Wednesday, May 2, 2007

DC Special Series #19 - Fall 1979

sgI absolutely love covers like this, where all the heroes look happy and are hanging out together--I mean, what kid wouldn't want have been in the JLA, hanging out with this fun bunch of folks?

Yet another digest-sized edition of DC Special Series; why a bunch of origin stories couldn't wait to be done in one of the regular digest titles is anyone's guess.

The super-secret origin stories in this issue include:
"The Secret Origin of Wonder Woman" by Cary Burkett, Jose Delbo, and Vince Colletta
"The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team" by Edmond Hamilton, Dick Sprang, and Stan Kaye
"The Mystery of the Elongated Man" by John Broome, Carmine Infantino, and Joe Giella
"How Aquaman Got His Powers" by Robert Bernstein and the great Ramona Fradon
"Brotherly Hate" (the origin of Lightning Lad, Lass, and Lord!) by E.Nelson Bridwell and George Tuska
Hawkman and Hawkgirl in "The Masked Marauders of Earth" by Gardner Fox and Joe Kubert
"The Origin of Robin" by E.Nelson Bridwell, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito
"The Supergirl from Krypton" by Otto Binder and Al Plastino

All in all, a nice collection of origin tales, pulled from a wide cross-section of DC's rich publishing history. And as I said above, Dick Giordano's cover is tops.

2 comments:

Earth 2 Chris said...

This is a great digest. I got it in later years, so my copy isn't nearly as dog-earred as the majority of my collection. I like that the Robin origin is a different re-telling, and not the original. Kind of spices it up for someone who has Tec #38 reprinted about 100 times.

That cover is pure awesomeness.

Chris

dan said...

You are like that Scott Shaw! character who needs to place an exclamation point after his name so as to be better noticed. Rob!, how have you become so bitter toward Vinnie Colletta? He's just an inker, man. Let it go.