Tuesday, April 16, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 106: DC Annuals House Ads Week, Day 3

House ad for Batman Annual #2 (Winter 1961); printed in Detective Comics #299 (January 1962)
Cover art: individual panels pencilled by Curt Swan, Sheldon Moldoff, and Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris, letters by Ira Schnapp

Ad designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp

Yes, a 1960s Batman Annual is one of the finest things in the world, and if you pair it with french fries it is the best thing ever. Why, where else could you find reprints of some of the most fantastic and fun Batman tales of the 1950s, including all these stories!:

No, sorry...this is not a single page with all these awesome events happening at once...these are indidviaul panels taken from different stories. But you have to admit, if they were all the same story, it would be the most awesomest Batman story in the galaxy. Why, even that guy in the first panel has had his mind blown by the concept...just check out his beswoggled expression!

What's more, this Annual features your exclusive 1962 Batman Calendar. My brain is seriously full of the magnificence of this magazine!

Be sure to clip and save that Batman calendar! You'll be looking at it every day of the year...um, when 2018 rolls around and it's the correct calendar. But it's worth pinning up on your wall for the next five years! We salute you, Batman Annual #2!


Dave said...

Well, now we know what happened to the guy who freaked out on the cover of Action #1; he moved to Gotham.

Jon Jermey said...

Not many people know that the planet Zur-En-Arrh got its name because the starship captain was clearing his throat when they asked him what to call it.

Blam said...

@Dave — You beat me to it. (His name was Butch Matson, by the way.)