POW: The Secret Origin of Dr. Fate

Here is a fun fact: the first comic book published by the company that later became DC Comics, was titled “New Fun”. Its first issue was published February 1935 by National Allied Publications. After the sixth issue, the series title became “More Fun Comics“. Not too long after Superman first appeared in “Action Comics” in 1938, “More Fun Comics” introduced a number of Superheroes whose … Continue reading POW: The Secret Origin of Dr. Fate

POW: 3 Earths! 3 Deaths!

A pivotal moment in Crisis on Infinite Earths comes in issue #6 of the 12-issue mini-series from 1985, when Harbinger sacrifices herself to save three of the five remaining universes. This scene depicts an event of cosmic proportions occurring simultaneously across three universes and observed from the anti-matter universe. In the background, we see all the planets, moons, and stars of each universe rushing through … Continue reading POW: 3 Earths! 3 Deaths!

POW: The Silver-age Suicide Squad

Question: What do get when you combine a hotshot pilot, a pretty nurse, two nerds, and lots of dinosaurs on the land, sea, and air? Answer: The silver age version of the “Suicide Squad” And Another Question: What was up with Col. Rick Flag, Jr. and pretty nurse, Karin Grace? Answer: This week’s page-of-the-week comes from Brave and the Bold #25 (September 1959). This was … Continue reading POW: The Silver-age Suicide Squad

POW: The Origin of Beast Boy

One of the more popular characters in the DC Universe today is Beast Boy of the cartoon series “Teen Titans” from ten years ago and the wildly popular “Teen Titans Go!” of today. Before joining the Teen Titans in the late 1970’s, Beast Boy (aka Changeling) first appeared in an issue of The Doom Patrol. It was in Doom Patrol #99 (November 1965) that Garth … Continue reading POW: The Origin of Beast Boy

POW: Hawkgirl & Deadman

Hawkman (vol. 4) #36 (March 2005) – On this page, appropriately bordered in black, Hawkgirl meets Deadman. When the deceased circus performer turned ghost with super-powers greets Kendra as though they had met before, she replies: “I’m not that Hawkgirl?” It is not clear which Hawkgirl she is referring to. In the current continuity, there are two other Hawkgirls: Shiera Saunders-Hall (the original golden-age Hawkgirl) … Continue reading POW: Hawkgirl & Deadman

POW: Zatanna Meets Green Lantern

In this week’s POW (page-of-the-week), Zatanna, the Magic Maid, continues her search for her father who disappeared several years ago. She has been assisted by Hawkman & Hawkgirl. She and Atom had an adventure in a sub-atomic magical world. Now in Green Lantern v.2 #42 (Jan 1966), she has tagged Green Lantern to help her get through an ancient magical portal into a timeless dimension … Continue reading POW: Zatanna Meets Green Lantern

POW: Zatanna Meets Atom

This week’s POW (page-of-the-week) is from The Atom #19 (Jul 1965). In this scene,  Zatanna uses magic in a very clever way to catch the attention of the Atom. She needs Ray’s help to find her father, Zatara. She believes that he is trapped in a magical sub-atomic world hidden inside one of her father’s book. Credit: DC Comics||Writer: Gardner Fox||Penciler: Gil Kane||Inker: Sid Greene||Editor: Julius … Continue reading POW: Zatanna Meets Atom

POW: Zatanna’s Debut

Zatanna, the Magic Maid, made her first appearance in Hawkman #4 (Nov 1964). In the story titled “The Girl Who Split In Two”, the Hawks each discover one “half” of a paralyzed Zatanna. Taking their discoveries up to their Thanagarian spaceship in orbit high above Earth, they attempt to put Zatanna back together again. Zatanna is the daughter of the magician, Zatara. He first appeared … Continue reading POW: Zatanna’s Debut