Friday, 22 April 2016

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN COVER GALLERY - PART SEVEN...


Images copyright DC COMICS

A mixed bag in this latest instalment of The ADVENTURES
Of SUPERMAN covers, in that they're not an unbroken sequence,
but separated by gaps of varying duration.  Never mind, there are still
some good ones.  I guess I'd given up buying the title regularly by this
time and was only getting the issues with covers that interested me.  I
love the ones featuring JACK KIRBY characters - note STAN
LEE's doppelganger, FUNKY FLASHMAN on #613.

Got a favourite?  Feel free to tell everyone in you know where.
  




8 comments:

Phil said...

I remember Without Powers. I just don't remember reading it. I picked up issue 500 recently because of the great cover. Funny how I missed it the first time around. After Ordway leaves though.... Yuck.

Kid said...

I liked Kerry Gammill's and Dennis Janke's art on the Superman line, Phil. I thought they did really well after Jerry Ordway, who's a tough act to follow. (Unless you're referring to some other art team, but I can't think who that would be.)

Phil said...

That cover from 511 is everything I don't like. Bad anatomy. Exaggeration without effect. Kirby was cartoony but his figures had power and movement. Next the electrical Superman. Ugh.
I don't recall much after that it was my stopped buying comics era.

Kid said...

The anatomy on #511 isn't what I'd call 'bad', Phil - it's more a case of the costume not being the one we're all familiar with. It was really the storylines around this time that lost me, not the art.

Dunsade Dave said...

Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite was where I became a regular Superman reader as opposed to just buying the occasional issue. I'm very fond of the period from then until the Death/Return stories. Dan Jurgens' version of Superman is one of my favourites- he done a nice issue with Supes racing the Flash around the world that I love, and remember pausing halway through my evening paper round to sit on a bench in my local park on a chilly afternoon to read Adventures #474. The bench is still there, and I fully intend to take my copy of #474 back there and read it one of these afternoons!

Kid said...

I thought I was the only person who tried to re-create moments like that, DD. Back in the early '70s, I used to sit above the railings over the tunnel of the burn in Headhouse Green and read my comics on the way home (Superman versus Terra-Man springs to mind as just one example). A number of years ago, I took some of them back there to relive these times, just because they were magic moments in my life. Am I a saddo or what? (It'll be interesting to see how many anonymous comments I receive agreeing with that sentiment. Just as well I don't print them.)

Dunsade Dave said...

I do things like that occasionally, just to feel a connection to the past (re-creating old memories, I mean, not abusing people anonymously). For me, its not a case of dwelling on the past, just acknowledging it and remembering the person I used to be. I never wanted to become one of those adults who forget what its like to read comics, climb walls, get up to assorted mischief or whatever else gave them that warm, safe, focused feeling where you almost feel that someone has pressed pause on the rest of the world for a while. I'm happy that I can, whenever I feel like it, plug in to those feelings again and just enjoy remembering times from a life in which I've been lucky to have a lot of happiness and fun. Maybe that makes me a saddo too in some people's eyes!


Kid said...

Not in my book, DD. I can totally relate to what you just said. In fact, I wish I'd said it myself - it perfectly sums up how just how I feel about the matter.

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