If you grew up in the seventies reading comics like I did, you’ll remember all those great 100-page “Super Spectaculars” that DC Comics put out in the first half of the decade. For 50-cents, a kid could get a quick-and-easy history lesson in the golden age of comic books. I know I got several.
This anthology has the same feel as those great reprint titles, if buttressed by much higher reproduction values. While they aren’t really “the greatest golden age stories ever told”, this tome is filled with old-fashioned fun comic stories, something missing from the medium today. Lots of action, some humor, a bit of characterization and artwork by some of the best EVER in the business: Simon and Kirby, Dick Sprang, Al Plastino, Jack Cole, Lou Fine, Jack Burnley, Mort Meskin, to name a few.
This is a book that should be in any comic fan’s library, and should be require reading for any comic professional, so they can see how it used to be done. And done right!