’95 – ’15 – DC Comics Formidable Females

DC Girl Frenzy. 1998.

Artemis Requiem. 1996.

Supergirl and Batgirl. 1998.

Supergirl. 1998.

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My Second Barbie – she’s a Wonder Woman!


Presenting, my second Barbie… (first one here)

Dear readers, I am thrilled to add my second Barbie to TVTA’s toy collection – the 2003 Mattel Barbie DC Comics Playline Edition Wonder Woman doll.


My Barbie as Wonder Woman came mint in her original box, complete with accessories and a mini lunchbox keychain. A display stand is also included.

The reverse of the box shows an uncredited Wonder Woman comic artwork (possibly by Bruce Timm from Justice League Unlimited era, anyone?), and an image of the three DC Playline Edition Barbie dolls available at the time: Catgirl, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl.


She’s Wonder Woman, and she rules, but she’s also Barbie… therefore she must strike her glamour poses…


I was tempted to get one of the many exquisite Barbie Wonder Woman dolls based on the modern Gal Gadot version, but hesitated for the moment in favour of a more traditional comic book Wonder Woman + traditional Barbie look.

Honestly though, examples like the one below are going to be hard to resist!


In other Wonder Woman news…

Here is my freshly scanned copy of Odyssey of the Amazons – a ‘Before Wonder Woman’ tale. I’m hoping to jump into this epic story during my two days off before the weekend slog at work.

 

And finally, for those of you who just can’t get enough of Wonder Woman…

Look out for TVTA’s upcoming Wonder Woman tribute post, scheduled for this October in time for a very important film release 😉


Thank you for being Wonderful with us 🙂 

’46-’93, comic book art and covers

Good evening, vintage mates…

and good evening, Dr. Manhattan…

In this instalment, we showcase 1940s and 1960s covers for French comic Lisette; a fistful of DC war story comics including three excellent Weird War Tales covers; a 1979 Look-In magazine; some MAD from 1993; and one of the greatest graphic novels ever created – DC’s Watchmen.

Featuring artwork by Roger Bussemey, R.J. Sornas, Neal Adams, Russ Heath, James Warhola, Joe Kubert, Ross Andru, Romeo Tanghal, Dave Gibbons, and others.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Lisette N°26. 1946. France.


Weird War Tales 74. 1979. Cover by George Evans.

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Weird War Tales issue N°1

Weird War Tales N°1. 1971. US. Joe Kubert cover.

I finally got hold of issue number one of Weird War Tales by DC, October 1971. I’ve been after this debut issue of the brilliant comic book series for a long while, and managed to snag a copy at a more than agreeable price.

Weird War Tales was an anthology series of war-related stories blended with sci-fi, horror and the paranormal. Each issue was hosted by a character called ‘Death’ who was often drawn wearing a different military uniform on the cover or introduction page. Recurring characters such as the Creature Commandos, G.I. Robot, and The War That Time Forgot became regular stories.

The original title ran from 1971 to 1983 across 124 issues. In 1997 it was revised as a four part series, and in 2000 a one-off special.

I have some more Weird War Tales hopefully arriving soon, featuring The Creature Commandos on the covers. As for my collection of the full Weird War Tales run – I’m just over the one-third mark for completion. Look out for the latest additions in upcoming posts.

As always, thanks for looking 🙂

Superman

A TVTA Special.

Presenting… the Man of Steel, Superman print adverts spanning the 1970s to present day. Superman toys, games, food promotions, films, comics – all from the collection of TVTA. Enjoy!



Thanks for looking 🙂

Post updated July 2020 with new images.

Batman TV Series by Starburst

UK. Starburst. Vol 10. Number 7. March 114. 1988.

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.

UK. Starburst. Vol 10. Number 7. March 114. 1988.

All images courtesy of DC and Starburst magazine.