It Is Accomplished (Superman Edition) continues today with the cover to the second of the three issues of Superman (Vol. 1) that I needed to get all of what I consider to be the Bronze Age era of that title.
That is the first word that springs to mind when I look at this cover. Not only does Neal Adams draw a fantastic Superman but he draws a fantastic rest of the DC Universe as well. The theme of this cover is neat as well; the flying heroes of DC. I am kind of curious as to why Hawkman and Hawkwoman are on the cover twice but I am working under the assumption that the Hawks on the front cover are the Earth-1 versions and the Hawks on the back are Hawkman and Hawkgirl of Earth-2.
Just a theory.
We also get the Earth-1 and Earth-2 Green Lanterns, Lightray, the Martian Manhunter, Black Condor, Starman of Earth-2, the Ray, Kid Eternity, Black Racer, Johnny Quick, Dr. Fate, Red Tornado, Shining Knight and Supergirl. I don’t recognize the heavyset guy at the top of the back cover but I am sure someone will let me know. All in all a great cover.
By the way, this was the issue that I kept finding at outrageous prices. Thankfully eBay had a decent copy at a reasonable price and now IT IS MINE!
(Cue the lightning and thunder crashing behind me as I stand on top of a mountain holding the issue high above my head.)
(Or maybe that’s too much.)
Next time: The final cover. I actually like it better than this one.
More to follow…