UK sci-fi magazine Starburst devoted its March 1988 cover and an article to the popular 1960s Batman series. The article, written by Jon Abbott, talks about the initial success and then decline of Batman’s three series run on the ABC network airing between 1965 and 1968, in particular to the relation of other hit fantasy shows of the time such as Lost in Space, Bewitched, Jeannie,The Monkees, Star Trek, The Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants and The Green Hornet to name some. The article also discusses the erratic and out-of-sync airings on British TV, and some of the actors to play in Batman. Below are some pics I scanned.
Fresh from TVTA’s scanning room comes this wonderful double page ad for a 1977 Milk Duds Superduds sweepstakes as presented by DC’s archvillain the Joker. Prizes on offer were an all expenses paid three day trip to New York that included a tour of the DC Comics office where an artist would ‘draw you’ into an upcoming issue of one of their titles. Other prizes included superhero watches, subscriptions and ten Schwinn bicycles! Who would have thought the Joker could have been so generous?
US. Weird War Tales. 1977.
Other scans include the following ads for the DC Superfriends Supercase in which you could store your 45 inch vinyl records, plus three comic covers from the DC titled Weird War Tales. As always, thanks for looking 🙂
These hand-drawn adverts for mail-order toys, games, stamps and books were common to see in DC comic publications throughout the 1970s. In a similar style to the Heroes World adverts of the same era, the drawings are often fun and simplistic versions of the characters and toys they are meant to represent.
In 1938 it cost just 10 cents… Last year a copy of it sold for a comic book record of 3.2 million dollars. This 1974 advert illustrates nicely the excitement that has always surrounded the famous Action Comics #1 since its original publication.
US. Tales of Mystery. 1974.
Cover of Action Comics 1 Jun 1938 DC Comics Joe Shuster and Jack Adler
Action Comics #1, featuring the first appearance of Superman, is the most valuable comic book in history and has consistently nabbed headlines.
To date it holds the ‘most valuable’ record since smashing it’s way past the 3 million dollar mark when sold on eBay on August 4th, 2014 for the sum of US$3,207,852.