Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Teen Titans #17

Teen Titans #17 (On Sale: July 23, 1968) has a beautiful Nick Cardy cover.

"Holy Thimbles, It's the Mad Mod" is by Bob Haney and Nick Cardy. The Teen Titans travel to London for a Command Performance at which they will meet the Queen. On a sightseeing tour, Robin becomes accidentally locked in the Tower of London, leaving Kid Flash, Aqualad, and Wonder Girl to retrieve the Queen's royal sceptre, stolen by the Mad Mod, without the Boy Wonder's aid. Their costumes gimmicked by the Mod so as to halve their super-powers, the Titans are unable to stop the villain, until the ruse is discovered and they change uniforms. Then Aqualad rescues an escaping Mod from drowning, while Kid Flash and Wonder Girl defeat his henchmen, and the sceptre is returned to the Royal Family.

Edited by Dick Giordano.


Dave Potts said...

This may be my all-time favorite Nick Cardy cover. The story, as I recall, is pretty dumb, but what a cover!

rob! said...

i love how much the TT covers mucked around with the title font to match the cover.

vinnie said...

Nick Cardy was never one of my favorite artists--when he started doing a lot of the DC covers around '73, I think that contributed to me losing interest in comics (along with getting a little older and discovering girls--ha ha). That said, his style seemed to work well on the Teen Titans, and this is a pretty cool cover.

-Keller said...

I think Nick's Teen Titan covers (well of lot of them anyway) match up pretty close to his Aquamaan covers as some of the best ever. By the time '73 rolls around I think Nick is doing too many covers and they don't have the power of the last 60s work. Also, the coloring jobs get much worse int he 70s.