Legend has it that Toth quit DC in the early 50s when he came to the office during Julie Schwartz’s lunch for a check and Schwartz refused to interrupt his lunchtime card game to oblige the freelancer.
25 or 30-odd years later, here’s Toth do his last work for DC: A couple of Superman/Batman stories for the foreign markets, later reprinted in the USA for… Julie Schwartz.
Entire funny book story here; not great Toth, but still Toth.
In the fullness of time, all things come to an end: Futures, worlds, even month-long publishing initiatives. And so Wednesday brought with it the final batch of Futures End specials from DC Comics.
Of this week’s 10 releases, I read four, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of those were pretty good … and at least two of them even tied in to the events of The New 52: Futures End, the weekly series that nominally gives the one-shots a reason to exist.”
What’s better than a tie-in that doesn’t tie in with the series with which it holds itself out as tying in?
Spoiler: That was a rhetorical question.
Before his time at EC, Jack Kamen drew… Blue Beetle — a character with great longevity, only had one, brief run worth shit — Ditko’s, at Charlton.
Entire story here.