Covered 365: Day 149

Love Stories #149, DC Comics, March/April 1973 – Artist: Not known, though they give Vince Colletta inking credit.

You have to look at the cover to Love Stories #149 for a little while before the full scene really starts to sink in. This is such a great cover and the runaway winner for Day #149.

I really liked Cockrum’s work on X-Men #149 and I think it was hard to pull off what Stan Sakai pulled off on Usagi Yojimbo #149.

The return of the big hand on Wonder Woman #149 and if you like Spider-Man you get double the dose on the cover to Amazing Spider-Man #149.

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.

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Walter Durajlija
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6 Comments

  1. I think the artist was Bob Oxner. He was doing a lot of DC covers around that time. As for the comic choice, I woild have gone with the original Superman 149, the standout ‘Death of Superman’ imaginary story cover.

  2. I know we’re still a ways off, but given your interest in romance comics, I would suggest you put Young Romance #197 on your list of potentials. If Love Stories 149 takes a minute to sink in, Young Romance 197 just hits you over the head with what is going on. And its from the DC 100 Page Super Spectacular series. What’s not to love. The only thing better is the cover story itself and the way it resolves.

  3. Given the lack of depth among today’s choices, your choice seems as strong as any. In addition to the referenced Superman #149, I enjoyed the classic GA imagery of Batman, Robin and the Joker in Detective Comics #149, and a bear wrestling Captain Marvel cover on Captain Marvel Adventures #149. Although neither would qualify as great, both were fun covers.

    Although I am a dedicated and loyal Spider-Man fan, ASM #149 unfortunately falls squarely within the dreaded “clone” storyline, and suffers from the immediately disqualifying appearance of the “clone” Spider-Man.

  4. First of all…l’m blushing! Guess the comics code never had an ‘orgy’ category! The Superman cover is ok…but not stellar. Also I have always had a soft spot in my Spidey heart for the original clone saga, it was the follow up in the 90’s that tainted the whole thing!

  5. I agree with Gerald’s Spidey clone saga comment – the original Spider-Man clone storyline was irredeemably tainted by the later deviations in the “clone saga” that created the Scarlet Spider (ugh).

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