DC Comic Book Art Connoisseurs Club

Welcome to the [DC Comic Book Art Connoisseurs Club]!

Every second and fourth Thursday of the month, late morning / early afternoon, we post a topic for the group to post images about and to avidly discuss concerning specific uniquely styled and characterized DC Comic Book artwork from 80 years ago to present-day! Examples of a topic for discussion and posting images concerning are:

  • “Wild and Wacky Covers of the 50’s and 60’s”

  • “Comic Book Covers Featuring a Stark Single-Color Background”

  • Comics drawn by comic book artists who have a unique voice and style, such as Wally Wood or Neal Adams

  • Artwork typical of various time periods, like the DC House Style of the early ‘60s

  • We occasionally run a week for posting any original DC artwork folks may possess to post for the rest of us to enjoy!

We will also have a virtual private Club Room (a group message) where we can discuss “live” what it is that gets us jazzed concerning that week’s DC Comic Book Art topic. By joining this exclusive Club, you will be able to get automatic notifications of club activities and then let your passion for all things DC Comic Book Art be heard during our twice a month discussion.

Unique to this club, we will also have at least one scavenger hunt quarterly, where club members race to post hard to find examples of whatever it is the defined treasure is. An example from the past would be a Wallace Wood scavenger hunt in the DCU Digital Library!

Who Should Join?

If you are someone who has been inspired by the 8 decades of DC comic book art and consider yourself a fellow Connoisseur with refined knowledgeable comic book artwork tastes, or hope to someday attain this high level of comic book reader sophistication, then this is the club for you! We ask that the following qualifications be met, just to make sure you are able to participate in the Club to the best of your ability:

  • You are Clearance Level 1 (so that you have the ability to edit Wikis)

  • You are in good standing in the Community

  • You have access to the Example Topic Posting dictionary

  • You are a subscriber of DC Universe, or have access to the content we will be making examples of elsewhere

When We Meet

The second and fourth Thursday of every month of the year from 10:00am-12:00pm PST, you can find a new example topic posted in the Community Events section. By being a member of the DC Comic Book Art Connoisseurs Club, you will be notified immediately to make sure you don’t miss one second of hand-drawn and four-color wonder! Simply add “dc-art” as a tag to “Watching First Post” under Notifications / Tags in your personal Summary area.

If you’re a fan of any of the exceptional artwork from over the past 80 years of DC Comics being published, then this is the club for you.

To be considered for inclusion in this high-brow group, click here: DC Universe

Also, feel free to reach out directly to me if you would like to join or have any questions whatsoever!

When you have time for leisurely art musings, be sure to stop by the [DC Comic Book Art Connoisseurs Club] Art Museum Room!!! (otherwise known as the Archive Room for previous weeks’ activities and postings!)

The Fans of DC Universe Podcast celebrates DC Comics in a big way, past and present, with the artwork coming up in these conversations, so consider subscribing if you like to listen to 4 (rotating) DC Universe members discuss all things DC!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrj3fz72WST8k5L5oVr6_nQ?view_as=subscriber

Past iterations of DC Comic Book Art Connoisseurs before Community 2.0 that have inspired this biweekly club that make a fun review:

The Wild and Wacky DC Comics Covers of the 50’s and 60’s Fan Club Starts Here!!

Comic Book Covers Featuring a Stark Single Color Background Fan Clubhouse!!!

Also, be sure to bookmark and check out our “sister” art celebration posts:

@MisfitH 's comic book art topic:
A DC Comic Cover A Day!

@biff_pow 's Batmobile art topic:
Reading comics? Spot a Batmobile? Post it here!

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I want to be a little more active this time around.
I do love comic covers.

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Welcome aboard! How’s the football season going for you? I may have to see a counselor with the way the Bills are playing…

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Hey…I got your back with the Bills.:football::football::football::football::football::football:

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Uh-Oh— something went wrong with Mal and Karen!

How do you feel about Don Heck, Don-El? Sometimes, I find his work to be quite good to wonderful, or a downright nightmare-- depending on the book!

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@MisfitH As a child, I dreaded when Don Heck would take over a comic ( like Iron Man). Now that I’m a much much much older adult, I actually appreciate his style as being mature and accurate.

I do not mind Heck’s war or horror work but I abhor his superhero work.

oo ooo I sense a scavenger hunt in the war and horror here in the near future for Mr. Heck!

Comic Media.
September 1952.
War Fury #1.

why you’re not kidding, 50s Heck on war is incredible!!!

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If you view this on an iPad
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I wonder if Heck ever did Blackhawk? I am diving in now…

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Characters created by Don Heck

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In the 1970’s Don Heck Moved to DC Comics where he co-created Steel, the Indestructible Man with writer Gerry Conway. He also worked on a number of other famous DC titles such as Wonder Woman, The Flash and The Justice League of America. In addition to his work for DC, Heck penciled three issues of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu for Millennium Publications.

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(this one very much reminds me of his Marvel work, looks like some Iron Man / Mandarin fight scene)

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Wow, all this fun …uh, I just realized the Fourth Thursday was …a few days ago…for some reason I was thinking it was next week, Halloween… oppssie… well, look at our very first topic. I’ll make it official now.

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(DH) Here’s a finished illustration by DON HECK depicting SUPERMAN using his X-Ray vision to burn through a steel wall. This art was used for a playing card as part of the SUPERMAN III BOARD GAME issued by Parker Brothers in 1983. This art comes from the estate of comic book artist DON HECK and is now being offered to the collecting community for the first time, with NO RESERVE. Look for our auctions each week as we offer other rare art and comics from Don’s estate. Each week I continue selling items from the SCIENCE FICTION, MONSTER and COMIC FANZINE collection on behalf of the JERRY WEIST estate. We also sell EC COMIC BOOKS, COVER PROOFS, STORY PROOFS and original FANTASY art every week from the collection of Johnny Craig.
We have sold several of these SUPERMAN drawings on eBay over the past few weeks and originally thought they were drawn for a DC give-a-way comic. As it turns out, we learned that all of these originals were specifically produced for and used on the SUPERMAN III board game as playing cards in 1983 (see my photos). The original art has an image area measuring 5" x 7" in size and is in EXCELLENT condition. We are showing a photo of the playing board itself, but this item is NOT part of the auction. You are only bidding on the black and white pen and ink art by DON HECK.

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Heck Faces.

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This month’s art reflection has been posted!