March 28, 2020 - 07:02
Sgt Mule was a sporadically appearing back-up series that appeared in Our Army at War and GI Combat during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. The cast would vary between tales, and it's not even certain that the mule is the same one in every story, but the tales all emphasized the difficulties that the soldiers faced in working with their obstinate partners while on the front lines of the European Theatre during World War 2.
March 22, 2020 - 05:48
The Green Glob, an amorphous entity which use a wide spectrum of powers to alter the lives of people it selected, appeared in fifteen stories during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, without ever once speaking a single word.
March 21, 2020 - 08:14
Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad, joined by a mysterious new Wonder Girl, came together during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look to form the Teen Titans. This group of kid sidekicks spoke in a weird kind of jive, and spent most of their earliest tales helping other teens in trouble, but their was an unmistakable vibrancy to their earliest adventures.
March 15, 2020 - 09:22
Capt. Storm, the PT boat commander with a wooden leg, debuted in his own book during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. He was the first of DC's World War 2 heroes to gain his own title, but also the first to lose it, with the series running only 18 issues. Even so, he managed to join forces with Gunner and Sarge (and Pooch), and Lt Frank Rock, the Fighting Devil Dog.
March 14, 2020 - 09:21
The Elongated Man moved from being a supporting character in the Flash to his own back-up series in Detective Comics during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. Accompanied by his wife Sue, Ralph Dibny solved crimes while travelling the world. He teamed up with Batman, Green Lantern, and Zatanna, and gained a new costume. The concept of Sue's birthday mysteries was also introduced in this era.
March 8, 2020 - 08:18
Eclipso, the hero and villain in one, proved a challenge to Bob Haney. He found a lot of angles to take with the stories, but given the limits placed on comics during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, with Eclipso needing to be defeated at the end of each story, there was only so much that could be done. Even the battle against Batman proved disappointing.
March 7, 2020 - 12:27
The Doom Patrol enjoyed a great run during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. The origin of the Chief was revealed, and Garguax, General Immortus, and Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man all had their first battles against the team. Beast Boy and Mento also debuted, leading to the wedding of Mento and Elasti-Girl.
March 1, 2020 - 16:31
The Legion of Super-Heroes had some of its greatest adventures during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. Battles against the Sun-Eater, Universo, Dr Regulus, and Computo. Members would join, die, and be expelled. Virtually every issue during this time is a landmark.
February 29, 2020 - 12:20
The Metal Men were ideally suited for the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. Though they would gain a Bond-like acronymic villain,BOLTS, they barely needed to, with the wild visuals and crazy villains they faced, like Chemo, the Missile Men, and a sentient killer amusement park.
February 23, 2020 - 07:56
The Haunted Tank continued as the cover feature in G.I. Combat throughout the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. Sgt Rock, Johnny Cloud, and Mademoiselle Marie would all make guest shots in the strip during these years. The high quality of the art is the one compensation for the awkwardly white supremacist flavour of the series as a whole.
February 22, 2020 - 07:25
Johnny Cloud, the Navajo fighter pilot, had some book length adventures in the pages of All-American Men of War during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, and would even gain a romantic interest. But the series would drop to a rotating basis before coming to an end, along with the book itself.
February 17, 2020 - 11:21
The Sea Devils got new costumes during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, and the concept behind the team was expanded to make them an international organization. But even the addition of Man-Fish and Captain X to the stories could not prevent the series from being scuttled by the end of the era.
February 16, 2020 - 07:07
The War That Time Forgot continued as the cover feature in Star Spangled War Stories throughout the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. Kanigher never ran dry on tales of soldiers fighting dinosaurs, creating variety by adding G.I. Robot, Caveboy, Bird-Man, and a new Suicide Squad.
February 15, 2020 - 07:27
Kid Flash's back-up series in his mentor's comic book had been a regular feature in earlier years, but during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, Wally West had only three solo tales. But as he was now a member of the Teen Titans, and appearing more often as a sidekick to the Flash, one hardly noticed the reduction.
February 9, 2020 - 06:47
Star Hawkins, the eternally broke private detective in the future, had his rotating series in Strange Adventures come to a close during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. In his last few cases he dealt with a robot pop band, a sultry client, lost his memory, and had Ilda become a movie star and a killer for hire.
February 8, 2020 - 13:17
The Justice League of America remained in its dominant position throughout the years 1964 - 1967: the New Look, helping Zatanna find her lost father, offering membership to Hawkman and Zatanna, and taking on, among others, the Key, Brain Storm, the Shaggy Man, and the Royal Flush Gang.
February 2, 2020 - 09:19
Mark Merlin battled Doctor-7 and took a spin in a giant Memkata, but wound up getting booted out of his own series in House of Secrets by Prince Ra-Man during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look.
February 1, 2020 - 09:54
Rip Hunter, Time Master came to an end during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. But before that happened Rip had adventures with George Washington, Adolf Hitler, Galileo, Cleopatra, Empress Theodora, and even found time to fight a Polish sorceror, who would one day return to face him again.
January 26, 2020 - 10:08
Supergirl continued in her back-up series in Action Comics during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. Linda Danvers would graduate from high school, and leave home to attend Stanhope College, losing a lot of her supporting cast in the process. Supergirl would also team up with Wonder Woman in the pages of Brave and the Bold.
