Thursday, May 15, 2008

Showcase: Hawkman - 1978



russell said...

I always loved that cover. Another classic from Joe Kubert.

Earth 2 Chris said...

Comic cover design 101: How to make a cover image seem bigger than the actual cover size: See Showcase.

Did they lift the copy from a Silver Age Hawkman ad?


wich2 said...

"Did they lift the copy from a Silver Age Hawkman ad?"

Dunno if the copy's lifted from then - but the design is sure a loving tribute to same!

-Craig W.

rob! said...


...chris, i never really thought about that cover design idea, but now that i look at it, yeah, the cover does look HUGE!

nice job, Mr. K!

Earth 2 Chris said...

Cool! I knew the ad looked like a cool Ira Schnapp ad, but I wasn't sure if the copy was authentic. Just change question number two and the title of the comic and voila!

Yeah, the Hawks and Adam look huge there. The little aliens in the foreground plus the round viewscreen bleeding off the sides does the trick. Mastery of the form!