Saturday, April 28, 2007

Meet Johnny DC

This inside cover DC ad from 1962 introduced National's fondly recalled but short-lived mascot, Johnny DC. Note also the eclectic mix of DC's superstars here still 4 years away from TV's BATMAN making super-heroes hot again. I mean, sure you got your JLA members but there's also BLACKHAWK, TOMAHAWK, Lois and Jimmy, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, Sugar and Spike, the Fox and the Crow and even Dobie and Maynard!

1 comment:

sam kujava said...

JUST IMAGINE! Your favorite DC
comic book characters TOGETHER
in this ONE ad! Super-heroes! Movie
comedians! Cartoon animals! A World
War Two Soldier! TV sitcom stars!
Just a REMINDER of the VARIETY of
features you can find on your newstand every month, courtesy of
DC/National Periodicals!