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From 1968, DC telling us readers that we are in control of their output. Apparently we were asking for loads of reprints… Hmmm.

That DC Special (it’s #1, for the curious) was quite fun, actually. A kind of tribute to Carmine Infantino, who had just ‘retired’ from penciling in order to take up his role as Editorial Director — a position that would eventually evolve into Publisher a couple of years later. Anyway, while Infantino provided layouts for most of DC’s covers from this time until the mid-70s, it was rare to see an actual penciled piece by him: the DC Special cover is one of the few.

Note too it also has an appearance from Detective Chimp, a real favourite of Infantino’s.

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