Thursday, August 15, 2013

World's Finest # 111, August, 1960

A cool cover for a lesser-known Batman/Superman story this time around. Supes gets amnesia and is presumed to be an expected magical king to a lost tribe of Indians. Batman and a criminal follow him causing all sorts of mixups until Batman tricks Superman into remembering.

Not being a water person, SEA DEVILS was never a favorite of mine but the series had some gorgeous art, generally by Russ Heath, and some gorgeous covers to go with it. Here we even have  a gorgeous ad with simulated 3-D effect!

NOthing really special about this TOMMY TOMORROW tale. It's just fun. That's what comics used to be.

By this point, it was a toss-up as to whether the main Superman artist was Wayne Boring or Curt Swan. Swan was quickly overtaking the longtime leader and would ultimately be THE Superman artist for a generation or two. As a kid it was always easy to spot the difference because Boring's Superman tended to stand or walk in the sky whereas Swan's actually looked like he was flying. 

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