On July 4th, I posted a Steranko page from Superman #400. There were a number of great artists that editor Julie Schwartz snagged for drawing pin-ups in this landmark 1984 issue. Here are just a few of them...
Howard Chaykin painted a wonderful cover with all the classic elements of Superman's origin.
Here's probably my favorite and most off-beat pinup, by Berni Wrightson. I always wanted to see Wrightson tackle Superman. I think he did a wonderful job by focusing on Kal-El's face here.
Jack Kirby provided a nice Superman illustration--inked by Terry Austin.
Brian Bolland's pinup freeze frame's another famous Superman motif--taking off his business man uniform to reveal the S emblem.
John Byrne, a Marvel creator, was even allowed to draw this pinup of his favorite character. This was a portent of things to come--Byrne would take over Superman just two years later in 1986 with the Man of Steel limited series!
You can see a few more pinups on my Flickr Superman set. You can also read the story behind Superman 400, plus a number of full story pages, at superman.nu. I am amazed at how many websites/blogs actually repost full scans of every single page of comics. Nuff said.