Covered 365: Day 102

Detective Comics #102, DC Comics, August 1945 – Artist: Dick Sprang.

A striking cover with great colors, the Joker, Batman and Robin and that awe inspiring Big Logo Detective mast.

X-Men #102 had a strong cover as did Amazing Spider-Man #102.

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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3 Comments

  1. Um. No.

    #103 about the worst selection I’ve seen so far. House of Secrets is a standout classic but it fails my storytelling requirement. Nevertheless.

  2. As big fan of Golden Age Batman & Detective covers, especially those with the Joker, I can’t complain about the choice. I expected HULK #102 to take the prize today, but X-Men #102 was also a worthy selection. Also, I thought the “who is the worst monster on this page” cover of Weird War Tales #102 deserved some consideration along with the more modern Bullseye cover of Punisher #102.

    If you are looking for a great Kane cover other than ASM #101 & 102, I will cast a nomination for Amazing Spider-Man #103 as tomorrow’s choice. It meets several of the required criteria, including action packed heroics, storytelling, a classic Gil Kane low angle face shot, and the enticing bonus of the lovely Gwen Stacy. I recently acquired a high grade copy to supplement an existing lower grade version in the collection, and it is a standout cover in a run of exceptional ASM covers.

  3. Derrick, agreed on ASM mostly but given the very high quality of the recent Kane covers suggested I think this one is a little off. I found it visually confusing which gets big negative marks in my book – if I have to figure out what is going on, that is “bad”, even if after I figure it out I realize that the work is very creative/artistic. In contrast to my complaints about the Brios and the Kirbys, in this case the giant is too big for the cover, and trying to figure out its figure position distracts from the Spidey/Gwen/Ka-zar figures which are all really nicely done. Maybe in person I would be more impressed. Regardless of your revulsion at the arachnid Spidey, I see #101 as way more impressive than #103.

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