuti was a good editor with a real sense of the fun and history of comics.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

World's Finest # 305, July, 1984

We arrive at Roger Slider's last issue as Editor. And he goes out with a bang as Trevor Von Eeden, by now at then peak of his powers, turns in some strong and experimental artwork inked quite nicely--surprisingly, perhaps--by Pablo Marcos!

Jack Kirby's Batman--not something one sees every day.