Target Comic Vol. 9, #12, 1949

Target Comics Vol. 9, #12, 1940

This cover has been designated a "classic" by Overstreet, and for good reason. Here we have an early example of the evil villain shrouding over our heroes out of the darkness, a type of cover that has been copied over by countless artists. The realism in the characters and the gems also stands out as does the line work in the background character, a style that Cole used in a few of his other covers such as the Mask 1 and 2.

I do not own this comic, this issue was contributed by my good friend Jamie.