13 COVERS: Saluting the Return of the Original JAY GARRICK

At least we’re pretty sure it’s him…

That cover right up there by Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson is hands down, easily, no question, my favorite cover of the year so far. Not only does it promise the return of the original Jay Garrick — which presumably opens the door to the rest of the original JSA — but it’s a wonderfully executed homage to the Flash’s very first cover, dated January 1940.

Oh, and check out artist Howard Porter’s tweet of the lenticular version (make sure you watch with the sound on):

Nice.

Now, I suppose there’s a remote chance that’s not Jay Garrick up there but I can’t imagine that DC would go to such elaborate lengths to troll its fan base. Either way, we’ll find out Wednesday 5/17, when The Flash #22 comes out — with the finale of The Button, which has been terrific. (Click here for more on Batman, the Flash and the Multiverse.)

Meanwhile, let’s get a jump start with a 13 COVERS celebration, shall we? As always, if you don’t see your fave, add it to the comments or in whichever social-media thread you found this.

Sheldon Moldoff

Carmine Infantino pencils, Murphy Anderson inks

Infantino pencils, Bernard Sachs inks

Martin Naydel

Infantino and Anderson

Naydel

Steve Lightle

Infantino pencils, Mike DeCarlo inks

Everett E. Hibbard

Neal Adams

Hibbard

Infantino and Anderson

Alex Ross

Cover images and credits from the speedy Grand Comics Database.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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