I’m going through my Post-Crisis on Infinite Earths run of Superman again. I haven’t read those books in a while and I like to reacquaint myself with them every few years. Not only is this my favorite era for the character but re-reading those books bring back a lot of good memories.
Plus, I just wanted to, which is the best reason to in my opinion.
The next issue that’s on deck to be read is Superman (vol. 2) #28.
This issue kicked off the Exile story arc, which is flat out my all-time favorite Superman story ever. Love that story. I’ll get into the whys and wherefores later but something on the cover caught my eye. Something I had literally never noticed before, which is kind of odd really because I bought this issue off the rack when it was first published.
Here’s what I noticed.
The “After Steranko” thing just got me curious. Curious in a way that makes it rather annoying that I had to go to work. When I got home I did a little research (read: I typed “Steranko covers” into the Google search bar and clicked “Go”) and found the Steranko cover that Kerry Gammil and Dennis Janke were paying homage too.
Now that’s a neat cover. I have never been a huge fan of Steranko but I like his work and I respect what he brought to the table.
I scanned the cover to Superman #28. I copied the Nick Fury cover from the Grand Comic Database because, well, I don’t own it.
Mystery solved. I can sleep peacefully tonight knowing the origin of one of my favorite Superman covers.
And now you know too and knowing, of course, is…something.
More to follow…