It’s maybe a little bit of a cheat to include this one, as I did the original concept sketch for it, but this excellent painted cover by Paolo Rivera for the MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION does an incredible job of communication three-quarters of a century’s worth of wonder and imagination in a single evocative image.
Great sense of scale on this Jack Kirby STRANGE TALES cover. Most of these prototypic Marvel monster stories tended to tout the creature-of-the-month fully visibly on their covers. This piece takes the opposite tact, concealing most of the monster and creating intrigue.
This FALCON piece combines the Badass and the Hero In Trouble cover approaches for a piece that delivers the best of both. For his first solo series, Paul Smith gives us a Falcon who can take a beating, and still be ready to dish one out.
An appropriately gloomy cover to the final issue of DOOM PATROL by the great Joe Orlando. When this issue first hit in 1968, no reader could have guessed that before its story was finished, the entire team of heroes would have been wiped out in spectacular fashion. But the cover sets the mood, with an … Continue reading Great Covers
What a terrific ZOT! cover by Scott McCloud. Perfect acting and composition delivers the emotional impact of Jenny feeling like a prisoner at school, while Zot soars free in the skies above.
comicbookcovers: Clue Comics v2 #1, March 1947