Wednesday, January 10, 2007

All-New Collectors' Edition #C-54

My all time favorite treasury comic is this masterpiece from 1978. It was one of the first treasuries I bought and it holds up great almost 30 years later. It contained an original story by Gerry Conway centering on Superman and Wonder Woman being set up by the insidious Nazi super villain Baron Blitzkrieg to fight each other during the dark days of World War II. Jose Luis Garcia Lopez and Dan Adkins were a great team on the cover and interior art. It just blasted off the page. I was fortunate to meet Garcia Lopez a few years ago and he graciously signed my well worn original copy of this book. If you haven't read any treasury book before, definitely start with this one!

1 comment:

Dale said...

I read this as a kid and then bought a copy as an adult. I also loved the Superman v Shazam and Superman v Muhammed Ali which were all produced around the same time.

The only disappointment I had with this book is that it looked like Garcia-Lopez pencilled about 2/3rd of the book and only provided layouts for Dan Adkins to finish over the last 3rd.

I am going to pull out my copies after this and read through them.