Covered 365: Day 248

Batman #248, DC Comics, April 1973, Artist: Mike Kaluta.

Mike Kaluta is my Novak, making a living in the era of Neal Adams and Bernie Wrightson means you have to elevate your game and Kaluta sure did, his Bronze Age work is of the highest quality. For proof check out his cover to Batman #248.

That is a really good action scene drawn by Luke Ross for the cover of Spectacular Spider-Man #248, really good.

Here comes that warm and fuzzy feeling again, this time thanks Bill Wright’s cover to Four Color #248. Ahh the Golden Age…

I also really like the visual on Todd Kurosawa’s Uncle Scrooge #248, a tough one to pull off but I think he did 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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Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.
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8 Comments

  1. Good grouping of covers Walt and that Batman is exceptional! My only gripe is the Spider-Man…all the hyperbole detracts from the action on the cover!

  2. I thought about that Spectacular Spider-Man but it is a bit too visually confusing for me. Those Disney books are of course way too simple for my tastes so I won’t beat that dead horse.

    Even slimmer pickings for #249 but at least we have two Byrne covers, and thus my pick is FF. I dig Captain America but it also suffers from a bit of visual confusion. Giant hand on Flash. Ho-hum.

  3. Good choice(s) on the Batman #248 and Spectacular Spider-Man #248 covers – like them both even though are so different in style.

    I also thought Captain America #248 was a an outstanding cover – maybe my choice over either Batman or Spider-Man.

    Thor #248 continued the tradition of strong covers in this title.

    And although it would probably never qualify as great – I have a strong fondness for Detective #248 as Batman and Robin use all their training and skill to take down a gondolier in Venice.

  4. I was looking back on some of the early posts for this series Walt, and I definitely like how its evolved into a multiple cover offering. I went back and looked at cover 10 for example ( where Scott did a pinch hit for you) and felt that while I liked the Schomberg for that day I felt there were other contenders like Worlds of Fear 10. The current format gives us a bit more to discuss as there ARE multiple covers depending on our bias. I will be sorry to see this year end!

  5. The yellow MU arrow really distracts on the Spiderman. Kaluta, Wrightson and Neal Adams must have all played in the same playground or had lunch at the same place, hard to tell them apart some days. Not a bad thing, sometimes seems like they might have worked on each others pieces. The Mickey’s have a growing appeal, something different and happy.

  6. I’ll have to come up with some sort of follow up Gerald, this is too fun.

    With the cover selections getting harder as our options decrease I’m finding myself analyzing the covers in many different ways, I’m seeing a lot more in covers that I did in say Day 10.

    To quote Oscar Wilde, youth is wasted on the young and to a degree Covered 365 was wasted on the low numbers. Think about going back now and starting from #1, we’d see a lot more I bet and I bet there would have been days where I needed to post 25 covers just to celebrate in the full glory of it all.

  7. Good Kaluta cover on Batman…and I’m putting in an advance selection for his cover of Batman 253 with the Shadow

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