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Superman and Batman Magazine

The wife mentioned in the last post that it’s impossible to find stuff online about SUPERMAN AND BATMAN MAGAZINE.  And, surprisingly, it IS.  This magazine, which came out at the end of the nineties, was, for its entire run THE BEST SELLING COMIC BOOK IN NORTH AMERICA, and no one remembers it.  It sold more than HALF A MILLION copies per month, ALL by subscription, and all to younger readers, so naturally, the biz ignores it, and it was canceled after less than ten issues.  (Actually, the company that published it, WELSH PUBLICATIONS, was purchased by Marvel, and the magazine was pulled as an obvious conflict of interest.)

The above issue (5) was where the HAWKMAN poster (seen below) is originally from.

If anyone could explain to me why DC was willing to cancel its BEST SELLING comic magazine, rather than move it “in-house”, I’ve always been willing to listen.  I did TONS of art for the series, including a pin-up poster inside each issue…a couple of covers, and a fully illustrated 20 page story starring the Justice League Adventures characters LONG before they had a show.   I’ll look around the studio for copies of the mag, the posters, and any original art I still have left from the book.

Ty the O.G.


This was a pinup done for Superman and Batman Magazine. I can’t find any reference to the magazine on the ‘net–don’t know why as it was apparently one of DC’s best selling items. It was sold through bookclubs in the States, and I guess it was a popular item for parents to get for their kids. We had a couple issues, and our kids loved them (to literal and figurative death, actually).

Ty did a bunch of pinups for these (a Wonder Woman, and a Green Lantern…and I have memories of a four-page pull out poster) and a mini-comic (can’t remember how many pages) based on Batman Adventures itself, or the style, written by Roger Stern.

Here’s the Hawkman…