Sunday, January 25, 2009

70s Sartorial Superhero Scene!

Sure, the 70s were sorta a real horror in regards to fashion, but for kids of the day, superhero imagery on apparel was everywhere. Superfolk and their foes appeared on hats, shirts, pajamas, caps, mittens, boots, ponchos, patches, and scarves....

Here is a great 1977 ad for clothing featuring great art by comics greats such as Neal Adams, Herb Trimpe, Curt Swan, and others...


I woulda loved to have had that Green Arrow, Cap, Shazam, and Flash on t-shirts then..

Most of the DC Comics images here were culled from the 1976 DC Calendar, such as this Aquaman image I DID have on a T-shirt-



And, now, direct from the 1976 Sears catalog, is me in my Batman shirt, with art by Neal Adams, no less...Special guest star? Stretch Armstrong.

Deal with it.

4 comments:

thrdgll said...

What is the odd, ghostly face inthe background? Jesus?

POP CULTURE DEBRIS said...

I think the camera caught a glimpse of "Aged Al," who in the near future (when such jaunts are commonplace) undoubtedly time-travels back to witness his sheer orgasmic delight on that Adams and Armstrong Christmas morn.

POP CULTURE DEBRIS said...

Wait, hold on ... sorry, Ash is right ... undoubtedly Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Mego action figure from the "Super Knights" collection, but, yeah, could be future me or Jesus. Take your pick.

Al