I had no idea that Bob Rozakis fought the Sandman.

§ March 21st, 2010 § Filed under Uncategorized § 11 Comments

My warranty must have expired, because I took yet another Saturday off work due to illness, and as such don’t have much more for you today than a brief appreciation of the back cover art from the DC Comics digest Adventure Comics #498 (April 1983) by Howard Bender and Frank Giacoia. I mean, look, the Spectre is totally fighting a dinosaur.

There were some nice little character pieces drawn on the back covers of a lot of these DC digests, and I think I’ll write a little more on them when I’m a bit more recovered. But in the meantime, seriously — Spectre Vs. Dinosaur:

Think about it, won’t you?

11 Responses to “I had no idea that Bob Rozakis fought the Sandman.”

  • That’s the Spectre ironically punishing evolution.

  • Johnathan says:

    Poor Tyranno-Thing. If only the Saurian Torch and Pterodactyl Reed Richards were there to help.

  • Undeadboy says:

    Not only is he fighting a Dinosaur WITH a Street Fighter style uppercut, but he’s opening up an important philosophical discourse about evolution vs creation.

    “The Wrath of God vs Prehistoric life” should be taught in all fine colleges and universities.

  • Rocco says:

    I prefer to think that he’s The Spectre you described from the Smallville special.. A guy with white body paint upper cutting a dinosaur. Yeah..

  • Rande says:

    “Foul beast! For too long have your crimes against the herbivores gone unpunished!”

  • rlsims says:

    As a product of Texas public schools, I think I read this story in 3rd grade…

  • rob! says:

    These Adventure Comics digests were awesome–as this back cover indicates!

  • Anonymous says:

    1983 was a slow year for Divine Vengeance, so what?
    When the going gets tough, the tough go to Dinosaur Island!

  • Nimbus says:

    “Wait, dinosaurs are millions of years old! Which means Earth wasn’t created 6000 years ago, everything in the Bible is a lie and God doesn’t exist! … So I’m the Avenging Wrath of who, then?”

    “Also, if it’s my skin that’s chalky white, where are my nipples?”

  • philip says:

    Did Plastic Man just knock two teeth out of Sherlock Holmes’ mouth?

  • Later, the dinosaur Fantastic Four would pick up a Herbie-vore and start rapping as the Jurassic 5.

    Also, thanks for the “Answer Man” gag. I don’t know why I found that literally laugh-out-loud funny, but I did.