Covered 365: Day 132

Pep Comics #132, Archie Comics, April 1959 – Artist: Not noted.

I had a good look at all the #132 candidates and for me Pep is the best of the lot, great cover and another one I’ve never owned though I want to now.

I was really close to picking Famous Funnies #132, what’s happening on this cover? Is the spirit of attractive women telling this guy to shape up? I’m confused

Girl’s Romance #132 is a great looking cover! Unexplained #132 is fantastic too. Fighting Marines #132 also caught my eye.

Jimmy Olsen #132 got me thinking of the JOWAs and how the JOWAs remind me of the iPhone. Take the iPhone, the most powerful too that can open up the secrets of the universe to all, put it in the hands of the masses and we play games all day when not watching cat videos and Fail compilations. I’m not sure why that came to me but it did.

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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4 Comments

  1. And I would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for you meddling Durajlija!

    Pay no attention to that cover shown above! It is of no interest to anyone and irrelevant to this exercise. Besides, it is basically impossible to find, so it is like it had never existed in the first place. Best for all readers to forget all of this and move on.

    I have no idea what is going on on Famous Funnies but she can join me on the scale any day.

    Yeah I should have noted Girls Romance. If the word for #131 was “lame”, for #132 it’s “curves”.

    Too much Hitler on Fighting Marines for me.

    Your JOWA comment is emblematic of what keeps me coming back to your usually addled posts. You are like the Albert Einstein of comics, absent-mindedly walking into holes and then figuring out the equivalence of matter and energy.

    Thankfully an uptick in quality for #133. I feel like such a copycat, but my objective choice has to be Hopalong Cassidy again. There are so many good things about this cover. I never bought westerns when I was a kid, but I might have sprung for one with this cover.

    Honorable mentions: ASM, Conan, Flash (which is close to a JOWA, but I have to say it is very striking), House of Mystery (I am a sucker for giant octopus covers – get it?), Little Dot (for that sort of thing), Superman (again JOWA vs. memorable image), Scooby-Doo. I have a sense that you might go for Spitfire, but my final impression is that the art is awkward.

    I wanted to pick Blackhawk because Lady Blackhawk is the cat’s pajamas, but it just doesn’t make the cut.

    Falling in Love – Come on you moron, now’s your chance!

    Girls’ Love – Spock says “Fascinating! I will return my attentions to Nurse Chapel.”

    My Romantic Adventures – This is a Code book?

    JOWA to Whiz – Hasn’t this guy suffered enough lameness?

  2. Boys, boys! I guess I must point it out, the young lady on the cover of Famous Funnnies is Invisible Scarlet O’Neill. Obviously, when not solving crimes and playing the matchmaker and being the invisible Mary Worth, she can’t resist trying to convince the overweight to shed those pounds and get healthy. Where was the editor when this cover got turned in?

    And what is the blue short sword the soldier is wearing in Fightin’ Marines? Looks like Prince Valiant can’t be far away, its the only spot of bright color on the cover. Are these Naxis or Americans? Is there even a Marine on the cover?

    I assume you meant Unexpected #132 before your spellchecker made it Unexplained. That’s a headlight cover if I ever saw one, but creepy to even consider…how old is this poor young lady? And what does that prowler REALLY have in mind? And why is that doll larger than the baby is…and why the creepy face on it? Gets my JOWA award. Who let Nick Cardy do this? Had they given up any editorial control on DC romance titles?

    Oh, and your pick pf Pep…attractive, yes, but “snake hill?” Is that supposed to be funny?

    Is this the Bizarro cover day? Its all so strange….

  3. Thanks for filling us in Bud, cover makes more sense now and would have obviously to the fans of the title back in the day.

    Wow Chris, I’m thinking Clouseau would be closer to the mark.

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