Covered 365: Day 133

Jumbo Comics #133, Fiction House, March 1950 – Artist: Not noted.

I’m not a big fan of Jungle and Jumbo covers especially the later issues from this era but Jumbo Comics #133 is great, the fight to the death in the ring of fire action scene is intense, visually this is a great cover.

I did like Spitfire #133 but over the last few days the jungle greens of that Jumbo cover grew on me…

Adventures into the Unknown #133 has a cool cover and I really really likes the Casper #133 cover. Superman: Man of Steel #133 I liked as well.

Romantic Adventures #133 reminded me of that song by Starland Vocal Band called Afternoon Delight.

And the JOWA has to go to Forbidden Worlds #133, what the heck is happening here? Reminds me of the time I drank too much German club soda up in Kitchener (used to be called Berlin) Ontario for Octoberfest, I think they recorded these guys played that night!

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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  1. I can understand Walt’s opposition to those gorilla attack covers after being put through this in real life. Walt looked fabulous in those days. Pretty hard to understand him making the switch (especially given the outcome), but I am not going to argue with anybody’s gender identification.

  2. I see things are starting to turn nasty, but we are 134 days in and that’s a long time for people to see each other every day, this is like a season of Big Brother.

    I will keep to the moral high ground and commend both Dave and Chris for their enthusiasm, though I can’t help but smile at the little twist Chris added.

  3. Like I said about Adams Tomahawks, I tend to grade on a curve. A sub-par Adams Tomahawk is probably better than 90% of all covers, but once I’ve picked one of the best I tend to not mention the rest. So I will first disagree with you and say that I am a fan of many many Jumbos and Jungles on a stand-alone basis. The problem is that in comparison the best ones stand out (and I think the best are generally from the forties), and you also see how similar they are. Hence me not picking this one as it is yet another “fight a big cat” cover. However no question it is great relative to most comic covers.

    Really dig that Man of Steel after looking at it – another thumbnail issue. I did notice Casper but you are going to be lucky if I mention another kids’ sight gag.

    Totally disagree on Adventures into the Unknown. I will throw in a plug for my Smash #1 and say that the Adventures into the Unknown cover didn’t show much advancement over Bozo.

    Your JOWA beats mine, truly bizarre. Another thumbnail problem. Apropos as I just had a liter (litre outside The Homeland) at an ersatz NYC Bierhalle last night.

    Nothing really outstanding for #134 but I will go with House of Secrets for the composition and colors. I’m not aware of going with an Ernie Chan cover before. Close runners-up: ASM, Ghostly Tales, Superman’s Ex-Pal Jimmy Olsen.

    Adventures into the Unknown – giant hand sighting

    Feature Comics – I didn’t even know there was a Puppet Underworld. Doll Man’s booties perfect for that sort of undercover work.

    My Romantic Adventures – again: this is a Code book? Next issue is probably “share Marilyn’s experiences – at the clinic!”

    JOWA goes to Archie – I don’t know if this one is more or less disturbing than the other baby Archie cover.

  4. Chris – How did Justice League #134 not make your nominations cut with DC’s top heroes having a battle with Depero while actually fighting on a giant hand?

  5. AND coincidentally an Ernie Chan cover! Once again I plead thumbnail-itis. If I had seen the giant hand it would have been prominently featured.

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