Covered 365: Day 291

Batman #291, DC Comics, September 1977. Artist: Jim Aparo.

Day #291 was a bit underwhelming though I do think the winner is a keeper.

One of the most sought after Batman covers in this era is Jim Aparo’s cover to Batman #291, there is no such thing as too many villains on a cover.

When I think tumbler I think a nice Irish Whiskey, not so Mr. John Byrne. He thinks some lame-ass villain who stomps on Cap’s shield, but I do like the cover (though I may have picked it just to slide in my whiskey joke).

This one is for my pal Mr. Owen, he’s a prof and I’m just passing along some Stan Goldberg advice from the cover Pep #291 for those days where the boys just aren’t paying attention.

I’m trying hard to convince you all that Keith Giffen had a great run of covers on the Legion title, here’s his cover to Legion of Superheroes #291 as more proof.

A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era.

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Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.
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7 Comments

  1. Hmmm… the Batman is good but not great…Pep is fun but wouldn’t fly by todays standards… Legion looks like a swath of 70’s wallpaper and that Cap assailant looks like a Batroc wanna be…. but you can’t say lame ass in this column Walt… be politically correct and gender neutral and say he is a villainously challenged individual… we will all KNOW you mean lame ass!

  2. Really like the Batman #291 choice today, but I think it is completely overshadowed by what is happening to poor Batman on the cover of Detective #291.

    Also thought Thor #291 was a really good cover, and liked the cover scene Kubert created on Our Army at War #291.

  3. I gotta get with the times Gerald ! I really wanted to go Pep but in a weak moment I figured villains trump girls’ behinds !? I liked Our Army #291 as well.

  4. I looked at that Batman but it is a standing around cover and while I liked Aparo’s Spectre, I’m not too hot on his Bat-villains. So no. And you definitely have not convinced me on the Giffen. That Pep just continues to astound me in the same way as Schomburg Japanese War covers – can you imagine the firestorm if this were sold to kids on the newsstand today? (Kids: “What’s a newsstand?”)

    I didn’t think today’s selection was bad, but tomorrow’s is worse. I will go with FF because it’s so well drawn, but if that doesn’t convince people then I’ll go with the close runner-up Thor. I also like Incredible Hulk but there’s something off about it, so a distant third. Otherwise nothing worth mentioning.

    JOWA to ASM for the weird robot and the non-sequitur about Pittsburgh.

  5. you guys must ignore most of todays pop culture to think that PEP #291 is any kind of “me too moment”
    This is tame by today’s progressive Liberal double standards

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