comicbookcovers: The Incredible Hulk #63, January 2004, cover by Mike Deodato Jr.
wonderful-strange: thegoldenage: Strange Suspense Stories #19, 1954. Cover art by Steve Ditko. Source: wonderful-strange
slsblog: Them! Mental-Radio1 was right; this story is bonkers-awesome!
I’ve spoken before about the bidding war that my overlapping local PBS stations had going on during the 1980s once they realized what a cash cow DOCTOR WHO was for them come pledge break time. As a result, they would pick up the rights to any DOCTOR WHO material that was available, as well as … Continue reading RED DWARF
greatcomicbookcovers: Shadows From Beyond #50, by Steve Ditko (Ditko gettin’ his weird on)
Phil Noto delivers a knockout punch on this cover for AVENGERS: THE ORIGIN. Rarely has the power of the Hulk’s blows been so viscerally communicated as here, where he trashes the early Iron Man with a single punch.
Paolo Rivera pulls you into the world of DAREDEVIL on this cover, visually getting across both that Matt Murdock is blind, and the manner in which his other senses allow him to navigate the city that he lives in. The graphic treatment here is strong, and by keeping the background in greytones, the lead figure … Continue reading Great Covers – DAREDEVIL #1
The brilliant Marcos Martin uses design and negative space to the upmost on this RUNAWAYS cover. The joy of the vignette of the friends enjoying one anothers’ company is deftly undercut by the understated cover copy, which signifies tragedy lurking in the future.
As is typcial for his work, Skottie Young incorporates humor into this AMAZING SPIDER-MAN cover, which is simultaneously funny and communicates an essential difference between Spidey and guest-star Deadpool. The UPC barcode is move to the top in order to keep it off the characters, which makes it more prominent than I’d like, but a … Continue reading Great Covers – AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #611
Here’s Jamie McKelvie doing a lovely and understated MS MARVEL cover. Eschewing the typical super hero bombast, McKelvie instead focuses on a small moment, the beauty of the skyline, and the distance from the big city to Ms Marvel’s Jersey City home.