And lo there came a day unlike any other…a day where Mike posts the covers (front and back) to the final issue he needed to have a complete run of SUPERMAN (Vol. 1) from 230 until the present.  There was much rejoicing across the land when these covers hit the internet.  It was a lot like the end to the Special Edition of Return of the Jedi but the original music was reinstated because that’s the score Mike prefers.

Or maybe it was just a simple matter of uploading two jpgs to the site.

Six of one, half a dozen of another.

Here are the covers.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the awesomeness that is Murphy Anderson drawing Superman.

The team of Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson is recognized far and wide as one of the best artistic duos to draw the Man of Steel.  I agree with this sentiment.  However when you look at this cover it is hard to deny that Anderson could draw a kick ass Superman on his own.  Superman looks fantastic on this cover and I like the little floating heads at the bottom of the piece.

Now if you thought this was a neat image then the next one will blow you away.

With the exception of Kid Eternity everyone on this page, including Air Wave, looks as if they are ready to beat some serious ass.  Even the Atom looks aggressive.  Kid Eternity looks like he is just happy to be there.  It’s kind of goofy but it works.

It also looks like all of these heroes have been doing some serious work on their abs.  I am pretty sure you could wash clothes on those stomachs.

Regardless I love this image.  While I am not the biggest fan of Hawkman I do like when Anderson draws him.  I look forward to my friend Luke’s thoughts on the Hawkman presented here.  He has a blog called Being Carter Hall so I look to him when it comes to all things Carter Hall/Katar Hol.   Super Chief is just a goofy concept but I can’t help but like it.  I took a peak inside and this is the best Air Wave is going to look in this entire comic because the story they reprint has some awful artwork.

And that is it, folks.  Three days, three covers and (to paraphrase Harvey Pekar) another short term goal accomplished.  I would say that acquiring a complete run of Action Comics from cover date January 1971 to the present is next on my list but I have pretty much gotten all of those books, but that is a post for another time.  The Superman collection has a long way to go, though.  I still have dozens of World’s Finest and Superboy and Superman Family, etc. to collect so the war is far from over.

It seems to be a never-ending battle after all.

Sorry…couldn’t help myself there.

More to follow…

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