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Greetings vintage mates. Here are six Rahan print adverts I recently acquired to add to my main Rahan post.
Rahan. Au Pays de L’etrange. Pif Gadget 593. 1980.
Rahan is a fictional lone-warrior who wanders prehistorical earth on a journey of self-discovery and to help others. He made his first appearance in February 1969 in the French comic book Pif Gadget then later went on to feature in his own albums. Such was the character’s popularity in France that an action figure was licensed by Group Action Joe (the French version of G.I. Joe / Action Man).
The Phantom is a fictional American crime-fighting superhero first published by Lee Falk in 1936 as a daily newspaper comic strip. The Phantom’s adventures have been translated into many languages, as well as having adaptations for film, television and video games. The title continues to be published to the date of this post. In French-speaking countries the Phantom is known as La Fantôme. The character (along with Mandrake the Magician – who we will see examples of later in this post) is considered by many as one of the first comic book costumed superheroes.
Wolverine N°173 Collector Edition. Cover Arthur Suydam. 2008. France.
TVTA is pleased to present a selection of comic book goodness from the mighty houses of Marvel and DC. Publication dates are between 1976 and 2008, and feature the talents of Arthur Suydam, John Byrne, Dick Giordano, Joe Kubert, Matthew Ryan, Jackson Guice, Keith Giffen, Larry Mahlstedt, and Jerry Ordway among others.
So, team-up with TVTA and plunge your comic book peepers into our following gallery of greatness!
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.
Welcome to another selection of comic book art, covers and ads. In this instalment we showcase DC characters as seen in the 1980s, and feature cover artwork by Dan Jurgens, Raphael Kayanan, Dick Giordano and Ross Andru, Gil Kane, George Perez, Eduardo Barreto and Romeo Tanghal. Also for your viewing pleasure are DC adverts featuring Aquaman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Suicide Squad, Batman and more!
As always, thanks for looking 🙂
Wonder Woman 267, 1980. Cover Andru / Giordano.
Wonder Woman 303, 1983. Cover Gil Kane.
The Flash. 1986.
Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld. 1982.
Tales of the Teen Titans 49, 1984. Cover George Perez.
Tales of the Teen Titans 76, 1987. Cover Barreto /
Tales of the Teen Titans 54, 1985. Cover Eduardo Barreto.
Booster Gold 13, 1987. Cover Jurgens / Lewis.
Booster Gold 16, 1987.
Cover Jurgens / Patterson.
Firestorm 39, 1985. Cover Raphael Kayanan.
Firestorm 45, 1985. Cover Cowan / Giordano.
Wonder Woman. 1986.
The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. 1987.
Mister Miracle. 1986.
DC Heroes Role Playing Game. 1985.
DC Heroes Role Playing Game. 1985.
Suicide Squad. 1986.
Wonder Woman Wonder Words, 1983.
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