DC Super-Pets by Art Baltazar.
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This month in DC History
In 1958, Brainiac appeared in the DCU. His first issue was Action Comics #242.
What else was going on in 1958?
- Batman became SuperBatman when he traveled to Zur-En-Arrh, a planet that gave Bruce Superman’s powers.
- Lois Lane got her own title and Superman tried his best to screw it up by driving her crazy with pranks.
- Wonder Woman’s story got some revamping introducing the battle between Amazons for who gets to go back to the land of men (Spoiler alert: Diana won.)
This is one of my smoking-gun images for my theory that DC started to knock off Marvel by the mid-60s. This is clearly influenced by the cover of Peter Parker dumping his Spider-Man outfit in a trash can. The layout looks like Carmine Infantino: stylized city-scapes were his thing and the skyscraper-morphing-into-a-disapproving-Superman visual idea is something I can imagine Infantino would come up with.