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Curt Swan Luthor cover (11/62)
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Curt Swan Luthor cover (11/62)Cover pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. "The Kryptonite Killer!", script by Edmond Hamilton, art by Al Plastino; Luthor escapes from his imprisonment on the planet Roxar with the help of three enhanced androids, then goes on an interplanetary crime spree. Batman ad. Joker-Luthor Incorporated! ad. One-page Jerry the Jitterbug story by Henry Boltinoff. Supermen of America ad. "The Mutiny of Super-Horse!", script by Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney; Supergirl thinks that Comet prefers movie star Liz Gaynor, his co-star in a new adventure film, but Superman discovers that Comet now has amnesia and doesn't remember Supergirl, or even that he has super-powers.
Swan was a house artist at DC working on titles like Tommy Tomorrow, he began gravitating towards Superman and his related books, Superboy, World's Finest and Jimmy Olsen, he would eventually leave DC thanks to his personality issue with Editor In Chief Mort Weisinger. He would eventually return and go on to be the artist that defined the look of Superman in the Silver Age, eventually becoming the editor of the title, but after thirty years of keeping up standards of all things Superman, Swan was given the boot in favor of John Byrne's Superman reboot, Swan's comic work began to taper off after this dismissal and he eventually retired, but will forever be recognized as the Silver Age Superman's finest artist.
James Noel Mooney was an American comics artist best known for his long tenure at DC Comics and as the signature artist of Supergirl, as well as a Marvel Comics inker and Spider-Man artist, both during what comics historians and fans call the Silver Age of comic books. He sometimes inked under the pseudonym Jay Noel.