Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Superman Family #182



As a kid I loved DC's Dollar Comics. My dad would buy them for me fairly often because of the value for the buck. One of the first issues released in the format was Superman Family #182, cover dated March-April, 1977. Behind a fantastic Curt Swan-Neal Adams cover were great stories featuring Superman's pals with artwork by greats such as Kurt Schaffenberger, Vince Colletta, John Calnan, Jose Delbo, and Mike Vosburg. Not only are there good stories inside but the ads are great too. I like this toy ad featuring the Mego Batcycle and the very cool Super-Friends colorforms.



I would have loved to have had those colorforms. I also like this ad for the DC Direct Currents hotline.



I'm surprised I didn't bug my mom to call this all the time. It would have been great to hear the updates. Seeing all this stuff again makes me want to break out all my Superman Families. I might just have to do that this weekend.

5 comments:

Glen Mullaly said...

I had that spring-powered Bat Plane from the ad. It was fun, but didn't fly very far.

Todd Franklin said...

I was more of a Batman Family guy!

Dale said...

I loved the Dollar Comics and earlier 100 Page Spectaculars. I was sometimes disappointed with the Golden Age stories that were reprinted, but loved the idea of getting more bang for the buck.

I much preferred Batman Family, World's Finest and Adventure Comics over Superman Family though, and the covers were always amazing with Neil Adams, Jim Aparo and Ross Andru contributing mostly

Booksteve said...

http://booksteveslibrary.blogspot.com/2009/12/dc-hotline-1976-77-checklist.html

Mike Middleton said...

Thanks for the great info Booksteve! I always wondered what was in those hotline messages.