ORIGINAL ART GALLERY - PART ONE OF TWELVE JIM MOONEY
This issue launches a 12-part series featuring original art by DC's top Silver Age artists. This time, we're showcasing the work of the man who first brought DC's Robby Reed character to life, none other than JIM MOONEY. Here are some of Gentleman Jim's vintage DIAL H pages, plus some of his modern work and a few special extras! Click any spread to embiggen!
House of Mystery 157, page 1
House of Mystery 169, page 8
The note next to panel four says "GREEN RINGS," instructing
colorist to make Gem Girl's power rings green.
House of Mystery 173, page 1
House of Mystery 173, page 2
Blue line instructs letterer to
change standard word balloon
to jagged-edge radio broadcast (in panel three, far left).
House of Mystery 173, page 12
Empty space left on bottom for half-page advertisement.
DC Who's Who
Mooney's note on top right says "THIS CAN BE ON THE LEFT,"
which was how the piece was published.
Dial H for Hero No. 1 - July 2000
Robby Reed and his dial were revived for a Silver Age "event" special.
World's Finest 135
Mooney also worked on virtually every DC (and Marvel) character.
Here's Superman, Batman and Robin on a classic WF cover by Gentleman Jim.
The original promo (below, left) used to create the DBB ad (below, right).