Great Covers – ACTION COMCS #361

This Neal Adams ACTION COMICS cover is perhaps not all that shocking these days, but in the time period when it was published, it was a revelation. This was simply not the sort of cover that you saw on a DC comic. Instead of a sedate and almost picturesque image conveying a high concept in a straightforward and almost diagrammatic manner, this piece revels in the action and violence of the moment more in the style of a contemporary Marvel cover. Even then, the extreme foreshortening and the injuries taken by Superman put it over the top.

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