Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Super Adventure Comic # 94

I’m not a completist when it comes to the pre-1956 K.G. Murray series of DC reprints, or the ‘pamphlet issues’ as I think of them. I do appreciate them, but unlike the 100-page anthologies, I do not salivate like Pavlov’s mutt at the sight of them. Maybe it’s because many of their contents are reprinted in later issues, especially in Colossal Comic. And it’s true I’m not fond of the quality of the 1950’s colour editions. And apart from all that, they do have a tendency to appear ‘slight’ next to the likes of Century and Superman Supacomic. Or maybe I’m just not old enough for them to have any direct nostalgic (ie: criticproof) appeal.

Having said all that, I do seek out specific issues, for example the odd Batman issue with a particular Dick Sprang or Lew Schwartz reprint, or an issue with an especially appealing reprint of a US cover which would otherwise be out of my reach.

Or pretty much any with an Australian cover, especially by Hart Amos, such as this one which is adapted from Action Comics #118, March 1948. And if it’s in as almost perfect condition as this copy, well… Resistance is Futile.

Super Adventure Comic #94, March 1958
Cover artist: Hart Amos

Superman: The Man Who Could Read Superman's Mind!
Wayne Boring/Stan Kaye
(Superman #103, February 1956)

Batman with Robin The Boy Wonder: The Puppet Batman
Sheldon Moldoff/Charles Paris
(Batman #106, March 1957)

Superboy The Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy: The Super-Clown of Smallville!
Jerry Coleman/Creig Flessel
(Superboy #62, January 1958)

And a couple of one-page fillers: Little Pete, Jerry the Jitterbug

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