I’ve been drooling over this massive collection of comic book covers that are part of the “Proof of Heroes” exhibit at Bear and Bird gallery in Florida.
“Proof of Heroes” is a gallery exhibition featuring nearly 300 comic book cover printer’s proofs, spanning a decade (1964-1974) of Julius Schwartz’ 42 year run as Editor at DC Comics.
Julius Schwartz began working as an editor at (what is now known as DC Comics) in 1944! During the 1950s & 60s, he oversaw the revival of superheroes such as the Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, the Batman, and the Atom, which led to the Silver Age of comic books.
These one-of-a-kind Printer’s Proof’s were originally sent to Schwartz for his final approval, before their commercial print run. The covers feature artwork from such icons as Nick Cardy, Murphy Anderson, Neal Adams, Carmine Infantino, Mike Kaluta and many, many more!
Even if you can’t get to the gallery for the exhibit, you can enjoy the hundreds of photographed comic book covers in their Flickr set. I’ve been slowly going through them for days when I have a few spare minutes. They are visually delicious!