Wednesday, September 25, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 268: Because of this comic book, Julius Schwartz was shot, stuffed and the New York Athletic Club. But the joke is on them, because it's restricted.

House ad for Showcase #71 [The Maniaks] (November-December 1967); printed in The Spectre (1967 series) #1 (November-December 1967)
Comic cover art: pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Esposito
Ad designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp

Woody Allen? Woody Allen?!?

Well, of course.

Panels from Showcase #71 (November-December 1967), script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Esposito

Here's a page of the comic book for which I hope E. Nelson Bridwell sent Woody Allen one-twenty-oneth of his paycheck for writing Showcase #71, as the page is taken pretty much verbatim from one of Woody's stand-up routines:

1 comment:

Evan Waters said...

Honestly, if they didn't use his name I'd have a hard time telling that's supposed to be Woody Allen. Granted this was early in his career, but the cover does a much better job of caricature.