Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DC Women in Step by Dick Giordano

Just one bottle of black cherry vodka away from a Sex and the City homage.

This Dick Giordano piece came from the Super DC Calendar for 1976.  As well as the major national and religious holidays (except Talk Like a Pirate Day--Arrrgh!), DC's calendar celebrated the birthdays and milestone events in the lives of its heroes and villains.  For instance, our very own Black Canary's birthday is designated April 10th.

Along with the days and weeks and usual calendar stuff, each month of the year had an accompanying pinup picture.  Nearly all of the images were drawn by Neal Adams with inks by Dick Giordano; the above image for the month of September, is one of the few drawn by Giordano himself, and I freakin' love it!

Black Canary, Mary Marvel, Supergirl, Lois Lane, and Hawkwoman locking arms and looking lovely--makes me want to read a comic starring these Wonder Women every month.  Marvel has their all-female X-Men book.  I don't see why DC can't publish a double-x chromosome Justice League squad.  Put Gail Simone and Amy Reeder on the title and it would always be at the top of my reading list!

You can view scans of the calendar dates here and scans of the rest of the pinups here.