Avengers #200, Marvel Comics, October 1980. Artist: George Perez.
Here we are at another milestone, Day 200! This project has been so eye-opening, making me look at all covers way more closely than I did in the past. DC Comics has ruled the run-up to Day #200, let’s see what the next few weeks bring.
I had trouble picking a winner on artistic merit alone so I chickened out and put my favourites in order of Anniversary Issue celebrations – hey, you ever notice how Action #200 and Detective #200 have no celebrations while Superman #200 and Batman #200 do? Anyways, back to my list based on celebration levels.
George Perez celebrates hard on Avengers #200, Spawn as a title celebrated the hardest with 10 different cover options and my favourite of the bunch is the Greg Capullo one.
Covered 365 favourites Neal Adams and John Buscema make sure they don’t miss the party with great efforts on Batman #200 and Thor #200 respectively.
I thought we should include some good non-celebratory covers and I liked Raphie boy Heimdahl’s Four Color #200 and Jeff Jones’ Wonder Woman #200.
Other strong #200s were Superman #200 (1987 series) and I’ve always liked Amazing Spider-Man #200.
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.