While I was working on a J'Onn J'Onzz project for the Idol-Head, I noticed a four-page cover stock insert for the "Sword of the Atom" special in Justice League of America #228 (July 1984.) The issue kept floating around my house, and I kept meaning to ask Damien at his Atom: The Tiny Titan blog if he had access to scans of the rather keen advertisement. It took a few weeks, but I finally did.
"I'm going to have to go ahead... and say... that if I had to guess... and I will... that I...
don't have it.
Which is only further evidence leading to my own accusation of being a crackpot behind the world's biggest sham of an Atom blog."
Well, I rather like his blog, sham or no, and I hope these scans are helpful. I think the ad is very eye-catching, and am surprised DC didn't use the trick more often. Gil Kane's work on "Sword" was exceptional, and the mini-series sold well.
Oh, and while I'm thinking about it: Damien, do you have that great one-page ad for "The Shadow War of Hawkman" were Katar is wearing the spiked straps? Certified badass!
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