Monday, April 22, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 112

One of my favorite DC House Ads of them all:

House ad for DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest and Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest (1984); printed in World's Finest Comics #308 (October 1984)

Artwork adapted from the cover of The Best of DC #49:

Cover of The Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #49 (June 1984), pencils and inks by Jim Engel and Chuck Fiala

Ad lettered by Gaspar Saladino. Superman figure by Curt Swan and Dave Hunt (?)

Say, who's that red fuzzy character in the balloon?


Jon Jermey said...

Jeez, Clark, put a little enthusiasm into it, can't you?

R.A.M.'67 said...

Actually, Swan's Superman was inked by Dave Hunt, who did so for a while in the early '80s. Hunt's inking is more slick and smooth, compared to Anderson's work.

Bully said...

Thanks, R.A.M. (I love my guys know everything!)

Matthew Johnson said...

Put-upon grumpy Superman is my favourite Superman. It's like he's taking all of humanity on a road trip and he's THIS CLOSE to turning the car around.