Covered 365: Day 136

Tomahawk #136, DC Comics, September/October 1971 – Artist: Joe Kubert.

Joe is on the board, our first Kubert cover! Tomahawk #136 earns the spot because it tackles the heavy social scar of slavery in America. Very striking and arresting cover.

Second place for me is Heart Throbs #136 because it is easily the greatest Dune Buggy cover ever.. and the word play is priceless.

Hey DC check out Betty and Veronica #136 for how to do a rainbow cover right. Action Comics #136, don’t you hate those poolside showoffs, gah. Superboy #136 is cool, Millie the Model is where the action is and I like the look of Justice League of America #136.

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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5 years ago

The background sketch is powerful and carries the weight of the cover, and the bad guy is from central casting. But I just wish the hero looked heroic. Chris mentioned the Elvis impersonator wanna be pants in yesterday’s comments, but in combination with the skin tight 3/4 length shirt, striped hair and slight build, he looks less like a hero and more like the guy who lost the girl on one the romance comic covers.

Two thumbs up to the Beach Buggy cover of Heart Throbs #136. Great cover and a rare instance where the word balloons enhance the effect of the cover.

Chris Meli
5 years ago

Betty and Veronica – confirms my thesis re the influence of the NBC peacock. Another thumbnail fail – I never would have seen this if you hadn’t pointed it out.

I could have written your exact words re Superboy, Millie and JLA. None of these would make my “great” list but I liked all of them. The depressing dying Krypto was too much for me though. Bat-Hound and Krypto would have been truly the World’s Finest team.

#137 a desert. I am going with Thor as the best of the lot, but I’m tempted to take a pass on “great”. X-Men is the only other contender and I think it was ruined by “THIS MARVEL COMIC COULD BE WORTH $2500 TO YOU!” (Actually $3000 in 9.9.)

Blackhawk – a wildly creative direction – a giant foot!

Secret Hearts – they’re just jealous