Great Covers – AQUAMAN #42

A great Nick Cardy AQUAMAN cover, from a sketch by Carmine Infantino. This was during a period when DC was getting bold and aggressive with its covers, and one of the innovations that Infantino played with was to integrate the series logo into the image in the style of Will Eisner. It’s a great triangular composition, with excellent spotting of blacks on Black Manta. About the only thing that doesn’t work 100% is the cover copy, which from a design point of view feels like an aforethought.

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