Monday, March 2, 2009

Who's Who Vol. XXIII - Jan. 1987

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Sure, we've already covered The Phantom Stranger's listing in Who's Who, but some of his supporting characters earned their own spots in the series, like his nemesis (and sometimes quasi-squeeze) Tala:
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This listing is drawn by Henry Bismuth, an artist I had never heard of at the time, and still don't know anything about.

Its not a particularly strong piece, I wish DC had gotten The Man, Jim Aparo, to do this one, but maybe he was really busy (in that case, if only they had gotten Dave Stevens...!). Oh well.

At least Aparo did get tapped to do the other Stranger-related listing in this issue, of the villainous Tannarak!:
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Nice!

Since real estate in Who's Who was at such a premium, DC included only a handful of supporting characters, like Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Commissioner Gordon, etc.

That meant Cassandra Craft, the erstwhile girlfriend of The Phantom Stranger (and how many women can say that?) didn't earn a listing.

Too bad, I would've loved to have learned what she was doing circa 1986. Probably running a health food store or something...


1 comment:

russell said...

I don't know, Rob, both poses look pretty static to me. Even though Tannarak was done by the Great Jim Aparo, all he's doing is standing there.

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