Covered 365: Day 165

Wonder Woman #165 (1987 Series), DC Comics, February 2001. Artist: Adam Hughes.

I thought Day 165 was a weak one, luckily we had Adam Hughes step up with what I think is one of his finest covers. Note how the composition is layered giving it some thick depth, captivating, and a great cover.

Strange Adventures #165 has a striking bright orange cover that would look great in high grade, and it’s got Insect-Men! See pic below.

I thought Steranko did a great job on Strange Tales #165, such strong characters, the picture is below.

I loved the cover to Unexpected #165 and I thought Fighting Marines #165 had a strong cover as well.

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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6 Comments

  1. You think this is one of Hughes’s finest covers??? For once I am without words.

    Thumbs down on most of the rest. You are probably right about Strange Adventures from a preservation standpoint, but that’s about it. Strange Tales – Fury’s pose so unnatural as to make him look like an old G.I.Joe you found in the basement. Fighting Marines? Come on.

    The only one I will agree is good is Unexpected, but the same critique as for #164 applies. At least this one has a skeleton.

    #166 really a desert. If I have to pick something I will pick Thor. We can give a JOWA to Wonder Woman if somebody wants, but that’s a retread.

    Maybe we all agree that as of #170 this feature becomes “best Archie cover of the lot”.

  2. The Hughes cover is just OK to me… the colors are a bit drab. I differ with Chris and really like the Strange Tales and find the cover pops with excitement! The Strange Adventures is humorous at best.

  3. Man, you guys are tough! I still think this is one of Adam’s better covers, there is a lot going on and there are subtleties I like. It is not his sexiest cover but still a great one. I see what you mean about the Fury pose Chris, overall Strange Tales #165 still packs a punch.

    Hey and no defeatist negative projections looking forward, that is an easy out for lethargy and complacency. There are tons of great covers still to come, I dare say some of the best covers to date!

  4. I have to agree with Chris. Love that G.I.Joe reference, makes me laugh when I look at it now. As to Adam Hughes work, put your finger over Wonder Woman’s eyes, and it will look like it’s a better cover. Something about those lazy, “disengaged with the moment” eyes just kills it for me. If you want bugs that look like people, X-Men 165 would have been a better choice. Poor Storm!

  5. I realize am coming in late to Walt’s defense, but I like the Hughes cover of Wonder Woman #165. I think the layered cover works, and in comparison to the covers on the prior volumes of Wonder Woman, Hughes certainly brought life back to a first string DC character.

    Despite my fondness for Wonder Woman 165, I certainly expected Thor #165 to carry the day, as it falls within a run of fantastic Kirby covers on Thor. In fact, one of tomorrow’s nominees – Thor #166 – is one my favorite Kirby covers in any title.

  6. As one last parting shot…. Hughes is definitely accomplished at his artistic skill…its simply I prefer to get my cheesecake from the bakery!

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