10) DC Comics Presents #21 (May, 1980)
Nicely rendered, and an interesting application of Ralph's powers.
9)Elongated Man #1 (January, 1992)
Fairly weak, but it's the only first Elongated Man issue ever and has Sue Dibny in the foreground.
8) Detective Comics #343 (September, 1965)
There was a time when the Elongated Man could be treated as a threat to Batman and Robin. That time is long past.
7) Justice League of America #51 (February, 1967)
Although this is more of a Zatanna cover, it features most the heroes whose strips helped introduce her, including Elongated Man. Also, this was Dibny's first major JLofA appearance.
6) The Flash #134 (February, 1963)
Still playing the villain card, and already third man out on a three figure cover.
5)Wonder Woman #308 (October, 1983)
I love this cover because it's so random. Sure, let's have an Elongated Man guest appearance where he offers his own reaction to a bullets & bracelets situation. Wah? Also, the art and coloring here are phenomenal, and they show that sometimes you get a greater sense of contortion from less elongation.
4)Booster Gold #15 (February, 2009)
I was shocked to find that over fifty years of history, a cover produced just last year, two years after Ralph's death, was among the liveliest of his entire existence.
3) 52 #52 (May 2, 2007)
A somber impression is made with this painting, but Elongated Man still has to share space with mourners for the Question and Isis. Even in death, Elongated Man isn't allowed to carry a story.
2) Showcase Presents: The Elongated Man Vol. 1 (2006)
It may be a reprint of an interior splash, but nice cover images of Ralph Didny alone are very rare. Again, we have strong anatomy with only slight, unnerving distortion of the human form.
1)The Flash #112 (April, 1960)
The debut of the Elongated Man, and a pretty nifty cover besides.
Animal Man #16 (Great mood, and a mystery!)
Detective Comics #327 (New feature! Slight presence!)
Detective Comics #331 (Nice bright background color.)
Elongated Man #2 (Battling a host of sad bad guys.)
Elongated Man #4 (Boring design work throughout these covers.)
The Flash #138 (Generic.)
The Flash #252 (good bit, but tiny figure.)
The Flash #296 (Nice idea, rough execution.)
Formerly Known As the Justice League #1 (Cute[ish] sight gag.)
JLA: Classified #4
Justice League Europe #31
Justice League Unlimited #39 (Owned by a chimp? Ouch.)
The Shadow War of Hawkman #3
Wonder Woman #219 (Ralph's shooting a snuff film?)
DC Comics 75th Anniversary Iconic Cover Suggestions
- Ares/Mars: God of War
- Golden Age Atom Al Pratt
- All New Atom Ryan Choi
- Atom Smasher
- Bronze Tiger
- Captain Comet
- The Cheetah
- Dr. Psycho
- Gorilla Grodd
- The Huntress
- Jemm, Son of Saturn
- King Faraday
- Martian Manhunter
- Martian Manhunter Related Characters
- Steel (Heywood Family)
- Steel (John Henry Irons)