Action Comics #428, October 1973

A prime example here of one of Wallace Wood’s 22 panels that always work: the L shape. Having the wall dominate the left hand side forces the eye to where the artist wants it to go, and frames the action. In addition, the lightly sketched in background creates a sense of depth when contrasted with the sharply defined foreground characters. Thirdly, the situation itself is so intriguing surely no casual browser could turn down the chance to take a look inside. Another cover composition masterclass from the pencil of Nick Cardy.

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