Because it’s National Beach Day!
This is how my mind works: John S. Drew and I recently did a FILMATION FILES episode of the World’s Greatest Super Friends Podcast focusing on the Aquaman episode “The Devil Fish,” which is a kinda/sorta team-up between the Swift and Powerful Monarch of the Ocean and a member of the Sea Devils. Click here to listen. It was a good time.
It then occurred to me that I’ve never actually read a Sea Devils comic, so I went and got several inexpensive copies and OH MY LORD ARE THEY FUN! (The 1960-67 DC Comics feature — created by Robert Kanigher and Russ Heath — debuted, as so many did, in Showcase and ran in its own series for 35 issues.)
So, with National Beach Day here — why it’s today as opposed to any other summer day I couldn’t tell you — I decided to celebrate with 13 SEA DEVILS COVERS, which are absolutely, utterly gorgeous, due in no small part to the colors and washtone effects by the late Jack Adler.
And here we are. Let’s dive in, shall we?
— 13 COVERS: A RUSS HEATH Birthday Celebration. Click here.
— 13 BLACK MANTA COVERS: Because It’s HOT and It’s Summer. Click here.