Supergirl Covers by Bob Oksner

February 17, 2024|In Comics, DC

I have to say I don’t know much about the life and career of Bob Oksner, but I’m not the first person to say “Why the heck wasn’t he at the forefront of DC’s artists during his time?”

He had all-around solid skills, and worked in a variety of styles. The Supergirl covers shown here display a great facility for drawing beautiful women. This guy could have been DC’s John Romita Sr. But as it was, he always seemed to fly under the radar. Kind of like the way every artist I know is blown away by José Luis García-López, but he remained more of an artist’s artist instead of the best-selling phenomenon that was his due.

Here are three fun Supergirl covers illustrated by Oksner with new colour by me.


Adventure Comics No. 420, June 1972

Adventure Comics 420 published by DC Comics

As published.

Adventure Comics 420 cover illustration by Bob Oksner

Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Art made production ready.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour version.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created and updated trade dress added.


Supergirl No. 8, November 1973

Supergirl 8 published by DC Comics

As published.

Supergirl 8 cover illustration by Bob Oksner

Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Art made production ready.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour version.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created and updated trade dress added.


Supergirl No. 8, January 1974

Supergirl 9 published by DC Comics

As published.

Supergirl 9 cover illustration by Bob Oksner

Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Art made production ready.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour version.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created and updated trade dress added.