Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I've been recently digging through my Silver Age DC's and came across some of these great Murphy Anderson Hawkman stories. This one, from November, 1966, is a good example of the science-fiction style that Julie Schwartz was bringing to DC at the time. Gardner Fox wrote the script and it was typical Fox, very talky and full of descriptions of what was going on. I like Fox's work but sometimes it's a little hard to read. The best part about this book is Murphy Anderson's fantastic art. Joe Kubert is the quintesential Hawkman artist but Murphy brought his own great style to the character and made it his own. I highly recommend this series, even with the go go checks on this cover. DC was really hip and groovy then. Cover pencils and inks by Anderson.