Great Covers – SUPERMAN #23

If there is a better WWII-era SUPERMAN cover than this Jack Burnley masterpiece, I’ve never seen it. The whole story is there in a single image: the sinking of the American steamer, the terror on the part of the Nazi submariners, and the terrible anger of Superman himself. The outcome is never in doubt.

(If there’s one qualm, it’s perhaps the feeling that maybe Superman should be helping the drowning crewman and passengers on the sinking ship before he metes out vengeance upon the attackers–but maybe the latter is necessary in order to insure that they don’t continue to fire upon the former.)

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