Covered 365: Day 162

Robin #162, DC, July 2007 – Artist: Patrick Gleason.

Robin #162 gives us a striking image that works beautifully aesthetically, I really like the way this cover turned out.

Mighty Mouse gives us another cool cover this time with robots! Rainbow alert on the cover of Action Comics #162 (see pic below).

Young Romance #162 shows us that nothing turns a girl on like a greasy biker bum.

Thor #162 is OK but the floating head Galactus is not used properly in the composition.

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. Robin #162 is a good choice, given that the day presented no real standouts. My favorites were Wolverine #162, for the angle and scene, and the previously nominated X-Men (2007) #162 because it works as a great team photo. The layout of the Thor #162 cover just doesn’t quite “feel” right, and I can’t find any strong affection for Conan #162 as it simply does not measure up to other great Conan covers.

    But I think day 162 is more noticeable for the really bad collection of DC covers. As Chris mentioned yesterday, Batman #162 earns a JOWA for just being an awful cover (the image, the art, the idea, all of it bad!). But World’s Finest #162 looks more like a lame attempt at a Scooby-Doo cover, Wonder Woman #162 stole the Freeze Miser villain from the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Christmas cartoon, and the DC still had no idea how to create an image of Superman’s daughter on Superman #162. Even on a cover I liked – Brave & Bold #162 – it felt as if the coloring was all wrong with such a strong red background.

  2. Thumbs down. While a good piece of art, I put this in the same category as many Spawn covers, current Artgerm covers, etc. These are posters posing as covers and don’t satisfy my criteria for a “great _comic_ cover”.

    You dis Galactus at your own risk – I am on record as having nothing but respect for this uber-Celestial regardless of his fairly consistent loser status when it comes to facing down humans. Also it is not a floating head – at most a crotch explosion.

    As we slog towards our destiny of having a handful of hero covers and a score of Archie covers to choose from, I am going with Daredevil #163. This cover has absolutely everything except explicit action – but the implicit action in its overwound spring is even more exciting.

    I would hazard to say that I didn’t find anything else “great”. Batman is fun, I love the Detective cover but I wouldn’t say it’s “great”, and I also really like World’s Finest, but that’s a retread of the better and scandalously undervalued Jimmy Olsen #87.

    I didn’t find any JOWA but I did find a non-DC giant hand on Adventures into the Unknown.

  3. I agree with Chris, nice poster shot but it could have been on any of the covers of the series and says nothing about the content of the book. Although I immediately recognized it as Robin, did they need to include the bats in order to knock us over the head it WAS Robin (despite the title)
    I actually like the Thor cover although I do see what you mean about his floating status…but as an argument Big G was in space…should he have been pirouetting on an asteroid instead?

  4. It’s funny Derrick but DC seems to have the extremes, there have been a lot of DC picks for the last 20 or so covers but then again there are tons of stinkers too, feast or famine.

    Crotch explosion is the better description granted for Thor #162, and I don’t like covers where our heroes have their backs turned to us – though I’ve probably picked a few !!

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