Covered 365: Day 134

House of Secrets #134, DC Comics, August 1975 – Artist: Ernie Chan.

August 1975 must have been a great month for covers, if you remember our Day #94 was August 1975’s X-Men #94. This Ernie Chan offering is outstanding giving off a creepy mood and stands out from a relatively average cover day.

I really likes Looney Tunes #134 with it’s great sight gag and even greater use of colors. Don’t you want to read Girl’s Romance #134 to so how our two timing pal gets out of this one? And how about Unexpected #134, I’m sure that’s the way many of us feel about our in-laws.

Amazing Spider-Man #134 is great as is Avengers #134 and I also liked X-Men #134.

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. As a dedicated fan and collector of Conan the Barbarian, I have always enjoyed Ernie Chan’s work, but this is my first view of this cover and it is outstanding. Great figures and density with the coloring, and such a different perspective on Chan’s art from the black & white pencils in Savage Sword of Conan. The Tarantula cover of ASM #134 has always been one of my favorites, but I am certainly in line with today’s choice.

  2. Walt, agreed on Looney Tunes – I am betting we think alike in enjoying some justice meted out to Tweety. Girls’ Romance eh. I like Unexpected but it isn’t good enough to recommend on art, and otherwise it is another sight gag. Avengers too claustrophobic for me. And X-Men is like what I said about Adams – so many great Byrne covers that I am limiting myself to mentioning the best of them.

    Derrick, you dredged my memory which I always appreciate. I realized that I too was an Ernie Chan Conan fan, but it had been so many years that I had forgotten about it. Unfortunately my view of Ernie Chan at this point is in the same category as Bob Layton – vanilla because they were out of chocolate.

    #135 was really fruitful. Nothing super great but a lot of material. I had trouble deciding between The Flash and Strange Adventures. While I think I will get grief for giving The Flash the edge, I’m arguing bold images, bright colors, and bonus points for that super hard green background. I have loved this cover from an early age, when I saw it in a reprint that included the ads.

    Lots of goof-ball stuff to enjoy. Batman, Blackhawk (really? one issue after Lady Blackhawk we get this?), Girls’ Romances (the story of my life, part II), Millie (“The Gears!”), Superman’s Again Soon To Be Dead Girl Friend Lois Lane (I want a poster of that one), Young Romance (Bonnie Taylor should have been moved to Our Fighting Forces).

    Finally, I have to give an extra-special mention to Sweethearts, which is on my very short Pep #132 list. There is so much crazy awesome in this cover – when you look up “Charlton comic book” in the dictionary you see a picture of this. Don’t ask questions, just enjoy.

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