Covered 365: Day 129

Amazing Spider-Man #129, Marvel Comics, February 1974 – Artist: Gil Kane.

If I can pick Aron Man #128 then I have to pick Amazing Spider-Man #129. This cover is beyond iconic, it is one of the most recognized covers in the hobby, top 10 maybe in all of comicdom and it has to be my pick. There can be no complaint on this one about artistry, Gil Kane gives us a classic.

Is there no end to Adams’ brilliance on the Tomahawk run, his 13 covers on Tomahawk should be celebrated waaaay more than the currently are.

Avengers #129 is a fantastic cover, the best Kang cover hands down, I also really liked Lois Lane #129 and the old Marvel Tales #129.

JOWA does indeed go to Young Romance #129, what’s she doing still kissing him, I’da thrown the bum out long ago.

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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4 Comments

  1. No question a great cover – it’s by Kane isn’t it? I guess I am operating on a skill-adjusted scale here, so I have seen a lot of other Kane covers that I like more. Similarly as Adams Tomahawks go, #129 is in my opinion not at the top, but of course compared to the average comic cover it is great. (I was kind of put off by it being a retread of #113, which I received as part of my unfortunate purchase experience with #116.) I was this close to mentioning Marvel Tales #129.

    #130 offering very little. Maybe X-Men going to show up here to shore up that limping Undervalued pick? I will go with the best of the giant hands, which of course doesn’t even come from DC, but rather from Atlas in Marvel Tales. In pristine condition the colors make this a stunning cover. X-Factor is one of the cooler covers for this issue number, but after going through this exercise I of course know that this is Lone Ranger #93. Secret Hearts is pretty good, but I won’t argue for great. Our Fighting Forces also uses the Tomahawk #113/#116 shtick. It’s a pretty cool cover although a bit too dark to really grab me.

    Speaking of The Losers…

    Batman – another DC giant hand that measures up poorly in comparison to Marvel Tales, although as a colorful nostalgic relic this cover has its place

    Girls’ Romances – another quality DC brunette

    Heart Throbs – o-o-o-kay….

    Strange Adventures – “How about another giant hand?” “Look out the window you fool! There’s a mob with pitchforks, torches, and signs that declare ‘NO MORE GIANT HANDS!'” “Okay – have to think! Wait! Giant frogs!!!” “YOU’RE A GENIUS!!” The rest is history.

    I see a tie for the JOWA:

    Superboy – “Laughs galore” as Supertot lets a tiger run wild in the zoo while Ma and Pa Kent’s main concern is people noticing Supertot’s powers.

    Sweethearts – Ben takes a very smart approach to studying for his medical school Anatomy final.

  2. Definitely a great cover! I was lucky to get a very nice copy about 20 years ago for a mere $30! My how its gone up!

  3. If ever a cover served its intended purpose of introducing a new character in a bold manner this cover fulfills that requirement.

    Even though I assumed it was today’s choice, my fanboy Spider sense started tingling as soon as I opened the column.

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