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Hands down, the best Superman gorilla cover ever!

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And finally, we have what has to be the greatest of all Superman gorilla covers...or at least the zaniest!

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Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #98

I mean, c'mon...what's not to love about this one...

Jimmy as Tarzan, getting married to a female King Kong in a bridal veil, with the ceremony being performed by Superman, who just happens to be the local witch doctor.  Since he's a witch doctor, he has brought with him his boiling cauldron.  It's good to know they went for at least one aspect of realism with this cover!

Whatever drugs they were smoking back in 1966, I hope that a) they didn't screw up the writer and artist for life, or b) they helped you make heads or tails of this cover!

This particular issue I got in a bulk lot of Jimmy Olsen titles from one of the LCS' auctions.  I think I ended up paying under $2 when everything was said and done.  Always on the prowl for an upgrade of this one.

Have a great weekend everyone.  Don't do anything rash that you'll regret like our impetuous friend Jimmy!

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Maybe we need a competition in here like "Worst cover ever" - this one is really awesome within that genre, we might even have a winner here! lol :facepalm:

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This one would definitely be a top five contender for sure.

Its funny, when I compare Marvel and DC Books from this same era, it's like looking at books from two different Earths...Earth-1 and Earth-What?!

DC was the powerhouse, with three decades of solid publishing to back it up, but if I was ten years old in 1965 I'm pretty sure Marvel would have been getting my 12 cents.

Looking back as an aging collector, there's a certain charm and sense of history that I get from the DC books as they progress from decade to decade that makes me happy as a run collecter.  Perhaps there's an essay in here somewhere for another day...

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12 hours ago, tomo said:

This one would definitely be a top five contender for sure.

Its funny, when I compare Marvel and DC Books from this same era, it's like looking at books from two different Earths...Earth-1 and Earth-What?!

DC was the powerhouse, with three decades of solid publishing to back it up, but if I was ten years old in 1965 I'm pretty sure Marvel would have been getting my 12 cents.

Looking back as an aging collector, there's a certain charm and sense of history that I get from the DC books as they progress from decade to decade that makes me happy as a run collecter.  Perhaps there's an essay in here somewhere for another day...

Yeah i have to admit that as bad as that cover is ... now i am wondering how it all happened ( Jimmy marrying a gorilla) and how it worked out ?? so even though it is hokey there was some decent allure due to cover to buy this issue back then !!

 

And we all know DC LOVED gorilla covers !! i heard they were always some of their top sellers!!

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