Saturday, May 11, 2013

World's Finest # 18, Summer, 1945

By the time this issue came out, the fighting in Europe was about to stop with the German surrender in may of 1945. The Japanese front would continue through the Atom Bomb droppings at the end of the summer. This issue's frivolous cover seems oblivious to it all. 

Note below that in the old days, Clark Kent didn't always wear his patented blue suit!

As a strip, DAFFY & DOODLE wasn't funny. Often confused with DOVER & CLOVER which wasn't very funny either but better drawn, DAFFY & DOODLE appeared as filler in a number of DC mags of the forties.

Even as the war was ending, The Boy Commandos had become popular enough, like the Blackhawks over at Quality, to keep going on general momentum for quiet a while. 

A wonderfully iconic Batman and Robin panel hurt only slightly by Robin looking like a stunted adult. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you weren't kidding when you said that the Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy often had their faces obscured in their splash panels!