Saturday, December 02, 2006

DC Slogan Contest-1956


Here's an interesting house ad. This is from 1956 DC comics and features the company's then most popular characters--Superman, Batman and...Tomahawk?? Well, as previously noted, the TV popularity of Davy Crockett helped Tomahawk around this time. Anyway, this particular ad announces an upcoming slogan contest to promote DC. Does anyone know if any winners were ever announced and what they were?

4 comments:

sam kujava said...

If I could lay my hands on some of
my old comics (snaps fingers) just
like that, I could answer your query
with more authority. But I do remember
later DC comic mags with at least two
pages filled with lists of winners,
in small type yet, so I am assured
that there were indeed winners aplenty. Perhaps if a John Wells or
a Mike Tiefenbacher is reading your
blog as well, we could all learn much
more on this subject, in amazing
detail.

sam kujava said...

Courtesy of the indefatigable John Wells...
The Slogan Contest from DC WAS real...the contest
winners were touted atop the covers (just above
the title logos) of all May 1957 DC comics, from
ACTION COMICS #228 all the way to WORLD'S FINEST
#88!
Winners were listed on THREE pages of each title,
5000 names alphabetically broken up and printed in
different titles. (If your last name started with
"T", you could find it BIG TOWN or HOUSE OF MYSTERY,
for example. Other names were listed in different titles.)
And the WINNING SLOGAN? It began appearing in a DC
house ad a couple of months later: "For the best in
comics entertainment: Superman/DC/National Comics,
the Line of Stars!"

Mxyzptlk said...

I seem to remember "DC Comics...everyone who works in management is an asshole."

scottedelman said...

Until I wrote my blog entry today --

http://tinyurl.com/ygpaqso

-- yours was the only one that even attempted to explore this. Check out mine. Can you answer my final question?