Friday, August 1, 2008

Superman #210

Superman #210 (On Sale: August 1, 1968) has an interesting cover by Neal Adams.

"Clark Kent's Last Rites" is by Leo Dorfman, Curt Swan and Mike Esposito. Superman assumes the identity of a mystic named Astar to trap a superstitious crook, Rabbit-Foot Willie. After the crooks are caught, Superman notices that Lois is strangely attracted to Astar. He decides to fake the death of Clark Kent and begins romancing Lois in the guise of the fortune-teller. Superman makes Lois feel guilty about her previous treatment of Clark. When Clark's memory begins to come between her and Astar, Superman resumes his role as Clark Kent. Lois is happy that her friend is still alive, and she vows to treat him better.

Edited by Mort Weisinger.


vinnie said...

I love just anything Adams did, but this is definitely a standout design even for him. The tilted angle, the split view, the color uniform with the green background--excellent stuff! I remember this issue as being a turning point for the interior art--it was familiar, but somehow different. (Now I know it was due to a change of inker for Swan).

-Keller said...

Yeah, I have always thoguht that this cover was top-rate.