Shel Dorf’s 1973 San Diego Comic-Con Photos

At a now-bookmarked site called Comic-Convention Memories, the author is posting some photos found in the late Shel Dorf’s collection highlighting: a) just how much fun the old San Diego really was; b) how majestic ’70s fashions really were.

Just a wee sampling:


Carmine Infantino, June Foray, and Dorf.


The caption says: From the left, Ken Krueger, Richard Butner, Barry Alfonso (kneeling), Greg Weir,Steve Stockbarger, Michelle Smith (in back), Dawn Greil, Rita Terrell, Chuck Graham (in back), ?, and Bill Lund.


Here you see people who appear to be actually lounging by the pool of the El Cortez. Jack Kirby is visible, and Neal Adams is at the center of the hubbub.



  1. Al™ says:

    Wow, comic people, outdoors!!!!
    Thanks for the glimpse of the sideburned and sunbathed 70’s.

  2. The last picture… that’s the hotel we stayed at! Fun times!

  3. Ned Needley says:

    Man I miss the way the ’70s looked. Nothing could’ve stopped me from catching the sub back to the mainland if I was on The Island during the last season of LOST.

  4. What I wouldn’t give for an hour of lounging by the pool, talking to The King.

  5. So much cooler than it is now–

  6. That was actually the Sheraton Harbor Island, not the El Cortez.

  7. The shocker is seeing the very young Bill and Steve Schanes in their earliest entrepreneur years.

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