Nostalgically revisiting the DC comics of the 1980s.
Now that's how you make a static image come alive. Modern comic book covers are almost always just heroes posing like this, but without background or details or even basic composition. Strange how the art seems to largely be lost. Perez, of course, is a consummate pro.
You're dead on Matt. This is one of my favourite covers from the 1980s...
Byrne borrowed this basic concept for Alpha Flight #12 in 1984.