Monday, June 23, 2008
70s DC Comics - Tane
(following informative passage from http://static.wikipedia.org/new/wikipedia/en/articles/d/c/_/DC_Comics_9a75.html - I couldn’t have explained the facts better.)
DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. A subsidiary of Warner Bros. Entertainment (part of Time Warner) since 1969, DC is one of the world's largest English language publishers of comic books. DC Comics produces material featuring a large number of well-known characters, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and their teammates in the Justice League, who are among the medium's most popular and influential.
DC Comics' books are distributed to the bookstore market by Random House, and to the comics shop specialty market by Diamond Comics Distributors.
DC had extremely recognisable traits back in the seventies. Sensational action and iconic characters made DC a huge player in the industry, alongside Marvel. DC comics are now highly collectible.
The old DC comics sport milky inking, a few colour palette and clichéd villains. However there was always a quality sense of depth perception and body proportion was well drawn. The comics usually stick to a rigid discipline of standard comic-book size and structure. There was little tonal shading apart from block blacks to represent direction of light.
I like DC covers because they are so old-world cheesy – ‘Get that kid, he saw us kill those people.’
Ridiculous, gratuitous action fed the kids of the 70s. Maybe that’s why we are all so dysfunctional today.