Four Color #256, Eastern Color, December 1949, Artist: Carl Barks.

What do you get when you add lots of sky blue to a great Carl Barks drawing? Walt’s cover of the day! Four Color #256 is feel-good comic art from a true master.

I have no idea why I like John Romita Jr’s cover to Iron Man #256 so much, I love the effect of the beam leaving his hand.

Finally, I chose another Tarzan cover, Tarzan #256 has no apes on it thankfully but it does have a nice composition by an unsung hero of the 1970s, Ernie Chan.

It’s almost default when Bernie Wrightson puts pencil to paper, and I do really like his cover to House of Mystery #256.

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.