Covered 365: Day 105

Romantic Story #105, Charlton Comics, June 1968 – Artist: Jose Luis Garcia Lopez.

Ohh so that’s how you get a girl to marry you!

Yikes. This cover has obviously been cloaked the anonymity provided by Charlton Romance comics.

House of Secrets #105 was in the running as was Blue Bolt #105. I thought X-Force #103 had a great cover.

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.

Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija

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

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5 years ago

As for other contenders for Day 105, I think these covers also merited some consideration:

• Superman #105 – love DC’s Golden Age Christmas covers.

• More Fun #105 – an early “little boy” version of Superboy, that as him playing marbles is a favorite, but one I can’t seem to find.

• Incredible Hulk #105 – this powerful version of the HULK cast him as more of monster.

• JLA #105 – a fantastic Wonder Woman cover.

Chris Meli
5 years ago

Wow and I thought Jimmy Olsen was out there.

I think there is a problem with language. The subtitle of this topic is “a great cover”. This is an _extraordinary_ cover, but not a “great” cover. It certainly tells a story – I think the story is, “even without super powers, you can give your girl the ‘Superman’ treatment.”

My problem is that I have neither the time nor the inclination to really delve into the covers when I make my choice. If in less than a second something doesn’t jump out at me from a three hundred square pixel thumbnail, I am moving on. I didn’t even notice Romantic Story. This exercise has attuned me to the value of slowly examining, in particular, Archie titles and romance titles for these sorts of over-the-top covers. If you get one that suddenly piques the popular imagination, scarcity is built in. Archie #50 is the example: $138 in 2005, $6,573 in 2018. Yes that’s a long time to wait so you can’t sink much money into this project, but for these kinds of books you don’t have to look for 9.8s, and in the meantime you have these wild covers to show off.

Not seeing much for #106 but I am going with the popular Lois Lane. No fighting depicted but I think being put through the “body mold” qualifies as action. The Doc definitely still has a trick or two to learn from the guy who tried to have Lois falsely convicted of murder, then believed he had successfully killed her, then had to take consolation in seeing her new husband executed, and still has her begging him to “close the body mold and switch on the power”.

I really like Justice League because (sob) this is the last of the picture frames, the composition is really nice and the colors really work, and the black background makes the book both striking and hard in high grade. Blue Bolt is very cool but just a generic spaceman take on the colonization of our great countries.

This exercise is like ear training – I can now see swipes everywhere. Does Teen Titans #33 count as a swipe of Mystery in Space #106?

Gerald Eddy
Gerald Eddy
5 years ago

What I have found most interesting about this whole cover series is not only the glimpse if great covers both unfamiliar and familiar, but the great insightful discussion that follows. It also has me paging thru my Gerbers and eBay for the possible upcoming covers that may or may not be picked. All great fun!