Covered 365: Day 118

Four Color Comics #118, Dell Comics, September 1942 – Artist: unknown.

I’m cheating here and paying respects to the great Tomahawk covers we’ve seen the last couple of days. Though Tomahawk #118 is a great cover but it’s another angle highlighting our heroes backside so I won’t go there. Four Color #118 keeps me in the Western mood, gives a nod to my pal Dave and honors a fantastic cover, love the way Tonto’s horse is turned to us.

I’m thinking Day 118 is a good day to give out some awards. Action Comics #118 gets the – we’ve ran out of ideas award, Daredevil #118 Art Appreciation Variant gets the – Meli dig at my Secret Hearts #116 award and I Love You #118 gets the – Walt owns the original art to this cover award.

I also liked Avengers #118, busy but awesome and Journey into Mystery #118 does justice to the classic Marvel tradition of the great battle 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.

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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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5 Comments

  1. It would be unpatriotic to say anything disparaging about this one, but it is a bit simple. With no story evident I think I will have to disagree with “great”. Hippie Olsen with a Santa Claus beard? Now that’s great.

    #119 is very thin, without even much to make fun of. This Blue Bolt is once again over the top of the top, so I think it has to be the pick. That one was before my time, but I can just imagine what my mother would have done if I had brought it in the house. It would have lasted five seconds.

    Captain Marvel Jr. is both runner up and JOWA. A truly disturbing cover.

  2. First off Walt…this is not an outstanding cover…even Jimmy with a beard would be better. Second…while not fulfilling Chris’s qualifications of story, there is something wholesome and nostalgic about those late DC covers like Action 118 and most of the Worlds Finest from this period. BUT….we all have different likes and if it has to be THIS cover for you…. so be it.

  3. Scout the horse breaks the fourth wall…..does it for me Walt. White Feller never would’ve done this….he was old school …no horsing around.

  4. I think the intention was that Scout is the beta to Silver’s alpha, and Scout is guiding off of him. If it really was an intentional fourth wall thing I’d give it some bonus points (but not enough to call it “great”).

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