Sunday, July 29, 2012
The Good Old Stuff
I do, however, like DC's Showcase Presents line of vintage reprints. These black & white, telephone book-sized collections usually run less than $20, and with some careful internet prowling, can even be found new for less than $10, sometimes. My most recent purchases were Showcase Presents: The Spectre (600+ pages) and Showcase Presents: Sea Devils (500+ pages). The Spectre volume collects the majority of the supernatural avenger's solo adventures (as well as a few team-up stories) from the late Sixties through the early Eighties, with lots of gorgeous artwork by the likes of Murphy Anderson, Jerry Grandenetti, Neal Adams and Jim Aparo.
The Sea Devils book collects every undersea adventure of the titular team of explorers, nearly all of which were drawn by the astounding Russ Heath. The stories are silly stuff, but a lot of fun.
Best of all, with around a 1,000 pages of great, classic DC comics between these two books, I should have plenty to read for a good long while...