Covered 365: Day 159

Ultimate Spider-Man #159 Variant Cover, Marvel Comics, August 2011 – Artist: Frank Cho.

It was a close race between this great Frank Cho Spidey cover and that wonderfully classic Carl Buettner Four Color #159 cover (pic included below), I went with the Cho cover for it’s great use of shades.

I did like that Superboy #159 though, I immediately stsarted belting out a really bad rendistion of the Weather Girl’s ‘It’s Raining Men” song.

X-Men #159 was really good as was Kid Colt Outlaw #159, I liked the Elvira #159 with the keyhole.

Girl’s Romances for the JOWA was forwarded by Chris in yesterday’s comments and I like it. I do think Jeff would have stayed with Candy if she had 2 tickets to the Living Dream concert that night!

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. All terrific cover Walt. How could you not buy Superboy 157 just to see what the heck was going on. Ultimate Spiderman is superb, only ruined by the fact that its a variant, and it should be the one and only cover of that particular issue. Again, a shiny poster is the only thing of concern as opposed to one cover and one story. And not only is FC #159 beautiful, it had kids running to their parents or dictionary to ponder the meaning of Grotto. Better days indeed 🙂

  2. I am going for the Four Color with Donald and the boys. I feel the Spiderman looks more like some back tattoo you we see if you went down to the Jersey Shore. I know… call me old fashioned….

  3. The artwork is fine but it doesn’t meet my great _comic_ cover criteria – too static and stately. I maintain Four Color.

    Spent very little time on #160 but it is Superboy again. I dig Superman (1987) but it doesn’t really do well with respect to my criteria either. Thor is good but it is still just a standing around cover. (You could argue that Superboy is a sitting around cover, but as that’s the point of the story, it doesn’t rate the same criticism.)

    Again Batman could get the JOWA for the fifth-grade cover art, but instead it goes to Action for Superman forgetting his rubbers.

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