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:

  1. Anonymous9:11 PM

    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!