Covered 365: Day 202

Superman #202, DC Comics, April 2004. Artist: Michael Turner.

I found Day 202 to be a bit wanting so I resolved not to pick any of the what I found mediocre standbys. I thought I’d go and highlight a little stretch of 2004 that produced 3 covers, with a certain related focus, worth showcasing.

Michael Turner developed a loyal following before his untimely death in 2008. Superman #202 (1987 series) showcases his style quite well.

In May 2004 J. G. Jones gives us what we want in a beautiful painted cover to Wonder Woman #202 (1987 series).

I thought I’d treat us to Betty and Veronica #202 just to draw attention to the heated attention certain versions of the US flag is getting down in the good ole US of A. I for one like this version.

And yes, Blackhawk #202 does deserve the JOWA for its age shaming (is that a thing?) cover.

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

  1. Well… the Superman leaves me cold! It has some if the manga look that creeped into mainstream comics in the 1990’s that I was never fond of… everyone was doing it and none of it I liked!

    Now that Wonder Woman is fantastic!! Its got elements of Mad parody, real life, and tabloid look that make it truly a great cover!

    The Archie would have been better with a different artist… concept is great but I have seen better Betty and Veronica renditions from my decidedly male perspective!

  2. I agree with Gerald on Superman. I enjoyed a lot of Turner’s work but this doesn’t grab me.

    The Wonder Woman doesn’t live up to the Hughes run but it’s good.

    I almost picked the Betty and Veronica. A a red blooded non-un-American this is definitely my kind of flag as well.

    Nothing truly great for #203 but I will pick Conan. Batman, Flash, House of Mystery the runners-up. Wonder Woman continues the stretch of covers that I don’t want to admit are intriguing.

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