Covered 365: Day 142

X-Men #142, Marvel Comics, February 1981 – Artist: Terry Austin.

I’ve always been blown away by this depiction of Wolverine getting blown away! And how do you not want to read it when it says “This Issue: Everyone Dies!”

Four Color #142 has a great cover and I like the cover to Detective comics #132. There’s a Groot alert on the cover of Forbidden Worlds #142.

Superboy #142, who do you think had more all time ape covers, Marvel or DC? I’d give the edge to DC, I bet their lead is exponential.

Girl’s Love #142 has a rare role reversal but my question is where are the tears?

The Avengers cover was cool as was Scooby Doo – again!

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 agreed with Chris’s comment from yesterday that today choices lacked any real standouts, but X-Men #142 was among the best of the day and the image of Wolverine being incinerated is a memorable centerpiece.

    Adventure #142 was among yesterday’s nominations and is a classic cover with a great early image of Superman/ Superboy and one that I would love to find. Also, love the Detective Comics crossword cover.

  2. For me its not just Wolverine, but the Sentinels. For some reason they have always been a favorite villain for me. I also agree with Derrick, that is a really an awesome Superboy cover, possibly the best one from the Golden Age and I to would love to get my hands on a decent midgrade copy!

  3. Looking ahead to tomorrow, and in further support of Walt’s Day 139 choice of Scooby Doo, the Hillary Clinton cover of Scooby#143 deserves special consideration for commentary. At least now we know it wasn’t Russians meddling with 2016 US elections that caused Hillary to lose, “…it was those meddling kids and their dog!”

  4. Looking ahead to tomorrow, and in support of Walt’s Day 139 selection of Scooby Doo, I think the Hillary Clinton cover of Scooby Doo #143 deserves some special mention. At least now we now it wasn’t Russian meddling that stole the 2016 US election from Hillary, it was”…those meddling kids and their dog”.

  5. X-Men #142 is pretty good but I didn’t pick it, and I sort of wondered why, and then I saw it was an Austin cover and I understood. This is Austin trying to draw like Byrne and failing. Certainly not a bad cover but not great and not up to Byrne standards. Unfortunately Byrne finished out his cover run with #143 which in my opinion was one of his all-time weakest covers. My Adventure pick is better case closed.

    #143 full of clunkers and I am really doubting whether we can take this to #365. I sense some Four Color photo covers in our future. In context Derrick’s Scooby-Doo is the pick, but this is not an “in context” exercise, so I am picking my beloved Action. I just love this cover and that it is super-scarce just adds to this and I have one of the highest graded copies so there.

    If I have to pick a runner-up it is Superman but only because its bizarre lameness makes it funny. Everything else just makes me yawn. The poster child for #143’s lameness is Blackhawk, which is a competently executed and completely dead cover. It seems like a diorama in a museum, runners who are actually frozen. I always see Strange Adventures #143 up for auction but it is just weird and goofy. Heart Throbs – is that Adam Warlock? I do dig the Young Romance brunette, another to add to my list of DC romance cover hotties.

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