13 COVERS: A WAYNE BORING Birthday Salute

Wayne Boring was born June 5, 1905 — 111 years ago!

Boring was the great Metropolis bridge between Joe Shuster and Curt Swan. That’s not to downplay the contributions of artists like Al Plastino or Fred Ray or the many other terrific Superartists of the Golden and early Silver ages, but Boring — like Dick Sprang on Batman — has become shorthand for an era of artistic style. IDW calls it the Atomic Age, and that’s a pretty fitting descriptor, if you ask me (click here).

Wayne Boring died in 1987 but his Superman will always stand the test of time as a symbol of postwar American stoicism.

Here are 13 COVERS:

(And, as always, if your favorite’s not here, add your own in the comments below or in whichever social-media thread you found this.)

Possible Stan Kaye inks.

Possible Stan Kaye inks.

Kaye inks

Kaye inks

Kaye inks

Kaye inks

Kaye inks

Kaye inks

Kaye inks

Kaye inks

George Roussos inks

George Roussos inks

Roussos inks

Roussos inks

Kaye inks

Kaye inks

Ray Burnley inks

Ray Burnley inks

Ed Dobrotka inks

Ed Dobrotka inks

Paul Lauretta inks?

Poss. Paul Lauretta inks

Kaye inks

Kaye inks

Kaye inks

Kaye inks

Cover images and credits from the stolid Grand Comics Database.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Thanks for the tribute. I always liked Wayne Boring, possibly because A ) he was very good and B ) he used to do the Superman strip in the comic section, so it was what I was accustomed to enjoying.

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