Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Super Friends #15

Another book that adapted a great Saturday morning show. It was only natural that DC would put out a book based on the very popular Super Friends. Geared toward younger readers, it provided a nice alternative to the more adult Justice League book. I certainly enjoyed both books. Cover and interior art by the super Ramona Fradon. She was one of the first female artists to break into comics and, along with Marie Severin, was the best. I love her clean, cartoony style. She's also a great lady who I've had the pleasure of meeting and getting a commission from. Her run on Aquaman in the 50's and early 60's is exemplary. It's definitely worth checking out as is the Super Friends series. It was a big part of my childhood.


Todd Franklin said...

Ramona is one of the best and also one of the nicest people I've ever met!

Dale said...

Ramona Fradon, Marie Severin and Trina Robbins might be the most popular female artists in the Silver Age but there were female artists in the trade before them.

Ruth Atkinson Ford was a popular artist who did Millie the Model and Patsy Walker and would probably qualify as one of the first female artist as she entered the field in 1943 working with Eisner/Iger. Remember during the war years women entered the work force and kept production going for at least the 4 years that the US was involved in WW 2.

Respect and kudos are due to:

Ruth Atkinson Ford
Lillie Renee'
Fran Hopper
Ann Brewester