’75-’88, comic book art and covers

Wonder Woman N°240. 1978. Garcia Lopez et Dick Giordano.

Welcome, vintage mates, to another selection of comic book art, covers and ads. In this instalment we span the years 1975 to 1988 and feature a DC-heavy dose of amazing cover work from the likes of Garcia Lopez, Dick Giordano, Dan Jurgens, Karl Kezel, Ross Andru, Jan Duursema and Jack Kirby, along with DC adverts for Stick-ons, medallions and Superman: The Movie.

As always, thanks for looking 🙂 

Tales of the Legion of Superheroes N°321. 1985. Dan Jurgens et Karl Kezel.

Superman N°334. 1979. Ross Andru and Dick Giordano.

The Super Friends N°45. 1981. Schaffenberger et Smith.

Atlas N°1. 1975. Jack Kirby.

Power Girl. 1978.

Arion N°6. 1983. Jan Duursema.

Superman Double Dynamite. 1979.

Superman: The Movie. 1979.

Superman 50th birthday medallion. 1988.

Wonder Woman newspaper strip. 1979.

DC Super-hero Stick-ons. 1979.

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25 thoughts on “’75-’88, comic book art and covers

  1. 80smetalman

    What has always amused me about super hero comics is that the cover of the comic shows the super hero getting his/her ass kicked but when you read it, nothing like that ever happens in the story.

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  2. Anthony

    Fantastic post. Some of these covers sucked me in…then disappointed me. I remember some of the Blackhawk covers….and then the story inside wasn’t like that. Oh well, the covers were probably drawn by someone else and done based on the original idea of the story.

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Cheers Anthony. Yes, many covers were done by an artist different to the story content. A kind of snapshot of what could be expected I suppose. But as 80smetalman pointed out earlier, sometimes the cover scene was like nothing that actually happened inside.

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  3. graycope14

    Nice choices TVTA! I like that Wonder Woman cover:) I don’t know how you work out inflation but a DC comic cost only 75 cents in 1985. 30 years later they range from $3.99 to $4.99. It’s an expensive hobby these days, but I still can’t escape it;)

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Thanks Gray! The prices are crazy aren’t they. I have a few ideas why: it could be that they were a lot cheaper to produce back then… In many cases the print and paper quality are far inferior to today’s standards. There also seems to be more printed adverts (good for me!) compared to now, which would have gone a long way to keeping the prices low. Maybe there’s even an element of cost in competing against today’s ‘cheaper’ digital comics? Or is it simply that the market is so much in bloom with superheroes lately that companies know they can charge what they like?

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Thanks J. I’ve yet to read that Superman comic – itching to find out who Opticus is and why he nicked SM’s eyes!
      That Wonder Woman cover is absolutely brilliant isn’t it. Chilling in that you only see her image from the point of view of the ‘wanted poster’ … and that gun… you know her life is in peril!

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        1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

          Thanks Resa. She’s not as easy as I thought to track down, especially stuff from the Lynda Carter days. Many of the toy ads I already have of her are with Superman and Batman, but I wanted more of her alone. Keep searching. It’s a slow build post for me 🙂



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