February 3, 2014 at 6:11 pm By:

staff_picks andy_staff_picksANDY’S PICK :: BATMAN SILVER AGE NEWSPAPER COMICS HC: God bless those guys at IDW PUBLISHING.  In addition to all the other classic comic strips they offer–everything from Baron Bean (1916) to Goodwin and Williamson’s great run on Secret Agent Corrigan that ran through 1980, IDW is scheduled to publish all of the Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman newspaper strips.  So far they have released two volumes of Superman-dailies from the late 50s) and one Sunday collection from the late 40s.  With their third volume of DC reprints they are offering quite a rare gem indeed.  When ABC launched the Batman TV series in 1966, it was full speed ahead for any and all product tie-ins featuring the Dynamic Du o.  That included a newspaper strip  published from 1966 to 1972 and until now has never been reprinted!  If you are a fan of the mid-sixties Silver Age comics, this is the strip collection for you.  Volume 1 (of 3) includes stories featuring Catwoman, the Joker, the Penguin, Batgirl and Poison Ivy  written by Whitney Ellsworth with art by  Sheldon Moldoff, Joe Giella and Carmine Infantino; all with a stunning period inspired cover by the great Peter Poplaski.  The first volume, reprinting all B&W dailies and color Sundays from 1966 and 1967, features an all-star list of Batman and Robin characters, including Catwoman, the Penguin, the Joker, Poison Ivy, and Batgirl! In the months ahead they will alternate between Superman and Batman volumes, so be here when it happens, Same Bat-time, same Bat-publisher.



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