Thursday, March 30, 2017

Starman and The Human Torch in : "The Brotherhood of Tut!"



Jack Burnley is one of my absolute favorite artists of the Golden Age.  His work on Detective Comics, Adventure Comics, World's Finest and other titles really showcased the heroes of the day in their best light.  He had a strong sense of anatomy and also knew how to capture the spirit of a scene whether it be action packed, noirish or whimsical. His interiors impressed me as much as his amazing covers.

These two first crossed paths in STF #228...

16 comments:

AirDave said...

That reminds me: it's time for me to dig into my longbox of James Robinson's Starman. I have a fondness for Starman because right around the time my dad passed away from prostate cancer, Ted fought his final battle with The Mist. My favorite issues will always be the "Talking With David" issues. It was just amazing when Robinson pulled back the curtain on how that was all possible. But you have to read through the entire series to the final arc to get it. Amazing how he pulled different parts of the Golden Age and DC characters together for the series.

Great team-up today!

Ross said...

That was a great series.

Cary Comic said...

Great rendering, Ross! For the first two seconds, after I saw the title, I thought today's cover was going to be a tribute to the Adam west Batman or the Golden Age Hawkman. But, I reconsidered that the very next second, and here's why.

You see, the first time I saw the original Starman in action, outside a Silver Age-era reprint, was in JLA (v.1) #101. Therein he teamed up with the Golden Age Hourman and the 1970's Batman to rescue a time-displaced Stripesy from ancient Egyptian slave drivers! Mostly, with the aid of a power ring-like device called the Cosmic Rod.

So, thank you for that round-about sense of nostalgia of a time when DC comic books were "still only 20 cents!" :-)

Wolfhammer said...

Nice cover. The original STARMAN and the original HUMAN TORCH are classic, but often overlooked characters.

I have to say that's the first time I've seen a mummy holding a gun though.

Anonymous said...

It's the old crooks-dress-up-like-a-mummy-to-hide-in-the-museum-to-rob-it trick.

Anonymous said...

@Wolfhammer: that was probably the infamous gangster "Mummy" Parker.

Cary Comic said...

@Anon: Was she played by Shelley Winters? ;-D

Anonymous said...

I love this cover!

M.P.

Simreeve said...

Wolfhammer said...

"The original STARMAN and the original HUMAN TORCH are classic, but often overlooked characters."
Talking of 'classic, but overlooked' characters, DC has announced that its forthcoming set of crossovers between its own charctersa and the Loony Toons will include a meeting between Jonah Hex and Yosemite Sam...

^_^

Anonymous said...

Say it ain't so! :-|

Simreeve said...

So, indeed.
Titles announced so far:

Jonah Hex/Yosemite Sam
Batman &Elmer Fudd (in 'Bat Season')
Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian
Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil
LSH/Bugs Bunny (the Legion's plan to bring their inspiration Superboy forward to the 30th century went slightly wrong...)
Lobo/Road Runner (because Wile E. Coyote gave up on trying to catch the bird himself, and decided to contract the job out...)

Anonymous said...

I'd rather see the Tasmanian Devil meet his namesake from the Global Guardians.

Isaac said...

@Anonymous - Hey, save that for next year. ;-)

Cary Comic said...

Yeah...for Australia Day 2018, at least.

anonymous down under said...

For an Australian theme, I'd rather see Ultraa whom I don't remember seeing on this blog before.

Or something with a real twist, like Jimmy Olsen and the Newsboy Legion meeting Ginger Meggs.

But please don't use that awful pseudo-Aussie dialogue they used to use for Captain Boomerang in the Silver Age Flash comics.

Anonymous said...

Which, to most American readers back then (myself included) was totally indistinguishable from Mirror Master II's Lowland Scottish burr!*
---Anonymous Up Over.


*Glasgow is technically a Lowlands city.

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