Before there were 100-Page Super Spectaculars…
Last week, DC got fans whipped into a frenzy over the announcement that they were going to produce a new line of books under the banner 100-Page Giant that echoed the 100-Page Super Spectaculars of the ’70s. (That was actually one small element of the move. Click here to read all about it.)
Well, that prompted a 13 COVERS retrospective of the classic 100-Page Super Spectacular that was even better received than I anticipated. (Click here to check it out. You’ll dig it.)
But then I saw 13th Dimension reader Anthony Durso — he of the awesome webstores Retropolis Tees and The Toy Room — note on Twitter that, of course, those fantastic 100-pagers were preceded by the venerable 80-Page Giant, which was not only the title of a standalone series of reprint books but a designation used for various popular titles in the ’60s.
And here we are. I picked these 13 COVERS, but you can thank Anthony for giving me the idea.
Cover images and credits from the giant Grand Comics Database.