Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Single Issue Hall of Fame: Detective Comics #483

As we all know, Dollar Comics are awesome. This one, however, is one of the awesomest. First of all, there's a gorgeous two-panel cover by Jose Garcia-Lopez cover. The lead story, "The Curse of Crime Alley" is very strong, with artwork by the team of Don Newton and Dan Adkins. In fact, I like the artwork so much, that I have a page of it hanging in a frame on a wall in my TV room. There are a few more treats between the covers, including a Ditko drawn Demon story and a real Oddball classic entitled "Gotham's Great Kangaroo Race", with artwork by Dick Dillin and Frank McLaughlin. It must have been one of Dillin's final jobs. It is fitting that such the man who pencilled many a crazy Blackhawk and JLA story still got selected for the nutty stuff. Grab this book - you will love it.

1 comment:

Four-Color Kid said...

I don't remember that particular issue, but for me, BATMAN FAMILY is one of the best thing that came out of the Bronze Age.

I just love anthology books, and miss them a lot. The original 20 issues run of BATMAN FAMILY was cool because it reprinted a lot of Golden Age Batman tales. It was pretty much my introduction to the Golden Age back then, and to Dick Sprang.

By the end of that run, and after that, when the title was folded into DETECTIVE COMICS, it had become a fabulous Dollar Comic (maybe the best of that line?) with some of the best artists of the Bronze Age era on art. Marshal Rogers, Micheal Golden, Don Newton, Jim Starlin, Steve Ditko, etc.

"sigh" Good times!