Monday, June 20, 2016

Super Detective

Saturday Leftover Day.

After the succes of the Batman television series, the newspaper strip that had been cancelled in 1946 was tried again. And like the television series, it was a pretty sorry affair. The strip ran on Sunday from 1966 to 1969 and daily from 1966 to 1974. At first is was as camp as the television series, with appreances by celebrities like Jack Benny. The Sundays were ghosted by Shelly Moldoff for the first half year and taken over by DC house inker Joe Giella in 1967 and Al Plastino in 1968. Somewhere in there, Carmine Infantino gave a hand as well and although he was no longer officially there, I see his hand in some of these 1967 strips. But that could be Joe Giella stealing Infantino's poses as well.

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