Great Covers: Marvel Around The World 3

It's more of the same from the prior two postings in this category--international covers for reprinted Marvel stories across the globe. So let's see what we have to look at this time. This cover from Mexico was the subject of a lot of internet speculation a year or so ago--but the story just isn't 100% … Continue reading Great Covers: Marvel Around The World 3

Great Covers – UNCANNY TALES #45

It's the coloring by Stan Goldberg that really makes this UNCANNY TALES cover stand out. By doing everything in duotone, the eye is focused directly on the guy handing from the tiny ledge over this vast pit. And the circular top of the pit serves to precisely pull attention to the shadowy figures who presumably … Continue reading Great Covers – UNCANNY TALES #45

Great Covers – MASTER OF KUNG FU #68

As we've seen in the past, it's often the color treatment that can elevate a pedestrian cover into an awesome one. This Mike Zeck MASTER OF KUNG FU cover is all right, nothing special, and maybe even a little bit stiff and posed-looking. But that color approach makes it pop like wild. This scan doesn't … Continue reading Great Covers – MASTER OF KUNG FU #68

Great Covers: TOMAHAWK #136

This is a great, visceral cover, and one that retains its relevance even today. By 1971, TOMAHAWK as a series was looking long in the tooth--it wasn't a western per se but rather set during the Revolutionary War, when Tom Hawk aka Tomahawk helped take on the Redcoats for a nation's independence. In an attempt … Continue reading Great Covers: TOMAHAWK #136

Great Covers: WORLD’S FINEST #131

This cover showed up in one of my feeds yesterday--I've never seen it before. And yet, it is so bizarre and so eye-catching and attention-getting that I felt that I had to feature it here. I'm maybe not wild about the pink background, but those images of Superman and Batman turned into balloons are hysterical, … Continue reading Great Covers: WORLD’S FINEST #131

Great Covers – TEEN TITANS #26

I'm going to keep posting these as I come across covers in my travels that strike me as qualifying for the distinction. This Nick Cardy TEEN TITANS cover is simultaneously of its time and excellent, a prime example of why Cardy became DC's main super hero cover artist in the early 1970s. That hot purple … Continue reading Great Covers – TEEN TITANS #26

Great Covers: MASTER COMICS #29

I haven't posted one of these in a long time, but this cover is just too good not to share. It's the work of Mac Raboy, the regular artist on Captain Marvel Jr. and the subject of a recent biographical book put out by TwoMorrows. And it's a scream. The expression on Hitler's face in … Continue reading Great Covers: MASTER COMICS #29

Great Covers: Marvel Around The World 2

It's been a while since I did one of these, and since I still find the subject interesting, let's take another look at assorted Marvel titles from the past as they were imported into assorted countries around the globe. This Spanish version of FANTASTIC FOUR #1 dates to 1968 and sports a home-grown cover painting … Continue reading Great Covers: Marvel Around The World 2

Great Covers: Marvel Around the World

One of the many things that fascinates me about the history of comics is the manner in which these stories and characters were exported around the world--the mad, slapdash, haphazard manner in which the Marvel super heroes made their way across the globe. It was typical that color guides might not be provided, resulting in … Continue reading Great Covers: Marvel Around the World