Great Covers – ARCHIE’S MADHOUSE #2

Pretty sure this ARCHIE’S MADHOUSE cover is by Harry Lucey, and it’s a bit more surreal than is typical of the Archie fare of its day–MADHOUSE being the title in which Archie went for surrealism. It’s a very simple idea, almost so simple that you wonder why it never happened before. The only misstep to … Continue reading Great Covers – ARCHIE’S MADHOUSE #2

Great Covers – BATMAN #209

There’s some weird anatomy at play on tiger-Batman, but this Irv Novick BATMAN cover packs the sort of impact more typically reserved for DC’s mystery comics of the era. I don’t know what it means either, but I certainly want to crack it open and find out. The only misstep, I think, is in making … Continue reading Great Covers – BATMAN #209

Great Covers – X-MEN #49

A beautiful Jim Steranko image from X-MEN. a series that was decidedly third class for most of the 1960s period in which this cover was produced. Great overall composition and use of white negative space, and those skull-eyes gazing upwards at our heroes are very cool. Steranko reportedly hated the logo, so for the next … Continue reading Great Covers – X-MEN #49

Great Covers – MARY MARVEL #5

In terms of summing up a series in a single image, this Jack Binder MARY MARVEL cover is hard to beat. It’s elegant, whimsical, and has a strong element of fantasy to it. The black background tapering down to a deep midnight blue is attractive and helps to spotlight both the butterfly and Mary’s red … Continue reading Great Covers – MARY MARVEL #5