House ad for Batwoman #1;
printed in Batman: Orphans #2 (Late February 2011)
Art by J. H. Williams III
Well, she wasn't quite back yet. Batwoman's series was announced at least twice, but then its premiere was delayed until September 2011's New 52 launch. But her series was worth the wait; it's one of my faves out of the initial fifty-two DC relaunch books.
House ad for National's Romance Group of comics;
printed in Heart Throbs #75 (December 1961-January 1962)
Falling in Love #31 (December 1959) cover: pencils by John Romita Sr. (?), inks by Bernard Sachs (?)
Ad designed and lettered by Ira Schnapp
So, in today's hard-hitting, espionage-flavored, Hawkeye-and-Black-Widow-stuffed first issue of the new Secret Avengers title, Agent Phil "I'm Not Dead" Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D.* uses the carrot and the stick by offering Jeremy and Scarlett Clint and Natasha a chance to handle a very, very personal case if they sign up for this super-secret strike force. So what is that case?
Panels from Secret Avengers v.2 #1 (April 2013), script by Nick Spencer, pencils and inks by Luke Ross, colors by Matthew Wilson, letters by Clayton Cowles
Hmmmm. "REDACTED." I guess that means they aren't going to tell us/make us wait for the annual/haven't any idea what it is/are settling up a guest appearance by Wolverine, who seldom appears in comic books these days.
On the other hand, since it's REDACTED, that means I can substitute any li'l thing at all in my mind that I want to be a case that Hawkguy and BW are eager to attack. And here it is:
House ad for DC Special #3 (April-June 1969) and The Flash #187 (April-May 1969);
printed in Falling in Love #106 (April 1969)
Comic cover art: DC Special #3: pencils by
Neal Adams, inks by Nick Cardy, letters by Gaspar Saladino (?); Flash #187: pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito, letters by Gaspar Saladino
Ad designed and lettered by Gaspar Saladino
He's back from his first amazing appearance...The Sensational Character Find of 1961! By popular demand*, once again I bring you, straight from the Court of Chocolate and the Tribunal of Toffee, that Lord Chief Justice of Lusciousness, the Deputy of Deliciousness...the man or woman we all call...
Tootsie Roll Fudge ads from Batman #150 and 151 (September and November 1962) and The Brave and the Bold #45 (December 1962-January 1963)
Coming next time: Fudge Judge, Jury and Executioner!
House ad for Aquaman #39 (May-June 1968);
printed in Wolder Woman v.1 #176 (May-June 1968)
Comic cover art: pencils and inks by Nick Cardy
Ad: plot suggested by Phil Yeh; pencils, inks and letters by Murray Boltinoff
Ad for the (oh, dear) "Injun Kap" on tubes of Kolynos toothpaste from Detective Comics #146 (April 1949)
Perhaps more entertaining than brushing your teeth with an Indian's head (and certainly more politically correct) is a large series of Kolynos advertisement comic strips that one of my favorite artists, Frank Robbins, did in the 1950s. Check 'em out here!
House ad for Batman #10 (April-May 1942) and the Fleischer Superman cartoons;
printed in Detective Comics #61 (March 1942)
Comic book cover art for Batman #10: pencils by Fred Ray,
inks by Jerry Robinson
Ad artist and designer unknown