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Superman #400 (Oct 84)

I just read Superman #400 yesterday from October 1984.  It’s a thick anniversary issue with no ads, mostly written by Eliot Maggin and featuring stories set at different point in the future when Superman is no longer around. The art is great throughout except there’s no Curt Swan in it! The stories are a mix — mostly good. The last one is written and drawn by Jim Steranko, and it starts out like it’s going to be the greatest science fiction story ever written but ends with a terrible cliche.

Anyway, I’m not here to review this thing. (You can read the whole thing here: http://theages.ac/400/cover.html) I just wanted to post a gallery of some of the amazing pin-ups that are in it.

Howard Chaykin

Howard Chaykin

Bill Sienkiewicz

Bill Sienkiewicz

Brian Bolland

Brian Bolland

Jack Davis

Jack Davis

Steve Ditko

Steve Ditko

Will Eisner

Will Eisner

Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby

Bernie Wrightson

Bernie Wrightson

And now, for the Missionaria Protectiva…

… Mister Paul Atreides!!!

John Schoenherr (The Illustrated Dune) - his only Paul?

Moebius (Jodorowsky's aborted film: circa 1974-1976. HR Giger was also recruited to do design work for the movie. Salvador Dali and Orson Welles were recruited to star.)

Kyle MacLachlan (David Lynch's 1984 movie version.)

Bill Sienkiewicz (Marvel Comics, 1984. Based on MacLachlan.)

Action figure (LJN, 1984. Based on MacLachlan. Not shown: Dune napkins, tablecloth, bed spread, lunch box, pajamas, etc, etc.)

I am?! (Dune video game: Cryo Interactive / Virgin Interactive, 1992. Based on MacLachlan. 8 years after failed movie. Insane.)

Mark Zug (Dune CCG: Last Unicorn Games / Five Rings Publishing, 1997. Based on Kyle MacLachlan. THIRTEEN years after failed movie. Insane.)

Ryoichi Ikegami (Japanese poster for the 1984 Lynch film. Damn, I love this one!)

 

Emo Paul (Frank Herbert's Dune video game: Cryo Interactive, 2001.)

Alec Newman (John Harrison's Sci Fi Channel TV miniseries version, 2000.)

Paul Pope (2009. The Winner.)

KS