Thursday, December 8, 2016

1st Issue Special #12 / Starman - Joe Kubert cover

Joe Kubert
First Issue Special v1 #12 featuring Starman, 1976 - DC introduces its bronze age version of Starman, a separate version of the golden age hero with no common traits. Joe Kubert draws an appropriately bold cover of the alien superhero, dodging a flying saucer's blast. The World Trade Center is prominently displayed in the background, though not in the story itself. Kubert's impressive effort is far superior to the interior art by Mike Vosburg. The issue also includes a fine Neal Adams public service ad, which appeared in several DC titles around the same month. This is number 2 of 2 First Issue Special issues with Kubert art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Kubert or 1st Issue Special issues. See also this blog's Kubert checklist.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = ***
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More Kubert posts:
Weird Horrors #9
Journey into Myst. #21
Three Stooges #1


  1. Even with a chunk being blown out of its side I don't think that was meant to be the World Trade Center.

  2. I made the assumption based on the buildings' proportions relative to the rest of the skyline. Then again, DC's universe is rife with fictitious cities.