House of Secrets #97

House of Secrets #97, April-May 1972

HoS was a series blessed with wonderful covers, especially during this period of the early 1970s. This particular beauty is from the pen and brush of Jack Sparling. Sparling is something of an acquired taste, I think, and his regular comics work was often rushed and on the scratchy side — but this is a prime example of just how good he was when he took his time. DC then were a million miles ahead of Marvel in terms of print quality, as the subtlety of this cover shows.

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