We should actually be doing this all the time, Internet. And I don’t even know why we aren’t. But let’s start, because Superman is awesome! Why, he can fly, and everything!
Let’s all do four.
Number one for me, both categories, is Jerry and Joe. Rough, vibrant ideas punching you in the face! Nothing like it.
Okay, better do four outside that…because if there’s anybody out there who doesn’t put Jerry and Joe as tops in this book, you may be visiting the wrong blog.
Okay, four each, outside the masters. To quote Millar, “poofs first” (this means writers):
Apostle #1: The sainted Maggin, who dared to have Lois fall in love with Clark, and who himself loved Lex Luthor, maybe even a little too much.
Apostle #2: Cary Bates, of course.
Apostle #3: You’re not ready for this, but…it’s got to be John Byrne. Superman’s world through Clark’s eyes…that was a neat idea. …No YOU shut up!
Apostle #4: Kurt Busiek and Geoff Johns, for their wonderful “Clark Kent: Reporter!” series in OYL. I wouldn’t've complained if it had gone on for TYL.
And, artists, AKA the ruggedly masculine ones:
Apostle #1: Are you kidding? Curt Swan. So many pictures of Clark Kent getting into elevators….!
Apostle #2: Without a doubt, Jack Kirby. His Superman faces blow my mind. DC erred, egregiously.
Apostle #3: Neal Adams. World’s most mindblowingly dynamic Superman.
Apostle #4: Throwing you a curve ball, it’s the man who made me believe in Metropolis as a place again — Adam Kubert.
Jerry and Joe top all, of course…and I’m not just saying that, just take a look, or read a caption! But even if you don’t agree with this patently-obvious truth…
Let’s hear your views!
Grudgingly, I have to admit that if you don’t esteem Jerry and Joe…well, then, you get two more spots to screw around with. Fair enough. You’re crazy, in my estimation, and ought to be locked up. But tastes, unfortunately, differ.
Let’s have it!