Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This Cover Made Me Buy This Book


Doug: Always a sucker for Batgirl covers...



10 comments:

david_b said...

You and me both, Doug.

Who did the interior art, can anyone look up..?

Aside from Batman Family, I was always going to start hunting 'round for nice Bronze Batgirl covers.., like Flash 275, where Iris West dons the Batgirl outfit for their masquerade ball.

I picked up the nice Supes-Batgirl cover on Supes 279, terribly weak story, but a memorable cover; it unfortunately features that terrible Batgirl neck collar, which I personally never liked. Supes 268 is next.

DC Presents 19 also looks like another nice Supes-Batgirl team-up.

david_b said...

ATTENTION..:

THIS IS NOT A HIJAAKING, but just a really cool 'first pic' today:

http://www.slashfilm.com/potd-scott-derrickson-posts-image-benedict-cumberbatch-doctor-strange/

Can NOT wait.

Ok, back to today's scheduled topic.

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

Gee, I fear that my contribution here will be drowned out by david b's "not a hijacking" comment. ;)

I associate that Batman Family and many other seemingly classic covers with the aggressive "House Ads" of the mid-to-late '70s/early '80s: Jonah Hex #36, Sgt. Rock #336, and Men of War #11, and the "big" announcement for Green Lantern #123. All of those house ads captured my imagination and made me quite enthusiastic about those issues. What a HUGE disappointment it was when Sgt. Rock #336 did NOT feature the story depicted on the cover!

Edo Bosnar said...

Actually, I think the cover of DC Comics Presents #19 is just all right. However, as I recall, the story was pretty solid (and Joe Staton did the art I think).
Otherwise, I really like the cover
of the 1988 Batgirl Special. Had that come out a few years earlier, the cover definitely would have made me buy the book.

Dr. Oyola said...

I can't recall even one DC comic of the Bronze Age whose cover made me buy it. . . but I always was a Marvel guy. . .

I will buy any DC comic with Gorilla Grodd on the cover - but I am that demographic that was drawn to gorillas on the cover.

Dr. Oyola said...

P.S. I feel like the only person in the world who doesn't like Benedict Cumberbatch.

dbutler16 said...

I'm s sucker for Batgirl covers, too. I can't think of too many DC comics that I had bought just because of the cover, but there was a Batman Family issue that did fit the bill. Probably some DC Comics Presents and Brave & Bold issues, also.


By the way, David_b, Bob Oksner is listed as penciller for the Batgirl story, and Vince Colletta the inker. Also Ross Andru, Jim Aparo, and Dick Giordano are the cover artists, per comicbookdb.com

And who the heck is Benedict Cumberbatch?

Edo Bosnar said...

Osvaldo, re: Benedict Cumberbatch (the link's for you dbutler).
I only like him in certain roles, mainly (o.k. pretty much exclusively) in Sherlock, only because he's playing an obnoxious, arrogant, borderline sociopath, which suits him. Besides, the real hero of that show is Martin Freeman's Dr. Watson.
So I'm really not happy that Cumberbatch was cast to play Dr. Strange. I would have preferred it if they had found someone more likeable.

The Prowler said...

I couldn't believe the number of times I was drawn to a comic because of an Adam Hughes cover. After awhile, I realized that he didn't really do interior art, just covers. Oh well, c'est domage. And my DC girl of choice was Power Girl. There was also that period in time (and space) when I was buying Catwoman for the Balent art but then that became so over the top (pun intended) that it was a turn off.

To hijack a topic that done been hijacked, when there is breaking news, am I the only one that hears Doot Doot Doot Doot, which I'm not sure is even Morse code and then, as you're reading the article, you hear the type writer clacking away in your head?

(dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh, over the hills we go, laughing all the way).

Garett said...

I used to buy comics for the DC covers by Garcia Lopez (usually Superman), Neal Adams (pretty much anything), and on occasion Perez (I think he did some Flash covers, etc).

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