A very simple and stark INHUMAN cover by Ryan Stegman, of recent vintage. In modern times, there’s been a movement towards more design-oriented cover images, such as this one.
A very pretty Russ Heath Haunted Tank cover for an issue of G.I. COMBAT, made even more spectacular by the greytone work of Jack Adler. DC experimented with these sorts of greytone covers in the early 1960s to great effect–the end result always looked more photographic and more real.
Here’s a super-spooky Neal Adams DETECTIVE COMICS cover featuring Batman and his monstrous opposite number, Man-Bat. It’s really the colors that make this one pop–that pea-green background color and the fact that everything is lit by Batman’s lantern. The cover copy is a little bit weird, though–because of the need to dodge the DETECTIVE COMICS … Continue reading Great Covers – DETECTIVE COMICS #402
I got my very first comic book at the age of six, at a 7-11 where my father would go to buy cigarettes. On this visit, for some reason the comic book rack had been moved to near the door, and while we waited in the checkout line, my attention was drawn to it. I … Continue reading BHOC: SUPERMAN #268
I’ve been reading comics now for some 43 years. Some I’ve liked, some I’ve hated, and some I’ve helped to make.Recently, in looking around for a new approach to these Tumblr pages that would be interesting to me, I started thinking about how I first got into comics and started reading them–the earliest comics that … Continue reading New Mission Statement!
We’re about to go into what is perhaps the busiest super hero movie summer of all time, certainly to a degree that I could never have imagined or hoped for when I was a kid. And that, naturally enough, had me thinking this past week about what I considered to be the best super hero … Continue reading Comic Book Movies
A funky TEEN TITANS cover by Nick Cardy that evidences the influence of psychedelic posters and prints of the era on comic book cover imagery. The Teen Titans logo is re-lettered for this issue so as to better fit in with the tone of this piece.
A very simple Mike Zeck cover for MASTER OF KUNG FU, relying on the character’s intensity of expression to ensnare prospective readers.
A pretty brilliant Jack Kirby cover to FANTASTIC FOUR. Rather than simply showing Galactus on this first appearance cover, Kirby instead chooses to focus on the reactions of the public, the FF, and most ominously, the Watch. Galactus himself isn’t seen until the final page of this issue.
A fun Neal Adams BATMAN cover for the book’s 200th issue, highlighting previous milestones from its history (and even using the logo from one of them as the title logo to this issue.)