Bizarro Am Not On Sports Illustrated Cover
I knew I wasn’t the only person looking at this year’s baseball season and wondering if something unnatural was to blame for the state of the league. Of course, the best indicator of something amiss with the sport is probably the fact that my fantasy baseball team is actually doing well this season… which never happens.
Nevertheless, the strange state of affairs in pro baseball works to the benefit of the comics community as DC announced today that an upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated will feature Superman’s negative-image nemesis, Bizarro, on the cover.
From the press release:
Superman has appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine. Wonder Woman graced the debut issue of MS. MAGAZINE. And Batman has appeared on a number of magazine covers, most notably LIFE MAGAZINE. Now, classic Superman villain Bizarro, smashes his way onto the newsstands with the latest issue #2263 of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, which reaches newsstands on May 26. The cover, by comic book superstar Mark Bagley, takes a look at the “Bizarro Baseball Season” and features a member of the Tampa Bay Rays knockin’ the stuffing out of everyone’s favorite Yankee, Derek Jeter.
And now I feel obligated to share with you the great headline DC’s PR crew came up with for the announcement:
FOR NOT IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BIZARRO NOT MAKE COMIC BOOK HISTORY WITH APPEARANCE ON SPORTS ILLUSTRATED COVER
It’s no secret that I hate hate hate parroting press releases on the site here, but I couldn’t resist passing this one along. You win this round, DC.
A larger version of the image is posted after the jump.