Iron Man #80 by Jack Kirby (Nov. 1975)
comicbookcovers: More Fun Comics #87, January 1943, cover by Mort Meskin
https://player.vimeo.com/video/16162937?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0When I was 14 years old, my father’s job forced us to relocate the family from suburban Long Island to an underdeveloped community in Delaware. This was a massive change for me–not only was I coming into my first year of high school with a change of schools after three months, but I also lost … Continue reading STAR BLAZERS
Back in the 1970s when I grew up, your choices for super hero merchandise were fairly well limited. But what little we had, we loved. This is why so many people from that era have such fond memories of the Mego line of action figures–not just the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes line, but also Star Trek, … Continue reading MEGO HALL OF JUSTICE
What a wonderfully shocking and twisted SUPERBOY cover by Nick Cardy. This wasn’t at all the kind of image you expected to find on an issue of SUPERBOY. I’d be willing to bet that somebody at DC got cold feet, and that’s why the logo area is a solid blue banner, to help obscure the … Continue reading Great Covers
This is a wonderfully absurd CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES cover by C. C. Beck. That white background really makes all of the dogs as well as the logo and copy pop. And the expressions on the lead dog and Marvel himself are terrific.
A cool painted cover for RAMPAGING HULK magazine by Earl Norem, produced during a period when it was rare to see a super hero rendered so realistically. I’m not wild about the way all of the copy is handled on this one, mostly in terms of color (TO AVENGE THE EARTH is a bit hard … Continue reading Great Covers