Sunday, December 01, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 335: I llits t'nevah dnuof tahw m'i gnikool rof

And so we begin the countdown of the last 31 DC House Ads of 2013. Hope you've been enjoying it so far, and if I've missed any of your favorites, let me know in the comments and I'll try to fit them in somewhere (no promises, but it would help if you can provide the comic and issue number). Also: look for plenty of Christmas ads in the upcoming month!

I'll be sad to close the door on our House Ads, but I've got something fantastic and bombastic planned for 365 Days in 2014. In the words of Rocket J. Squirrel, now here's something we hope you'll really like! You can put your guesses and suggestions in the comments for that as well, although remember, this is not the Legion of Super-Heroes Election and I am not prone to bribery on behalf of Ultra Lad. This is a not a voting procedure, so please, no wagering.

House ad for Justice League of America (1960 series) #110 (March-April 1974); printed in Batman #255 (March-April 1974)
Ad designed and lettered by Gaspar Saladino (?)

JLA #110 includes a reprint of '67's JLA #51, which featured the final chapter of the Zatanna-Search storyline, aptly named "Z—As in Zatanna—and Zero Hour!" Unknown to DC, however, Zero Hour would not actually take place until 1994, twenty-seven years later. Still, Z is for Zatanna, unless of course she's introducting herself to you, in which case A si rof Annataz.

Cover of Justice League of America (1960 series) #51 (February 1967), pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Joe Giella, letters by Ira Schnapp

In this exciting full-length novel-sized story, a lengthy epic of...oh, who am I kidding? Zatanna coulda just done this:

Panel from JLA #51, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Sid Greene, letters by Gaspar Saladino


Also featured in this story: Zatanna standin' around admiring their feats while the male Leaguers do all the dirty work:


Blam said...

I can't believe we're in the last month of your 365 Days of DC House Ads. What a great feature! Of course, I'm excited to see the next one.

"Ultra Lad", Bully? Really?!?

Showing and naming a "Surprise Guest Star" on the cover of the issue sort-of belies the first word in that phrase, I think.

Bully said...

"Ultra Lad", Bully? Really?!?

What's black and white and red all over? Me, blushing, because I got Ultra Boy's name wrong! Darn him for not being alliterative!