Classic Comic Cover Corner – Adventure Comics #399

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Adventure Comics #399 – November 1970

Cover Art by Mike Sekowsky and Dick Giordano

Adventure Comics #399

In honor of Super Bowl XLVII (that’s 47 for our non-roman readers) this Sunday’s classic comic cover comes from Adventure Comics #399, which features a sexy Supergirl, complete with a 1970’s style mini-dress and thigh-high boots. She’s giving football player Johnny Dee the “what-for” after he threw the big game. How humiliating – if only superheroes were always around to call out our sports heroes when they screw up.

Yes, Supergirl should probably be taking on more Earth-shattering calamities than a player cheating on a football game, but darn it, the Kryptonian cutie likes her some football! In the story titled “Johnny Dee — Hero-Bum,” Supergirl actually helps out the team by busting a group of gambling gangsters who threaten to kill Johnny’s girlfriend unless he takes a dive.

Speaking of the Super Bowl and Kryptonians, here’s hoping we see a new Man of Steel trailer during today’s game. At the very least a new Iron Man 3 trailer is scheduled. Go Ravens!

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Bob Leeper

Bob Leeper is the co-owner and manager of "Arizona’s Pop Culture and Alternative Art Network," Evermore Nevermore. He is the co-creator of the pop culture events Steampunk Street and ENCREDICON, and is a member of the Phoenix Film Critics Society. He also curates the Facebook fan site The Arizona Cave – AZ Fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and is one of the few brave and bold fans of Jar Jar Binks.