May 1, 2009

Graphic Novel Baseball Cards


A lot of people point to the Dark Knight Returns as the birth of dark, gritty, realistic comics...but I look back a little earlier...some 30 odd years before, the cartoonists at Topps were laying the groundwork for this now popular format.

Can't you just feel the pain in this Bennie Daniels card? It could just as well be a panel from an issue of Sin City.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Nice find...very progressive indeed