Gil Kane was born April 6, 1926 — 90 years ago. Here are 13 COVERS of the Emerald Gladiator!
Kane, who died in 2000, is one of my absolute favorites, a staple of the Silver and Bronze ages, an all-time great.
Now, when I sat down to figure out the requisite 13 COVERS salute, I immediately thought of Green Lantern. That’s always who I think of first when I think of Kane. But 13 Green Lantern covers just didn’t seem enough. (Last year, I did 13 COVERS of a general nature and that didn’t even seem right at the time.)
So, who did I think of next? The Atom. But then, I thought, I can’t ignore his great work for Marvel. Ergo, Spider-Man.
So that’s where we are, three sets of 13 COVERS: For Green Lantern, the Atom and Spider-Man.
Of course, when you’re considering someone as prolific and popular as Kane, there are so many other ways you could go. I fully recognize that. But there’s always next year. That’s the beauty of it. And hey, as usual, feel free to add your own favorite covers in the comments below or in whichever social-media thread you found this. (These are in no special order, by the way.)
Oh, and for an overview of Kane’s legacy, click here.
For an overview of Kane’s legacy, click here.
Cover images and credits from the powerful Grand Comics Database.