March 17, 2012
Back in 1964, comics were in their heyday. It was the height of The Silver Age and take a look at the variety of titles you could have found at your local newsstand.
So with such great comics- Cary Bates working on Superman, Lee and Kirby on Fantastic Four- would you have bought this if you found it nestled between Sgt. Fury and The Flash?
Batman! Spider-Man! LBJ! Doesn’t he just scream super hero?
I know that today some low-rent publishers eke out a small profit making comics featuring political figures, and even Marvel shamelessly jumped on the bandwagon by putting President Obama on the cover of an issue of Spider-Man, but at least it was Spider-Man’s book! And this is no low-rent publisher, this was Dell! They were huge in their day.
None other than the legendary Dick Giordano worked on that book.
So if you were a young comic buyer, and saw that on the spinner rack, would you have spared a single second for that, let alone shelled out 12 cents for it?