The quality of art in comics ebbs and flows over the decades. I like most of the artwork that's in most titles these days to some degree, but considering that comic books have been cranking along for over 70 years now, there's an expectation that the artwork is going to be a lot better than what our grandparents and great-grandparents had (especially if they expect us to crank out four bucks for what used to be one thin dime).
But I'm always extra-impressed when I see some awesome covers from days long past. Check out these pretties from the Sea Devils run in Showcase:
Is there a Cover Hall of Fame?(tm?) There is now, and these are in it. I never really got into the Sea Devils. I mean, how exciting is it to watch a team of skin divers swimming around? Not much. But these covers are great!
I am a middle-aged man with an awesome set of action figures. You know what I'm not ready for? This:
I'm sure someone can explain this to me. An AK-47? Where on Earth did this come from?
This is less unnerving, but every bit as head-scratching:
I don't really see the Superman connection here, nor do I understand why someone who has flown into the outer space and plunged into the sun would be so easily impressed as he clearly is here. Then again, I don't really "get" much about Superman.
Superman! A giant robot is attacking Metropolis!
I'll be there in a minute! WHEEEEEE!
See you tomorrow!