ABOVE: A vintage Golden Age photo from Life magazine, 1945. Place cursor over pic to get a better look at what cover is where!
BELOW: Comic covers appearing in the photo, starting at the top of the rack.
Capt. Marvel 46-1941
Black Terror 9-1942
Red Band 3-1944
Don Winslow 26-1943
Mystery Comics 3-1944
ABOVE: A Silver Age treasure chest, the cover of DC's 1962 Annual Report.
BELOW: The comic covers seen on display in the spinner.
Rip Hunter 11
Life with Millie 20
Batman Annual 4
Lois Lane 39
Place cursor over pic BELOW to see spinner row two!
The annual report (cover shown above) was published by National Periodical Publications, the owner of National Comics (now DC Comics). NPP also owned Independent News, one of the largest magazine distributors, which distributed Martin Goodman's publications, including the Millie the Model comic as well as the "men's adventure" magazines, Male and Men, both of which are pictured. Independent News also distributed Playboy. So the picture is staged to depict a variety of magazines and comics distributed by Independent News, including the issue of Playboy shown below. Thrilling!
The original promo (below, left) used to create the DBB ad (below, right).