Over on Twitter, my buddy Greg Araujo has a nice little thing going. He will read old comics and tweet out the #ComicBookAds. For old folks like me who remember these crazy ads fondly, it is a walk down memory lane.
Occasionally he posts one which grabs me. Like the one above. I have never seen this one before and it talks about Supergirl, using the famous image of her from that time.
It touts that DC has 'The Three First Ladies of Comicdom!', Wonder Woman, Lois Lane, and Supergirl. And each one has a little blurb describing the current ongoings in their title.
"Despite Supergirl's epic feats - she is faced with the every day problems a teenage girl has!"
I suppose that it is because she is on a journey and growing that I love her as a character. And it does say she performs epic feats. So I like it.
As for Wonder Woman, she is again 'Miss Number One!'. And Lois won't 'give up on the big
This is pure "end of the Silver Age/beginning of the Bronze Age" DC. I love it!
I suppose that this might explain why the ad talks about the characters' personal lives as well as their adventures.
But I am amazed that this book has a #177! That is basically unheard of in this day and age of renumbering and short leashes on titles.
I thought it might be interesting to take a peek at the titles starring the three First Ladies of Comics from early 1973 to see what their covers looked like.
The month before that Girls' Love Stories, Supergirl #3 sported this famous (or infamous) cover of Kara crying about not being able to get a date. A kitten is there to try and help, giving Supergirl some affection.
This certainly feels like a romance book.
Supergirl's Girlfriend Lois Lane was on issue #130 and was less than a year from being cancelled. The May 1973 cover has her shooting Clark revealing he is Superman. Many of the covers from around this time have Lois in some salacious poses, often tied up.
I do like that catchphrase of the Three First Ladies of Comics. Does it still apply now? Even for DC? Or would Catwoman, Harley, and Batgirl make more sense in this era?