What DC Showcase book do you have and recommend...

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What DC Showcase book do you have and recommend...

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I'll certainly have to invest in some of these DC Showcase titles. As a kid I was always much more of a DC fan than Marvel and always remember the era with the 'go-go checks' on all the covers with particular fondness(Mar 1966 - Dec 1967 I think). And then there was the first use of the 'DC Currents' what's being published feature, which used to drive my ten year old self crazy hearing about titles that never turned up at our local newsagent. I still remember wracking my brain trying to imagine what the likes of 'The Sea Devils' was all about. Spurred on by what I missed out on then over the years I've managed to amass a run of all the DC titles that appeared during the time that I read them as a boy i.e. 1964 -1970 as well as a complete run of Adventure Nos 300-380 containing my all time favourites The Legion of Super Heroes and a complete set of Eighty page giants containing all those glorious reprints. I can't quite say that DC has an equal place in my affections as DC Thomson but they're not too far behind.

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I remember the "go-go check" titles very well (despite being only 6 at the time) I also loved the Direct Currents page (probably better than the early Marvel Bullpen page) - also DC used to do those great full and 1/2 page ads for comming comics "Blockbuster" etc splashed all over the page with the cover art on it - hard to believe how important they were to fans as there were very few available fanzines (were there any?) to tell you what to excpect until the mid 70's. I would scoure these pages looking for new titles/ characters and mention of Neal Adams artwork etc great days lol - Also loved those small 3 -6 panel funnies in DC books (I think they were about toys or handicrafts ) by Murray Boltinoff, character strips like Super turtle - would love to see a collection of DC Funnies like this and 3 Mouseketeers etc - My all time fav US comic as a kid was the LSH (Legion ) loved it to bits (was a sad fanboy then) especially Mike Grell at the time although for me they havent lasted the test of time as well as I wold have thought) . better go now getting all nostalgic.
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I hear that the Unknown Soldier is due for a release under the showcase banner early next year. That was one of my favourite non superhero titles as a youth. That will definately find a place on my shelf on release.

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presterjohn wrote:I hear that the Unknown Soldier is due for a release under the showcase banner early next year.
It's already out - I picked up a copy last week! :) From a UK point of view it'll be interesting to see if they release a compilation of Losers stories from the same period, as the first of these was drawn by the very same Ken Barr who painted covers for DC Thomson's first issues of Commando, while many of the following stories were drawn by John Severin who once illustrated an early number of Fleetway's Battle Picture Library.

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presterjohn wrote:I hear that the Unknown Soldier is due for a release under the showcase banner early next year.
It came out on Thursday.

As I've mentioned before, check out this website every Wednesday night:

http://www.diamondcomics.com/shipping.asp

It gives the list of every US comic which is published that week.

For future Showcase releases, visit the DC Comics website:

http://www.dccomics.com/

Lew
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Post by presterjohn »

How did I miss that? I am normally pretty up on these things. I am finding some odd choices in the Showcase range but I guess DC must know what they are doing.

Any one here thinking of picking up Image's first essential style book featuring Savage Dragon? I am going to give it a go as this is a character that I know little about but has a strong following.

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Bought the Shazam Showcase this week-highly enjoyable.Great simple art by Beck and Schaffenberger.Stories are a bit silly.

A good book nevertheless.

Brian

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Shazam was one of the first comics I ever read. As it was written for a very young audience, I instantly connected (especially with jr.). So the Marvel Family have held a place in my heart ever since.

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presterjohn wrote:
Any one here thinking of picking up Image's first essential style book featuring Savage Dragon? I am going to give it a go as this is a character that I know little about but has a strong following.

Yes, I think I'll be buying it. There's a good amount of fun and energy in the Savage Dragon comics but I haven't read the early issues either.

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