13 COVERS: A BOB OKSNER Birthday Celebration

A salute to one of DC’s greatest humor cartoonists…

The late, great Bob Oksner — born 105 years ago on Oct. 14, 1916 — had a varied career that stretched from the Golden Age to the Bronze Age.

The highlights of his career are many — especially his highly popular work on Supergirl in the ’70s — but for this year’s 13 COVERS birthday salute, we’re spotlighting a selection of Silver and Bronze humor books, Oksner’s forte.

So join Jerry Lewis, Binky, Angel and the Ape, Bob Hope — and dig this:

Oksner or Tex Blaisdell inks; from an idea by Sergio Aragones

Blaisdell inks

Blaisdell inks

Possible Oksner inks

Possible Oksner inks

Possible Oksner inks

MORE

— 13 COVERS: A BOB OKSNER Birthday Celebration: 2020 Edition — Starring SUPERGIRL. Click here.

— 13 DC SPECIAL COVERS to Make You Feel Good. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. One of the true and truly underrated greats. And nobody…. NOBODY drew prettier women than Bob!

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  2. Thanks for the tribute to Bob Oksner, but no covers from what might have been his best work: Many Loves of Dobie Gillis? You could easily do 13 great covers just from Dobie alone, or mix and match in a few Windy & Willy’s!

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  3. Oksner is defnitely underappreciated. And I agree that he is tops at drawing pretty girls. He’s the John Romita of DC in that respect…even though Romita used to draw DC romance titles!

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  4. if DC wasn’t so messed up as a company, a best of Oskner trade would be reality!

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  5. I think one of the things that helped Oksner “sell” the beautiful girls was that his fashion sense was dead-on. Their clothing really look convincing as real fashion, and not just generic “girl clothes”. It’s obvious he did his reference and kept up with modern trends.

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