SILVER SURFER #4 (1968)
This great cover by John Buscema encapsulates a whole era of comics in one bristling image. The magnificent figures of Thor and the Silver Surfer, frozen in time at the moment before contact, perfectly capture the delicious anticipation every kid experienced when his favorite heros were set to battle. Buscema's composition, simple and elegant, creates maximum speed and motion while giving us just enough information (the Rainbow Bridge, Asgard) to whet our curiosity for the story inside. Once again, the flat background of Asgardian Space forces attention on the tableau about to explode before our eyes. Power, motion, anticipation and action make this one of the great covers of the Silver Age.