Covered 365: Day 244

Four Color #244, Eastern Color, September 1942, Artist: Walt Kelly.

Look at the mastery of Walt Kelly on the cover of Four Color #244, you need 5 minutes to take this cover in properly, simply wonderful art.

Of the 3 issue run of cover Adams did for Batman (#243-245) my fave is #244, I have a raw high grade one somewhere and those glossy browns just pop.

I think my guy David Yardin’s run of covers on X-Factor need to be celebrated way more than they have been.

Remember Marshall Rogers? That is one funky cover he did for Marvel Tales #244.

I’d like to attempt to offer up a cure for a certain commentor’s giant hand fetish, I don’t want to step on his toes so I’ll I’ll gently wade in feet first ask him to consider giant feet. A hand can be bland but feet are neat.

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. I took Walt’s advice and spent 5 minutes considering the Brownies cover – and quickly realized I could 40 days and 40 nights in a room wallpapered with the Brownies cover and still recognize that the scene created on the cover of Batman #244 would be the clear choice for cover of the day.

  2. I approve all the choices Walt… well except maybe for the Hulk! Eewww who knows where that guys been walking!

  3. I love Walt Kelly and this Brownies cover. And I feel there has been a little too much of the great Neal Adams lately (and we all know who is winning day 251). But Batman 244 is one of the all time great covers and should have been picked. Seems like you’re looking for controversy today!

  4. Neil Adams is a masterful artist with only a few others in his caliber. But Walt Kelly was a genius on so many levels… artistic merit, humorist, linguistically phenomenal, and able to make his funny pictures apply to several levels so no one was alienated from his comic. Kids loved the slap stick, adults got the innuendo! Not many comic artists can say they have got what he had for so long… and is still revered to this day!

  5. Oh and if your out there Rob Leifeld…. your several… make that thousands of light years behind!

  6. I already put my foot down on today’s choice in my comments yesterday.

    I almost mentioned that Rogers cover, but I got cold feet.

    For #245 I will put my best foot forward with a set of covers that has one foot in the grave and pick Adams’s World’s Finest. Otherwise the only covers with a foot in the door are Batman and Unknown Soldier. That said, for a standing around cover, the Yu X-Men Legacy is really off on the right foot.

    No JOWA but Al Milgrom really put his foot in it with that Avengers cover.

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