Supergirl. Australia. 1984.
Supergirl N°6. Cover by Howard Bender and Dick Giordano. 1985. Federal Comics. Australia.
Wonder Woman N°5. Cover by R.A. and D.G. 1985. Federal Comics. Australia.
Action Comics N°11. Superman. Cover Eduardo Barreto. 1985. Federal Comics. Australia.
In today’s post, TVTA looks at some outstanding comic book covers and adverts from the DC Comics Australian Edition publisher.
The Federal Publishing Company Proprietary Limited, based in Waterloo, Australia, was granted special permission by DC to reprint and publish a host of DC titles under the name Federal Comics to Australian readers.
TVTA is pleased to present some of these examples, featuring artwork by Dick Giordano, José Luís Garcia López, Ross Andru, Romeo Tanghal, Jerry Ordway, Terry Shoemaker, Howard Bender, Karl Kesel, Keith Giffen, Larry Mahlstedt, Mike Machlan, and Eduardo Barreto – this post offers a glimpse at how DC Comics characters were presented to an Australian audience in the mid 1980s.
Tales of the Legion of Superheroes N°13. Cover Terry Shoemaker and Karl Kesel. 1985. Australia.
Atari Force N°6. Cover José Luis Garcia Lopez. 1985. Federal Comics. Australia.
Atari Force. Garcia Lopez. 1985. Australia.
Super Powers. 1985. Australia.
Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld. 1985. Australia.
Infinity N°1. Cover Mike Machlan and Jerry Ordway. 1984. Australia.
Infinity N°1. 1984. Australia.
The Legion of Superheroes N°9. Cover Keith Giffen and Larry Mahlstedt. 1985. Australia.
The New Teen Titans. Australia. 1984.
The Huntress. 1984. Australia.
Vigilante N°6. Cover Ross Andru and Romeo Tanghal. 1985. Australia.
Vigilante. Art by Romeo Tanghal. 1985. Australia.
Thanks for looking 🙂