Here is a subscription ad from SUPERMAN # 174 (DC Comics, Cover Date: January, 1965), that leaves me wondering "Who Chose THIS Image?"
Let's look a little closer at the ad...
Sure, I'd like to be the first in my neighborhood to read each issue of Superman! And, just as sure, I'd like to get 'em for 10-cents each, instead of that allowance-busting 12-cents per issue!
But something's still not right...
Why does Superman need to RUN, when he can fly?
...And why is he running with what appears to be a "bag of loot"? C'mon, you can't tell me that's his "dirty Clark Kent laundry" in there!
While the use of existing character art was very prevalent for ads like this...
...I'm convinced that this illustration is of some "Superman Impostor" making a getaway, rather than "The Real-Deal of Steel"!
I can't tell you which comic it might have come from, but it is clearly not Superman assuming anything resembling a heroic pose! ...Like the one below!
Why this particular image of Superman was selected to represent the character for a subscription ad is just another one of those things we'll never know... I just hope the real Superman gets here in time, before this costumed-crook gets away!