Showcase #76

Showcase #76, August, 1968

The first appearance of DC’s offbeat Western character, Bat Lash. While this one-shot was apparently successful enough to warrant Bat getting a series of his own, he couldn’t sustain the audience and his book died after just seven issues. A real shame that, as it is one of the greatest comics ever. I’ll be covering Bat Lash in more detail later in the year, so stay tuned.

Cover by the incomparable Nick Cardy.