Friday, March 29, 2013
Terrors Of Transilvane!
This impressive cover for a 1979 Swedish comic reprinting some Fourth World Jimmy Olsen stories immediately struck me as at once dramatic, familiar, and quite strange.
As it turns out, it's a blend of two vintage Jack Kirby covers from Kirby's epic run on the comic.
The editors have plucked the dramatic Kirby and Neal Adams Superman figure from Jimmy Olsen #137, his fists clenched ready to face the on-coming "Four-Armed Terror", and combined it with other elements.
Specifically for those elements, they've also lifted the imposing figures of Count Dragorin and Lupek from Jimmy Olsen #143, putting those two figures behind the now seemingly unaware Kal-El.
It's actually a pretty good fitting actually. I for one like the somewhat better look you get at the Kirby and Mike Royer rendered Dragorin and Lupek, what with black lines of the fabricated cover.