Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Welcome to Weirdo Wednesday!

In honor of the forthcoming Hallow-Day at the end of the month, on Wednesdays we’ll be looking at some sinister goings-on in the DC neighborhood.

Our first Weirdo Wednesday concerns Action 324, cover-dated May, 1965. Drool over that great Curt Swan art. Put your finger over those devil-horns on Supergirl and just concentrate on her expression. Man, that’s just EVIL !!

Next we have the splash page for this tale. Being the back-up feature (even though it’s the cover story), the art is by Jim “Swoony” Mooney (I call him that because all his art makes the men look all girly).

The story is all about how Supergirl saves a fellow in the Middle East, only to find out he is a *gulp* demon! He passes his evil on to her, whereupon she grows horns, as you can see.

Next is Mooney’s version of the same scene featured on our cover. Compare Curt Swan’s devilish lines with Mooney’s anemic version of Supergirl. Cover up the horns on Mooney’s Devil Supergirl, and she looks like she’s being tickled or something. No meanness there!
As we sign off on this first Weirdo Wednesday, here’s a version of the cover with the speech balloons blanked out, so you can fill in your OWN ideas. Also here’s a silly little example to start you off.

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