Tuesday, September 28, 2010

DC Super-Stars Of Space 1976

One of the first comics I remember getting was this sixth issue of DC's reprint title DC Super-Stars. I was six years old and my mom took me over to a friend's house to play and my buddy's big brother had this issue and I took to it immediately for some reason. He was nice enough to give it to me and it's one of my favorite comics. It gave me my introduction to DC's science-fiction characters of the Silver Age. Behind the Ernie Chan cover the book reprinted the Adam Strange story from Mystery In Space #88 by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino. It also contained Captain Comet, Tommy Tomorrow, and Space Cabby stories from past issues of MIS with art by Murphy Anderson, Jim Mooney, and Bernard Sachs. And all for only 50 cents! With my extra money I could have bought one of these cool t-shirts.

I remember wanting that Shazam shirt really bad. These old issues of DC Super-Stars are a good, cheap way to get some good Silver Age reprints.


Aaron said...

I got that ish just a while ago! I just love the idea of the calling it DC Superstars.

Kid said...

I bought this comic when it first came out back in the 70s, but gave it and a few other issues to a friend well over 30 years ago. A number of years back, I bought replacements for them from a back issue shop because I missed having them. Last year my friend returned the actual issues I'd given him all those years ago, so now I have two copies of each. Wow, eh?