A number of DC covers of the Silver Age were just plain daft, and no less endearing for that. Weisinger's covers were probably the dafterst overall, with Superman turning into anything from a merman to a lion. Others showed situations that were so mind boggling in concept that you had to buy the book just to find out what was going on. The approach was used a lot for DC's science fiction books, like Strange Adventures. And some DC covers were just puzzling, leaving readers to be consumed with curiosity about how this strange event had come to pass. This trend was never followed by the more action-oriented Marvel Comics.
Action Comics 282 (1961)

The speech balloons are probably unnecessary - we could certainly do without Perry White stating the obvious. Comic artist Brett Ewins quotes this as the first US comic he ever saw.
  Showcase 61 (1966)

This is one of my favourite DC covers, not for nostalgic reasons - I never saw it until I was an adult - but just because the idea is so genuinely imaginative.
  Green Lantern 36 (1964)

Gil Kane's figure work here is exemplary. The low angle is unusual for a DC comic of the period but puts the reader firmly on the ground with the rest of the non-powered folks ...
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