Atom & Hawkman #42, May 1969

The combined run, continuing the numbering from the Atom’s solo title, comprised #39 – 45. A scant seven issues in total. But, while the comic itself might have been a failure — as were, to a certain extent, the two lead characters — the covers by Joe Kubert certainly weren’t. Every one a winner!

Here Kubert again shows his complete mastery of composition, and that double-fisted “punch” exudes real power. The force lines add to the logo design, making it pop off the page in an almost 3-D manner.

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