Covered 365: Day 144

Girl’s Romances #144, DC Comics, October 1971, Artist – Nick Cardy Incredible Hulk #144, Marvel Comics, October 1971, Artist – Herb Trimpe

I’m excited to announce Covered 365’s 1st tie! I just could not pick a winner here so I did what I had to do. There must have been something in the air in October 1971 because both these amazing covers came out that month.

Girl’s Romances is just off the charts, makes Girls’ Romances #143 so yesterday! The Hulk is fantastic too, the Hulk issues before suffered from too much on the cover and not enough Hulk, usually a small Hulk somewhere on the cover. Hulk #144 has a great battle scene and an amazing color scheme.

I really liked Millie the Model #144 and Avengers #144 stood out too.

I’m not sure what to make of Captain Marvel’s Adventures except to say maybe it was a good thing the title soon ended.

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 like the Girls’ Romances best but did they really dress like that back then? The guy looks like Uncle Sam. All he needs is a goatee and a tall hat.

  2. Lazy? I was losing sleep on this one, and it took me 35 minutes to play around and figure out how to merge the 2 covers into 1 pic ! Crazy? Yes! But far from lazy… ok maybe a little lazy.

    Klaus, goatees were big with the hippies, or am I thinking beatniks?

  3. I dared not say it out loud, but when I was browsing and saw the Girls’ Romance cover I thought it was a deserving winner. I like the Uncle Sam comparison better, because when I saw the guy I thought “What is Evel Knievel doing in a disco?”

    As much I liked the Girls’ Romance cover, I also appreciate Walt going for tie, because the HULK cover is fantastic. Great color and action incorporated into 2 stunning figures of the HULK and Doom.

  4. Love the Hulk cover… but I have to say… these ‘romance’ covers are anything BUT! Most seem to be about getting dumped!
    I also began thinking about all the covers in the past few weeks we missed because their numbering caused them to fall in the cracks so to speak. An example would be Hillman comics. Airboy had a number of stunning covers but because they were listed by volume and edition they were never able to make the list

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