January 25, 2020 - 08:28
Sgt Rock continued in the capable hands of Robert Kanigher, Joe Kubert, and Russ Heath during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, appearing in Our Army at War. Despite the somewhat repetitive nature of the strip, things were kept fresh by cameos from the Haunted Tank, and an unusual team-up with the Viking Prince. The Iron Major made his debut during this period, which also gave more attention to PoC than other DC books of the time.
January 19, 2020 - 10:40
Gunner and Sarge had their series in Our Fighting Forces come to an end, but before that happened they would team up with the TNT Trio and Captain Storm.
January 18, 2020 - 08:36
Adam Strange's series came to an end during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, but that was probably a good thing. His recurring enemies, and the notion of him marrying Alanna were dropped from the strip, along with his helmet, and the stories lacked the spark that had defined them a decade before.
January 12, 2020 - 08:09
Space Ranger moved over to become the cover feature of Mystery in Space at the start of the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. But aside from some team-ups with the descendant of Adam Strange, there was nothing new in this tired science fiction series, which came to an end shortly afterwards.
January 11, 2020 - 10:28
The Challengers of the Unknown, who had been a strong, serious team when Jack Kirby created them, descended into craziness during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. While their enemies combined to form the League of Challenger Haters, the heroes teamed up with the Sea Devils and Doom Patrol. Towards the end of the era, one of the team would even die in battle.
January 5, 2020 - 14:24
The Martian Manhunter finally became a cover feature during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. Sadly, the series was on a decline by this point. J'onn J'onzz faced the Idol Head of Diabolu and Professor Arnold Hugo, and teamed up with the Flash in the pages of Brave and the Bold, but by the end of the period had adopted a new secret identity, going the James Bond route.
January 4, 2020 - 10:47
Jimmy Olsen becomes a secret agent himself during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, as well as impersonating Robin, and taking his turn with Lana Lang's Insect Queen ring. Jimmy's relationship with Lucy Lane also had its turning point, with the final Magi/Sandra story, and the wedding of Jimmy and Lucy.
December 29, 2019 - 09:15
Edmond Hamilton and Curt Swan took the reins of the Superman/Batman team during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, and turned in some of their greatest adventures. This period saw the formation of the Olsen-Robin team, the debut of the Composite Superman, and the earliest "imaginary" adventures of the Super Sons.
December 28, 2019 - 05:27
King Faraday, DC's version of James Bond, made a return in two issues of Showcase during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. But his revival was tepid, consisting entirely of reprints, with only three pages of new material.
December 22, 2019 - 10:22
Black Canary appeared most often as a member of the Justice Society during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, but she did get two team-up stories with Starman in the pages of Brave and the Bold as well.
December 21, 2019 - 09:14
Tomahawk's series shed what few remaining ties it had to the reality of the American Revolution during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. Giant gorillas, masked villains, and monsters were more trouble for the colonial adventurer than the British troops.
December 15, 2019 - 10:10
Robin was very much a team player during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. He worked with Batman, with Superman, with Jimmy Olsen, and with the Teen Titans. When it came to solo stuff, he didn't fare so well, getting only three stories to himself during the era.
December 14, 2019 - 08:47
While Superboy continued to fight against Lex Luthor, Mr Mxyzptlk, the Revenge Squad, and the Phantom Zone villains during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, he would also gain allies, like Insect Queen and Kid Psycho. Krypto would also join a team of his own, the Space Canine Patrol.
December 7, 2019 - 09:02
Lois Lane continued to star in her own book during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. While the stories tended towards comedy, often at Lois Lane's expense, she did nevertheless have romantic flings with Batman and Jor-El, become editor of the Daily Planet, and even faced off against Catwoman.
December 4, 2019 - 08:17
The period 1964 - 1967: the New Look was not kind to Wonder Woman. In the first few years of the era her teenage self, Wonder Girl, all but took over the book, while in the later years there was a feeble attempt to bring back the Golden Age Wonder Woman and her foes. It's not surprising that this era saw the introduction of her most notorious enemy, Egg Fu.
December 1, 2019 - 09:16
Aquaman broke new ground (new water?) during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, gaining a crown, a wife, a child, new sidekicks, new enemies, and even a new brother. Graced by Nick Cardy art, his book was one of the high points of the era.
November 24, 2019 - 08:25
Green Arrow no longer had his own series during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, and only appeared in occasional issues of Justice League of America. He did manage to do one team up with Batman in the pages of Brave and the Bold during these years, though.
November 23, 2019 - 09:09
Almost 10 years after DC purchased the character from Quality Comics, they finally gave Plastic Man a relaunch, putting him into his own comic, with a brand new supporting cast.
November 17, 2019 - 10:45
Blackhawk's book had passed its prime during the years 1964 - 1967: the New Look. Radical changes were made to the series, turning Lady Blackhawk into a villain, and providing the team with an acronymic criminal organization, but every change just seemed to make things worse.
November 16, 2019 - 10:26
Starman appeared in two issue of Brave and the Bold, teamed with Black Canary, during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look.
November 10, 2019 - 10:20
The Atom continued appearing in his own book during the period 1964 - 1967: The New Look. His main enemies, Chronos and Jason Woodrue, would return, as would his best friend, Hawkman. Zatanna's quest brought her into contact with the diminutive hero, and Ray Palmer would take a few more trips into the Time Pool to meet historical figures.