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    Quote Originally Posted by caj View Post
    Me too



    I also liked his Green Arrow too

    To me he drew definitive versions of all JLA characters. Dillin (JLA), Neal Adams (whole DCU), Jim Aparo (Batman and others, especially in B&B), and Curt Swan (Superman) were the ones that created the looks we got used to being the definitive versions of characters as we knew them in the 70s and early 80s. I mean before George Perez came along.

    Of course there were other definitive artists that are so noted by their inclusion in style guides, such as Jose-Luis Garcia Lopez, but they were aping the looks that Adams and Dillin created.

    Dillin's Green Arrow was perfect but it was also a lift of Neal Adams' version. Back then the goatee and classic costume worked in a way they never have since. All thanks to Adams and Dillin.

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    I think that in the 1970s, collectors were not that interested in the prolific artists. Artists like Dillin, Swan and Novick could handle two or three titles per month without breaking a sweat. So their work wasn’t rare. While artists like Adams and Wrightson were always behind the eight ball with deadlines and didn’t stick around for long.

    The law of supply and demand.

    Even the great Jack Kirby didn’t garner much respect from fandom at the time. He was so ubiquitous that collectors undervalued his output.

    Of course, this applies to comic shops—where the collectors got their comics. And DC valued their newsstand sales, where consistency and dependability were more important. So the productive artists like Dillin, Swan and Novick provided art for the leading mass market titles.
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    It warms my heart to see the great work of Dick Dillin on this thread. He was one of the JLA greats.

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    Here's a few from my favorite time in JLofA history - Steve Englehart's 10-issue run in the late 70s:






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    Quote Originally Posted by caj View Post
    Ollie could be such a jackass at times back then.
    A bat! That's it! It's an omen.. I'll shall become a bat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    Ollie could be such a jackass at times back then.
    Yes he could. I loved the Ollie/Katar feud. But it was also nice that they finally became buddies at one point.

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    Dick Dillin was one of the best artists in the 1970's. His JLA and World's Finest are what I remember the most.

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    The thing with Dillin for me was every character looked right. His Superman looked right. His Batman looked right. He did a great Hawkman. I loved his Flash always noticed how well he drew the treads on his boots. Weird I know. He's THE Justice League artist for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon-El View Post
    The thing with Dillin for me was every character looked right. His Superman looked right. His Batman looked right. He did a great Hawkman. I loved his Flash always noticed how well he drew the treads on his boots. Weird I know. He's THE Justice League artist for me.
    Agree with all of this.

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