Monday, May 19, 2014

Which "New Yorker" covers featured DC Comics superheroes?

The New Yorker, to which I have been a subscriber since high school, debuted in 1925. 

DC Comics, of which I have been a reader except high school, was founded in 1934. 

Two American publishing institutions.

With regard to the coveted New Yorker cover, when have the two overlapped?

Only three times that I know of.

7/17/95; look closely and 
you will see Superman
(Peter de Sève)

4/17/99 Plastic Man 
(Art Spiegelman)

11/1/10 I count four (plus two Marvel heroes): 
Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, 
Spider-Man, Hulk
(Ivan Brunetti) 

(Plastic Man was originally published by Quality Comics, but DC acquired him in 1956.)

Thanks to Sean Howe for remembering the third.

1 comment:

hobbyfan said...

And while they were never at DC or Marvel, in the top left corner of that last New Yorker cover, you'll see a scaled down version of Popeye & Olive Oyl. Some folks think Popeye's a superhero after a fashion, after all.

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