Sunday, February 15, 2009

Action #484

This gem from June, 1978 was one of my favorite Superman stories as a kid. I loved the original Earth 2 version of the character and this was one of the few times he was featured in Action. Of course the reason was the 40th anniversary of his first appearance in June, 1938. It tells the tale of his marriage to Lois Lane in the 1950's as only Cary Bates and Curt Swan could tell it. To top it all off it has a fantastic cover by the incomparable Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, who drew a good portion of the covers at this time. I was very fortunate to meet Mr. Lopez on a couple of occasions and he was kind enough to do this beautiful sketch of the Man Of Steel in my sketchbook.

It's one of the best sketches in the book. He will always be remembered as one of the definitive Superman artists of the seventies and eighties.

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