Monday, April 12, 2010

The Commandos Have Landed

Here then is the opening salvo of The Boy Commandos, from Detective Comics #64, June of 1942 — written by Jack Kirby, art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

Below, the cover for this issue, one of my all-time favorites of the Golden Age—by the great Jerry Robinson. No camp, no corn, just another risky adventure for the Batman and his young protege.


Steve Scott said...

A great story that owes more than a little to Charles Dickens... right down to the use of the name "La Farge." If only Sidney Carton had had The Boy Commandos around to rescue him, it might have been a "far, far better thing."

Thanks for posting this Thom.

joe ackerman said...

terrific stuff! and thanks for the cover, mate - that's one of my favourite Batman covers, too. we gonna be getting some more of this, in the future, Thomas? ah, go on, go on! ya know you want to!

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Steve, thanks for pointing out the Dickens thing.

Joe, you know me all too well — of course I want to. I'm disappointed that there aren't more responses like yours and Steve's.

But you guys have such positive energy that Nostradamus Predicts I'm a gonna post anudda one soon.