Classic Comic Cover Corner – Adventure Comics #285

Every Sunday morning we showcase a classic comic cover, complete with compelling commentary, for your cordial contemplation. It’s the Classic Comic Cover Corner!

Adventure Comics #285 – June 1961

Cover art by Curt Swan & Stan Kaye

Adventure Comics #285

Spring Training baseball went into full swing this week; which is always a fun time here in the “Valley of the Sun.” Also this week, our Representatives and Senators in Washington D.C. stood idly by while the catastrophic “sequestration” spending cuts, the ones they’ve been warning us would happen if they didn’t do anything, went into effect – proving that our federal government is truly run by idiots.

Hrrrmmm … How could we possibly tie these two seemingly unrelated events together into a timely edition of the Classic Comic Cover Corner? Easy.  Adventure Comics #285 depicts Superboy up at bat in the Bizarro world of Supermen (Htrae); the “mad planet” where everything is backwards and even if you win – you lose. Sound familiar? Appropriately, this cover also has an upside-down American flag flying in the background, the official signal of our country in distress. Where is Superman when you need him?

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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.