Happy Birthday Lynda Carter (July 24, 1951)
"Wonder Woman really is a phenomenon unto herself, the show and the character really has a life of its’ own. She represented, uh, hope, I think, for young women, and she also represented for young men, mind you, which I get a lot of mail on, the type of, like the perfect woman, one that could be beautiful and smart and fun and strong."
Sea World Superheroes - a group of professional water skiers who performed a regular theme park act dressed as DC Comics characters from 1976 to 1979. (via)
Heart Throbs, Vol. 1 #56 (1958)
Adventures Into Weird Worlds #9, 1952
Forbidden Worlds #9 (1952)
"What’re they staring at?”
Adventures into the Unknown, Issue #40, February 1953.
New Words Feminist Bookstore in Cambridge, MA. 1976
remember when batman was a mermaid, because he was, he so was
Batman v1 #53 - “Batman Under the Sea!”
written by Bill Finger
art by Jim Mooney
Secret Hearts #118 (1967) (via)
The artwork of Virgil Finlay
Virgil Finlay, American artist, (23 July 1914 – 18 January 1971) is probably most well know for his scratchboard fantasy and science fiction illustrations for such publications as Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Amazing Stories and Weird Tales. He worked on white clayboard, using a combination of straight scratchwork and pen and ink drawing to create fantastically intricate works.
When Finlay first sent his work to publishers he was told it was too detailed for pulp fiction illustration; however in 1935, Weird Tales took a chance on Finlay and he soon became a favourite with readers and writers alike. His work became so popular that when he served with the Army during World War II the magazines that used his illustrations hired other artists to imitate his style.
In addition to his grass-roots popularity, Finlay received professional recognition for his work: he was nominated several times in the 50s for the Hugo Award (retroactively awarded the 1946 award in 1996). His work was wonderfully detailed and took much longer than simple pen drawings, but Finlay refused to sacrifice quality for speed. When the Sci-Fi/Fantasy magazines of the 30s, 40s and 50s stopped publishing in the 60s, his art was picked up by the new Astrology publishers and he became as popular in this new genre as he’d been in Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Following his death in 1971, several portfolios of his work were released and quickly became collector items.