13 COVERS: A JERRY SIEGEL Birthday Celebration

The co-creator of the superhero was born 105 years ago…

We don’t generally do 13 COVERS galleries for writers because covers are inherently about the artist.

But when you’re talking about a titan like the late Jerry Siegel — born Oct. 17, 1914 — well, that’s another matter.

Now, you’d be forgiven for thinking we’d have 13 Superman covers to show off for you. (As we have in the past.) But no. This year, we’re spotlighting another of Siegel’s enduring contributions to comics — the Spectre, whose original artist was Bernard Baily.

So here are 13 COVERS of the Spectre in the Golden Age — with each issue featuring a story by Siegel:

First appearance. Pub date Feb. 1940 but released at the end of 1939.

Baily

Baily

Baily

Baily

Baily

Howard Purcell

Baily

Baily

Baily

Baily

Baily

E.E. Hibbard

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13 COVERS: A JERRY SIEGEL Birthday Celebration — 2017 Edition: Superman in the Silver Age. Click here.

13 COVERS: A JERRY SIEGEL Birthday Celebration — 2016 Edition: Superman in the Golden Age. Click here.

Cover images and credits from the spooky Grand Comics Database.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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3 Comments

  1. The Spectre is absolutely terrifying. Love that he appears in ‘Fun Comics’.

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  2. Wow! Even with all of the books I’ve been reading for the last few years on the history of comics and their characters, I had no idea that Siegel was the creator of TWO of the most powerful beings in the DCU.

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  3. Nicely done on honoring the late Mr. Siegel’s birthday by spotlighting his Spectre character.

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