Superman "Luthor's Lost Land" - 1975/ "Brainiac's Biggest Plot" - 1976

I had decided to include the Shazam! coloring book from 1975 that I had as a kid, mostly because it's in the same treasury size, and, as a kid, I didn't know the difference between the two.

So, once it went up here, I thought, well, I guess I should get the other 3 in the series (WW, Supes, and Bats--interestingly, the same four characters that headline the Ross/Dini books. Coincidence?). Once I started looking on ebay, I felt that same surge of excitment of discovery I had looking for the treasuries.

After a long and exhausting search (from my computer chair), I found someone on ebay selling the whole set for a great price. Even though I already owned the Shazam! and Wonder Woman ones, I bought 'em all. Heck, you can never have too many treasuries...

That's a Neal Adams Superman on the cover, with a full-shot on the back.

Below is another series of Whitman "Giant Comics to Color" books, this time with a big ol' Superman head on the front, and on the back the head is reprinted large enough to be cut out (!) and made into a mask. Thankfully, no scissor-happy kid got his mitts on this particular copy.

I'm still wondering if, like the previous 1975 series, there are Wonder Woman and Shazam! entries in this series...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batman "Comedy of Tears" - 1975/ "Four Birds of a Feather" - 1976

I had decided to include the Shazam! coloring book from 1975 that I had as a kid, mostly because it's in the same treasury size, and, as a kid, I didn't know the difference between the two.

So, once it went up here, I thought, well, I guess I should get the other 3 in the series (WW, Supes, and Bats--interestingly, the same four characters that headline the Ross/Dini books. Coincidence?). Once I started looking on ebay, I felt that same surge of excitment of discovery I had looking for the treasuries.

After a long and exhausting search (from my computer chair), I found someone on ebay selling the whole set for a great price. Even though I already owned the Shazam! and Wonder Woman ones, I bought 'em all. Heck, you can never have too many treasuries...

Classic cover art by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson. Like the others, a full shot of Bats adorns the back cover.

Below is a recent discovery I made--another treasury-sized "Giant Comics to Color" Batman coloring book, this time with The Penguin as the foe. Same in cover art to some Marvel coloring books, now I'm wondering if there aren't other DC ones in this alternate, giant-head-shot style. Supes, Wonder Woman, Shazam!? Until I find out one way or the other, I'll keep this one here.

The mystery continues...

This from Treasury Hunter Chris Franklin:"That giant Batman headshot originated (or was at least used for) an Aurora Batman model kit ad from 1966 that ran in several comics of the time. Looks to be the work of Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson (or possibly just Anderson). Batman was shown holding drawings of the Batmobile and Batplane model kits."

Thanks, Chris!

Shazam! "Double Trouble" - 1975

I'm debating whether this should even be on this site. Yeah, it's a story in sequential comic book form, in the treasury size, and from that era, but it's a coloring book first and foremost.

I had this as a kid, and found it again at comic con a few years ago. Beautiful either way.

Rollover the cover to see the poster back cover!

Wonder Woman "The Menace of the Mole Men" - 1975

Ok, ok, I give in.

I had decided to include the Shazam! coloring book from 1975 that I had as a kid, mostly because it's in the same treasury size, and, as a kid, I didn't know the difference between the two.

So, once it went up here, I thought, well, I guess I should get the other 3 in the series (WW, Supes, and Bats--interestingly, the same four characters that headline the Ross/Dini books. Coincidence?). Once I started looking on ebay, I felt that same surge of excitment of discovery I had looking for the treasuries.

So, I found this one, and now it's up here on the site. I promise you--I won't rest until I find the Superman and Batman ones!

(By the way...Diana looks pretty pissed off for the cover of a coloring book)

Rollover the cover to see the poster back cover!

 
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