Friday, 17 June 2016

DOUBLE VISION - SUPERMAN & CLARK KENT TOGETHER (UPDATED)...


Images copyright DC COMICS

You've got to hand it to DC - once they cop on to a good idea,
they milk it for all it's worth.  SUPERMAN and CLARK KENT
together on a comic cover is a case in point.  Presumably, with what-
ever issue DC started doing it, it sold more than usual so, hey - let's do
it again (and again, and again, etc.)!  So here's just a handful (if you've
got more than 10 fingers) of Superman/Clark Kent covers to show all
you pantin' Criv-ites just what I'm yappin' about.  (Okay, some
of them are symbolic, but they still count in my book.)







And another five for your attention.  (Thank JP for two of them.)






And here's one where it's not actually meant to be Clark Kent, but,
as far as visual impact goes, it gives that impression at first glance.

18 comments:

John Pitt said...

I bet you must have gone through loads of covers to make this gallery, Kid?
I think I can remember one more!
Be back in a mo'....

Paul McScotty- Muir said...

I loved DCs covers as a kid in the 60s and fell hook line and sinker for these type of covers every time - Action 406 is one of favourite comics (mostly for the back ups -Alex Toth) -

Kid said...

You weren't the only one who fell for those type of covers, PM. They were a cunningly-conceived sales ploy - who could resist them?

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Which one of the three I added was the one you were trying to link to, JP? Incidentally, there's already a cover gallery of Supes/Flash races on the blog. You commented on it at the time. (The old memory going, eh?)

John Pitt said...

http://files1.comics.org//img/gcd/covers_by_id/0/w400/866.jpg?-5582496615218530518
These two links should work, Kid!
I was trying to send you DCCPresents.
Well done! You spotted that deliberate test I set for you!

Kid said...

Neither of them work, JP. All I get is a white screen with the message 'See the original covers at www.comics.org' in the top left-hand corner.

John Pitt said...

Action 312 &341,Kid.
Gonna try copying the url a different way, Kid, just to find a way that does work for the future....

John Pitt said...

http://www.comics.org/issue/20307/
Well this link takes you to a page with a comic on, click on the cover for a larger image.

Kid said...

Got through that time, JP. Ta.

Colin Jones said...

Kid, I sent a comment to this post last night, did you get it or has it vanished into the ether ? I used my tablet to make the comment and the same thing happened recently but I didn't mention it on that occasion. The only problem with your blog is that I don't know if a comment has arrived till you approve it (but a message always appears confirming it has arrived and it did last night too). I'm now using my laptop which (so far) has always sent my comments without any problems.

Kid said...

There was an anonymous comment sent to one of the posts, CJ, but I delete all such comments unread. If you're sending a comment without signing in to your Google account, always affix your name at the end so I'll know who it's from.

Colin Jones said...

Kid, I'm always signed in to my Google account when sending comments and my two tablets are both permanently signed in (I don't know why, I'm not that tech savvy). When I sent the comment a message appeared saying "Your comment has been saved and will be published after blog owner approval" - if that message doesn't appear I know something's gone wrong but last night it did appear so I don't know where the comment went. It's got something to do with my tablets - sending comments from them can be quite difficult at times (to other blogs too, not just yours).

Kid said...

Well, no comments with your name or avatar were received last night, CJ - only a couple of anon ones which were deleted, so I don't know where yours went. Submit it again.

John Pitt said...

http://www.comics.org/issue/18670/
Kid, here's one where it is the real Clark Kent, but a blond Superman!
Don't know if it qualifies for your gallery?

Kid said...

Probably not, JP, because there's no attempt to give readers the visual impression (at a casual glance) that Clark and Supes are the same guy here. However, it's still interesting to see.

John Pitt said...

http://www.comics.org/issue/18954/
Well, I guess you wont want this one then either!
Tough!! - I'm still giving it to you!!
:-)

Kid said...

I can see the flaw in Lex luthor playing Clark Kent - he's bald. Lois would notice that even with Lex wearing a hat.

Phil said...

Absolutely remember the ghost one. I like those covers. I mean we knew there would be a twist but they're dramatic covers.

Kid said...

Covers don't seem as interesting (in the main) on today's comics, Phil.

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