This is what I love about doing the 365 series of posts on here. As I was going through all the possible issue 243 covers of comics (on the fabulous comicbookdb.com website), I noticed a Superman cover from 1971 with an image that seemed familiar. I never owned that issue but that image, the way he’s holding that woman, the all white background, felt very familiar. And then I remembered a Jonah Hex issue that I did once own: number 91 from 1985. I never knew the Hex cover was an homage to an older Superman cover. The Hex cover, and many before it, was by Mark Texeira and Ed Hannigan (who designed and/or penciled many a DC cover back at that time). I’ve seen Neal Adams credited for the Hex cover as well - either as inspiration or layout - which makes sense since he (along with inker Dick Giordano) was the artist behind the Superman cover. Something about the arc of the woman’s body just screams Neal to me.
Very interesting find.
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