Markley’s Fevered Brain: A Bit of This and A Bit of That


Zorro cover by Alex Toth. Eclipse collected edition

Zorro cover by Alex Toth. Eclipse collected edition


Wayne Markley takes time out this week to address some questions and comments he’s gotten about his past blogs. Along the way, you’ll find looks at Alex Toth’s Zorro, Timothy Truman’s Scout, and more.

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Markley’s Fevered Brain: Showcase on Showcase


Showcase Presents The Phantom Stranger

Showcase Presents The Phantom Stranger



Westfield’s Wayne Markley spotlights DC’s Showcase Presents collections, including Showcase Presents The Phantom Stranger, Showcase Presents The Losers, and Showcase Presents Doc Savage.

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KC’s Bookshelf: Showcase Presents Bat Lash


Showcase Presents Bat Lash

by KC Carlson

DC Comics began a great time of experimentation in the late 1960s. Faced with the increasing popularity and growing sales dominance of Marvel Comics and an aging editorial staff and talent pool, DC needed a radical re-think. Behind the scenes, DC made many crucial staff changes and editorial reassignments, sought out new talent, and finally encouraged some of their regular guys to break out and try new things. Key in this overhaul was Carmine Infantino’s transition from artist (The Flash, Adam Strange) to DC staffer and eventually Publisher of the entire line.

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