Sunday, July 1, 2007

Adventure Comics #492 - Oct. 1982

Another fine issue, with a great cover(I love the whole bifircated look on comic covers) by Keith Giffen and Mike DeCarlo.

We open with an all-new Shazam! tale, "...Battle With the Gods!" by E.Nelson Bridwell, Don Newton, ansd John Calnan, and continue with these fine reprinted tales:
Aquaman in "The Trail of the Ring" by Steve Skeates, Jim Aparo, and Dick Giordano
Supergirl and the Legion in "The Three Super-Heroes" by Jerry Siegel and Jim Mooney
part 2 of "Cat and the Canary!" starring Black Canary by Denny O'Neil and Alex Toth(a classic!)
The Sandman in "The Unholy Dreams of Gentleman Jack" by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
Superboy and the Legion in "The Army of Living Kryptonite Men" by Jerry Siegel and George Papp
The Spectre in "Beyond the Sinister Barrier!" by Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson (this is the story that originally had the classic cover of the bad guy smashing the entire Earth over the head of the Spectre!)

...and like the previous issue, it features a Legion-centric text piece by Paul Levitz. As a kid, the Legion left me fairly cold(at least those early stories) so I had wished that they dropped one of the Legion tales, but since it had Aquaman, Shazam!, and Black Canary, I didn't care!

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