All respect to Curt Swan, trust me, I would and have bought volumes of his work. I would love an omnibus or two spotlighting the best of the best from Swan, the Legion on up to the Super titles. I absolutely love the Splash Page to The Last Days of Superman.
It seemed like in the Silver Age Boring, Plastino, Shaffenberger, Andru, and Swan did a nice job of keeping things fresh visually.
Even Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow seems more engaging than Swans work from that era. Maybe Perezs pencils made all the difference.
I think it was iconic definitely, but it couldn't be called cutting edge or innovative, and that has been a criticism for Supes.. Superman, Gibbons Superman, Perez's Superman, except for Gil Kane, we didn't see those books during Swans heyday. Actually Gibbons Superman did happen..Still I was excited when Byrne came on board but I wanted to see a big best of retrospect like his FF. I still reread Byrnes FF.
I would have loved Moore and Garcia Lopez taking Superman into the nineties and beyond. A nice Swamp Thing sized run.