|The DC covers of the Silver Age were always beautifully drawn and just a bit silly. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the Superman family comics edited by the legendary Mort Weisinger.||Weisinger was well known for coming up with outrageous cover ideas then asking his hapless writers to come up with a story that fit the cover idea. Sometimes the cover ideas were so preposterous that the writers had to "cheat".||The other problem lay in the indestructible nature of Superman himself. With a hero that was never in any danger, the editors had to come up with situations that contained some other kind of threat.|
|Adventure 283 (1960)
Classic Weisinger-inspired cover. Lots of explanation in two lengthy balloons and careful you don't miss the kryptonian super-weapons in the foreground. Charmingly awful.
|Adventure 314 (1964)
Here's another dull, "blah-blah" cover from the House of Weisinger No drama, no conflict. Without the balloons it would mean nothing.
|Superman 174 (1964)
This is a bit better, but relies on the potential customer's knowledge that Clark Kent is Superman, not such common knowledge in 1964.
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