Wednesday, December 13, 2017

X-Men in the DC Universe



This is a cover that I have been looking forward to posting.  The advertisement for DC Comics themed Matchbox Cars had been in my image library for a long time, and I was determined to find a way to use it.  I finally cracked it, and the end result is a story that I think would be a hoot to read.

13 comments:

Patrick Carey said...

Excellent! On several levels, this might be my favorite cover so far. I loved those ads for the superhero vehicles and you incorporated one of my favorite features- the wee heroes. The story you imply is absolutely in keeping with the traditions of the era without the pesky corporate limitations.

Thank you for every day, but special thanks for this beauty!

Anonymous said...

My goodness, a team up with vehicles???

Anonymous said...

Ross , I don't write very often , but , this is another fabulous cover ! well done !

Chris

Cary Comic said...

It'd be a bigger hoot if those Matchbox cars turned out to be robots in disguise (lol)!

Seriously, though: thanks for posting this. It makes me fondly remember my favorite Matchbox car. The Splittin' Image!*


*Picture a DeLorean...modeled after the North American F-82 Twin Mustang warplane.

Anonymous said...

Priceless!

Thirty down; nine hundred seventy to go.

Simreeve said...

Wonderful!

For some reason, this reminds me of the X-Men issue (an annual?) in which the Impossible Man's children came to Earth for a scavenger hunt...

^_^

Glenn Host said...

Too bad there were not enough X-Men for all of the vehicles.

FreeLiveFree said...

Why do Superman and the Flash need cars? One can fly and the other is the fastest man alive.

Bob Buethe said...

I can't speak for the Flash, but the Supermobile was shielded against kryptonite and red-sun radiation. And I think the van on the left was supposed to be Clark Kent's WGBS-TV van from the 1970s.

Ross said...

That's Captain Marvel's car, not Flash's.


Glad you guys liked this one!

Kid Charlemagne said...

Same problem for Cap, though. As Captain Marvel, he has the speed and flight of Mercury--and as Billy Batson, he's too young to drive! ;)

Cary Comic said...

@KC: In his presently ( And, IMPO, needlessly) less-than-pure-hearted incarnation, yes. In his Late Silver Age version from the mid-1970's, not so much.*

*Shazam's astral self magically aged him six years, so he could at least mingle like a normal teenager of the pre-Bicentennial era.

Anonymous said...

COVER OF THE MONTH!

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