Sunday, October 20, 2013

World's Finest # 177, August, 1968

This one is a bit of a return to the campiness that had already left the comics. The Andru/Esposito cover  with its Sekowskyesque barrel-chested man of Steel is an odd contrast to Neal Adams' covers on the previous two issues. 

It's a fun story by Shooter but it would have been more appropriate a year and a half earlier. The interior art, credited to Swan and Esposito, seems to me to be touched by other hands as well throughout.

This was the first time I had ever heard of Baron Munchausen. In the thirties, radio comic jack Pearl pretended to be the Baron. There was also quite a good film made about him in Nazi-era Germany and many, many years later, yet another, that one by Terry Gilliam.

Future DC staffer carl Gafford comments.

1 comment:

  1. I thought this comic was gonna be fun, I had no idea it was going to be utterly amazing.