Covered 365: Day 166

Strange Tales #166, Marvel Comics, March 1968Artist: Dan Adkins.

I had it down to one of the 3 pictures I’ve included. I decided Strange Tales #166 was the strongest of the three, have a look and see if you agree.

Thor #166 is classic Kirby while Flash #166 has 2 great villains on the cover it gets demoted for the Flash in crutches ploy.

Let’s stay positive folks, today may have been off but there are better days ahead.

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 is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.
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5 Comments

  1. Its nice to see Dan Adkins recognized. I always loved his Doctor Strange work and caught him in Tower and Warren books as well. He never seemed to attain the status of Buscema or Colan but always had a solid output!

  2. Voltorg looks like Zeroid’s 1969 Ideal Robot Alien Zintar and that isnt a bad thing, those were great toys, The original sales pitch read, “Moving across the landscape, overrunning all obstacles as inexorably as the Future itself, these amazing, efficient and powerful automatons have but one purpose – to serve their masters at work and play!”
    Maybe you could do a different Toy Robot for every day of the year Walt … 😀

  3. My Adkins pick from Strange Tales was far superior I think. Voltorg looks like Spinal Tap’s attempt at a robot drummer to avoid another unfortunate human demise. Unfortunately Dr. Strange took care of that idea.

    Yeah that Flash cover is a winner. It looks like a Not Brand Ecch! cover to me.

    For #167 we are saved by Strange Tales, and otherwise it’s pretty hard to stay positive, although I like Detective, and Superboy is also really a well done Adams cover although it’s hard to see past the subject matter.

    Young Romance has the potential of really working out well, I can stay positive about that one.

    Our favorite Blackhawk has a run at the JOWA, but I have to go with the truly weird House of Mystery.

  4. Thor #166 was such a lock as today’s selection, I didn’t take the time to browse through the other alternative covers for day 166.

    Although my loyalty remains to Thor 166 as the runaway winner, I can accept Strange Tales 166 as runner-up. My first reaction was not so positive since my son and I had spent the day visiting comic and toy shops as he searched for Transformers toys, I was underwhelmed when I opened today’s column and saw yet another robot. But I came back to it later and actually decided I enjoyed the Strange Tales cover.

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