Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Not So Super Superman

Do you ever notice on most of Neal Adams' Superman covers, Superman is usually getting his ass handed to him?

Superman #234, February 1971.


Rip Jagger said...

Actually I was glomming a bunch of early 70's covers just yesterday and I noticed this very thing. With and without Neal, Superman on cover after cover is a victim. I found a sequence of three Action Comics in a row where he is bound to a post in sacrificial manner.

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Jay said...

I think that was why I loved these covers so much - they made Superman more vulnerable and built tension in the reader.

By the way, note how much more detail is in the original art than what ended up printing. Wow.

The only problem with these wonderful covers was that the reader opened up the book to boring Curt Swan artwork.