Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Showcase #71

Showcase #71 (On Sale: September 27, 1967) has a Mike Sekowsky and Mike Esposito Maniaks cover featuring Woody Allen.

"What Swings, Fiddle Strings?" by E.Nelson Bridwell, Mike Sekowsky and Mike Esposito. This is the last appearance of the Maniaks and the story concerns Woody Allen trying to get them to star in a movie he was going to make. Using a real celebrity was a change of pace for this strip which usually made up fake names like "Jeannette Punchinello" (Annette Funicello), "Rock Hutsut" (Rock Hudson), and "Twiggly" (Twiggy). This was a strange book for DC, but certainly showed an openness on the companies part to try almost anything.

Edited by Jack Miller.

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