In more than eight decades of existence, the story of Superman has given us iconic covers that have set the course of the DC Universe.
Superman is 85 years old. It was in 1938 when we first saw the Man of Steel, and his great feats for the DC universe. That is why we must show respect to the artists who gave it personality with covers that were iconic in the Superman comics.
More than eight decades later, we can find amazing images in the DC Comics repertoire. Let’s review those that we still adore today.
1 | all star superman #1
Frank Quitely and Jamie Grant illustrate the presentation image of All Star Superman. We can see the superhero on the rises of Metropolis, looking directly at the reader. An iconic story, it couldn’t have just any cover.
2 | The Death of Superman
doomsday came to metropolis to turn its citizens on its head, not even the Justice League of America could stop the beast. Superman steps in, delivering one of the most epic fights in his history, giving his life in exchange. The cover could not be more explicit, it shows the cape and symbol on a stake, reflecting a tomb. The writer Dan Jurgens did the main cover of the event.
3 | Superman #199
“Who is the fastest man in DC?”, the question that drives fans crazy. This number wanted to give the answer with a race between Superman and Flash. Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson They delivered this art where we see the civilian public and heroes, pending the result.
4 | Action Comics #1
Joe Shuster presents the Man of Steel to the world with perhaps his most famous image. Nothing leaves the power of a subject on the table, than making him lift a car with his hands. It may not surprise you today, but this shocked readers in the 1930s.
5 | Superman: What happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
curt swan He left his mark with one of those covers that you cannot forget. The story takes us back to the classic silver age, and serves as a tribute to Superman’s career. We can see the Kryptonian fly, while his great allies say goodbye to him from the top of the Daily Planet.
6 | Superman vs. Muhammad Ali
If you were told that there can only be one champion on earth, who would you think of? That was what they tried to solve in this classic comic where Superman had to face Muhammad Ali. The crowd is ready for the battle of the century. We owe this art to Neil Adams and Joe Kubert.
7 | Action Comics #1000
Jim Lee gave us some of the most iconic art in recent years for Superman. Nothing better to celebrate the thousand numbers of Action Comics.
8 | Superman Vol. 2 #204 (Superman: For Tomorrow: Part One)
Brian Azzarello writes this issue where many people mysteriously disappear, the situation must be resolved for everything to return to normal. If you are a fan of Superman surely you had this image made by Jim Lee as wallpaper on your cell phone.
9 | Superman: Earth One
A different vision of Superman than the one we know. It recounts his early days as a hero in a fresh way for new readers. He is also accompanied by the art of shane daviswhich shows us an intimidating but reckless man to reveal himself to the world.
10 | Man of Steel #1
John Byrne and Dick Giordano present this cover where the Man of Steel was reimagined after Crisis on Infinite Earths. The art speaks for itself, an image that anyone can recognize.
The Kryptonian’s trajectory has no equal, he left his mark on the pages of comics, but also on the covers you saw on the magazine stands.
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