Friday, December 13, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 347: The sky's color blind

I didn't want this feature to wrap up without spotlighting of of the great DC house ads from the mid-1980s (the just-before-Crisis-era):


House ad for Sgt. Rock #405-406 (October-November 1985); printed in World's Finest Comics #319 (September 1985)
Ad art: pencils and inks by Joe Kubert




The two-part story "Angels with Black Wings" in Sgt. Rock #405-406 suffers from a few clichés (then again, what comic book, even war books, didn't?) but is a genuinely well-done and well-intended story of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, through the eyes of a pilot who tells his story to Sgt. Rock, despite Rock being ordered not to mingle with the black airmen.




Panels from Sgt. Rock #405 (October 1985), script by Robert Kanigher, pencils and inks by Adrian Gonzales, colors by Tatjana Wood, letters by Adam Kubert







Panels from Sgt. Rock #406 (November 1985), script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Adrian Gonzales, inks by Kubies, colors by Tatjana Wood, letters by Andy Kubert

Amen.

2 comments:

Blam said...

Amen indeed.

Tec said...

Interesting. I remember this ad very wall, as some of my first comics were all from this era and the ad showed up a number of times. Never saw the actual story before though.