Thursday, October 19, 2006

Baby Got Back!

This is my 300th post to the Omnicom. Thanks to all the people who keep coming back for more each day! Don't forget I've got a free copy of Adventure 247 to give away, check out this one for the details.

So what better way to celebrate 300 posts than with some cheesecake? It is Beefcake/Cheesecake week, after all.

I was 11 years old when this one came out in summer of 1977. I have never thought of Ric Estrada and Jack Abel as cheesecake artists before (or since) but they really did a job on Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #232.

Here's a good shot of Saturn Girl in her 1970s hot pink bikini costume. Contrary to popular belief, Mike Grell did not design this one (a fan named K. Haven Metzger - Kim? - did in 1970), but she used it from 1970-1982.

The plot involved people being shrunk, which gave the artists a chance to do some worm's-eye-view of the festivities...

... and a bird's eye view of the little people. That's Shrinking Violet over to the right.

Here's Shrinking Violet wearing Saturn Girl's costume. Notice how she fills it out differently from Imra (2nd picture above).

The Planetary Chance Machine weighs in with a classic shot of the appropriately-named Dream Girl.


Anonymous said...

Hi Micheal. Great set of panels from SLSH #232. Funny you should pick that issue 'cause I've got plans for something from #233.

And a BIG "thank you" for the shout-out!! I'm still in week one, so it's really exciting to get ANY attention and even more from blog pros like you!

Congrats on your 300th post.


Tenzil Kem said...

OK, OK, so I know you've received tons and tons of these little comments/emails/messages/whatever asking, begging, and pleading you to give them the Holy Grail of Legion goodness, Adventure Comics #247... so when should I start the groveling? Heh, just kidding (kind of)... well I suppose I should tell you a little bit about my Legion fandom, and maybe, just maybe you'll agree that I NEED that issue in my collection... I have about 500 Legion and Legion-related issues in my collection, the oldest being Adventure #324 from 1964 (featuring the first appearance of the Heroes of Lallor!) all the way up to Supergirl/LSH #22... When I was a young Lad I started reading Legion during the Giffen run in the early 90's (yes, I'm a little younger than most Legion fans... only 24 here... although I'm sure more "youngins" will HOPEFULLY become fans because of the cartoon) and Legionnaires... I grew out of comics for a few years, and then when I was 18 or so I got heavily into Sandman by reading the collected paperbacks, which in turn led me into more of the Vertigo titles... well upon going to the comic book store one day, I saw an issue of The Legion and I thought "hmm, I remember how fun Legion was as a kid" so I picked it up and was instantly hooked (thank you DnA!)... so ever since then I've worked on expanding my collection. I own and run Legion_3004, a yahoo group, that while now almost defunct (complicated circumstances), had 300+ members in it's hay-day, including Barry Kitson (I'm not kidding you). I also own a humble little group on MySpace devoted to Legion fandom...

Oh I should add that I did my part to further the Legion love by getting my 16 and 11 year old sisters into reading Legion (yes, this is before the cartoon premiered)... They're both pretty fond of the DnA and Waid/Kitson Legion eras :-D.

so, yeah, that's about it....


ahem, sorry, that was a little out of line.

seriously though, give it to me :-D.