Limited Collectors’ Edition No. C-27 Shazam! Cover by Bob Oksner

September 4, 2023|In General

Was there anything bigger and better in North American comics in the 1970s than tabloid/treasury comics? Big presentation. Longer page counts. The best stories reprinted or new epic stories.

A great example are the multiple Captain Marvel issues published under the Shazam! title by DC. While original artist CC Beck left DC’s revival after only a few issues of the regular-sized comic, his vintage work was fantastic in the reprints chosen, and a top artist like Bob Oksner did a solid job mimicking Beck’s style on the cover.

And of course I couldn’t ignore the Captain’s original Fawcett logo. New colour and packaging by me.


Limited Collectors' Edition No. C-27 published by DC Comics

As published.

Limited Collectors' Edition No. C-27 cover illustration by Bob Oksner

Original art scan.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Art made production ready.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour version.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created Fawcett Captain Marvel logo added.