Saturday, August 07, 2010

Same Story, Different Cover: Why the Legion Made Kal Go to Anger Management Classes

Adventure #328/LSH v.1 #1

L: Adventure Comics #328 (January 1965), art by Curt Swan and George Klein
R: Legion of Super-Heroes v.1 #1 (February 1973), reprinting Adventure #328, art by Nick Cardy

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6 comments:

Chris Sims said...

Two different covers and neither one mentions that Superboy gets possessed by Hitler.

Seriously, talk about burying the lead there.

RAB said...

That's because it's a totally different story, Chris.

Unless you're just saying every Legion issue should mention that?

Sleestak said...

Ultra-Boy buried hip deep in concrete head first. Classic.

SallyP said...

Hee! I love his little green legs stickingout of the concrete.

Siskoid said...

They only made it hurt more.

Erik Johnson said...

I don't know if it's because of the way you've titled "Adventure" but in that cover my eye goes directly for Superboy, who stands in an alright pose, but the cover for "Legion" is awesome! The composition is from a dynamic angle, Mon-El's hurtled body catapults the eye to his speech balloon that narrows down the story to its simplest. Superboy's gone Mad! That gets us excited. There's greater damage to the structure and we see other Legionaires flee in terror, I would definitely buy "Legion" if I saw it over "Adventure". Only problem with both is Ultra Boy's legs sticking out of a hole there. It looks like he just got drunk and fell into a crater. At least show us something to suggest he fell over heroicly, you can't really do that with just legs.