Unexpected #151, DC Comics, October 1973 – Artist: Nick Cardy.
I feel like this is a good time to look back and reflect on our little project so far.
I’ve been surprised by the strength of the DC Romance Comic covers of the late 60s into the mid 70s, it seems like 2 to 3 a day are worthy to at least take note of. I look daily into the 1980s for great covers but they’ve been few and far between.
I’m trying hard, as is evident with yesterday’s pick, to not fall into a pattern of same old same old. I think I need to be more open minded to all the genres/eras. There are tons of great covers coming our ways and I have to be willing to explore the breadth of creativity these great artists have given us.
After having said all that I picked a relatively safe cover in Unexpected #151. Nick Cardy has been one of the surprise hits of this whole project, going in I would not have suspected we’d have Nick among the leaders of covers featured.
Detective Comics #151 is a great cover as is the cover to Strange Adventures #151. High up there for me is the cover to Amazing Spider-Man #151 with yet another classic and timeless Spider-Man pose. House of Secrets #151 is great too.
Whoa, don’t leave this post just yet. I have a homework assignment for everyone. Take a look at the cover to Love Stories #151 (below the Unexpected cover). Yes, you guessed it, I need the captions filled in please, add your quotes into the comments field. I’ll start.
Ted: Sorry Gail, I think I’m still in love with her
Gail: Me too Ted, me too…
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.