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.

Neat.

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3 comments:

  1. Steelman is my favorite Swedish hero!

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    1. Imagine if that's what Supes had been called. Changes a lot of things!

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    2. There'd be no official hero of Pittsburgh, for one thing!

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