Sunday, January 12, 2014

World's Finest # 261, March, 1980

Andru and Giordano turn in a so-so cover but Buckler and Giordano are still running at top speed inside, as is Denny with a story that harkens back to both the sixties and the early seventies. The Penguin teams up with Terra Man, Denny's space cowboy, an attempt at creating a new standard villain for Superman a decade earlier. 

Alex Saviuk was never a flashy artist even though he had worked with the great Will Eisner. What he has always been, though, is a reliable one. Here he brings us GreenArrow and Black Canary. There's even a one-page cameo from Green Lantern, even if it's just in the Hostess ad.

A rare art job from a great inker of this period, Romeo Tanghal, sadly burdened with a rather bland Colletta ink job.

Fox was slow to merchandise STAR WARS but here we are 2 and a half years down the line and it's still big!

Both of the artists on HAWKMAN this month have since passed. Eduardo Baretto was an excellent artist as was Dave Simons with whom I had a chance to become friends not long before his death. He had a great attitude right to the end. 

R.I.P. Eduardo and Dave.

The biggest stars in the biggest movie ever made directed by the hottest director in Hollywood history! What could possibly go wrong!?

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