An advertisement from slightly earlier in the 60s, this one with a baseball theme. Bob Hope again features large, and the Batman issue depicted is a solid gold Silver Age classic: “Robin Dies at Dawn”. That’s Jay Garrick, the original Flash, guesting on that Flash cover — an early example of Julie Schwartz’s multiple Earths notion that would later go on to cause DC such a headache. Personally, I liked Earth 1, Earth 2 and the rest, and I’ve no idea why there was such a determined effort to get rid of them. And it all seems a bit silly now that they’ve effectively brought them all back!

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