Great Covers – SUPERMAN #233

An acknowledged classic, for obvious reasons, this SUPERMAN #233 cover features a Superman who is lean, powerful, dramatic and realistic (at least within the context of a super hero comic book cover.) The yellow-orange background silhouettes and pops his figure perfectly.

This is also the first time that the trick of the “Big #1” is used in the field, where editor Julie Schwartz tries to get across that this is a new beginning, like a new first issue, by running a big #1 in his cover copy in a somewhat-different context. You can make the argument that it’s a little shady–but it works!

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