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Books I want to own....... drooling on the cover....Superman 234

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This is one of my top 5 favorite Adams covers. I am looking for an ultra-high-grade copy. Until then, I'll just drool on my keyboard.

Superman 234 CGC 9.8 -on HA.jpg

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 A nice cover! Could I ask what you particularly love about it? Yes Superman is drawn well and the colours pop with the orange but the background for me is very weakly drawn. Again, just interested to see what someone else sees and is drawn to :)

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The cover focuses on Superman but in a manner of an actual event, not a pose for a glamour shot (233 or 243). Its real, it fully captures the story contained inside and the story arc of the sand creature. The colors? Yes, 100%. The contrast is perfect. The colors ARE the background and for me they work wonderfully. The small sand creature image adds just enough to the cover so as not to take away from the real image, the Real hero in peril. Sadly, they included a word balloon. But of all the Adams Superman covers, this captures Superman as the Superhero alien yet vulnerable at times, making him take on a human condition of frailty and in need of help. There really is so much in this cover I could write for a longer time. 

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Supe's is being dropped from high above the Earth's surface and the innovative angle used points mostly up to the skies. No need for a background as there should not be one, other than Sky, Sun, and sliver of Earth.  For me 234 ranks right up there with 252 as my favorite Adams Superman cover. Glad when I had shot at the raw Oakland copy I grabbed it, and just as glad I had it slabbed during the 1st gen CGC slab era.

 

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