Thursday, August 6, 2015

Superman #230

Superman #230 (On Sale: August 6, 1970) has a fairly nice cover by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson depicting yet another an imaginary tale from the editorial reigns of Mort Weisinger. This issue also introduces the little DC Superman logo in the upper left corner that I actually liked. I thought these were a good idea on DCs part and was sad to see them abandoned a few years later.

"Killer Kent vs. Super Luthor" is a 22-page imaginary tale from the pen of Cary Bates, the pencil of Curt Swan and the inkwell of Dan Adkins. This is Adkins second story for DC and his first time inking Swan or Superman.  In another world, parallel universe or whatever, Lex Luthor was the son of Jor-El and Lara, and came to Earth to grow up to be the Man of Steel. Clark Kent on the other hand was a real bad guy. 

I'm not sure what you say about a story like this. It wasn't bad it was just meaningless. I was never a fan of the "imaginary" story and this is the second one in a week that Mort Weisinger has foisted upon us. For the record, I also didn't like them when Marvel started doing them as What If?

Edited by Mort Weisinger.

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