Covered 365: Day 259

Blackhawk #259, DC Comics, June 1983, Artist: Howard Chaykin.

I’m super impressed by Howard Chaykin’s cover to Blackhawk #259, I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t even aware of this cover, now I want one.

David Yardin endlessly impresses me with his use of color, another example is this captivating cover to X-Factor #259.

At a quick glance I thought the cover to Marvel Tales #259 was by McFarlane, well its by George Perez and I like the ambition of it, lots of visual effects going on.

I like John Byne’s strong Doom cover to Fantastic Four #259, he really had a great run on FF didn’t he.

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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4 years ago

It was one of those days were it seemed difficult to pick a winner, but only one of Walt’s selections was among my choices.
I really like Fantastic Four #259 – I always give bonus points for Dr. Doom covers – and agree with Walt’s comment that John Byrne had an outstanding run on a flagship title.

My other contenders were:

• Daredevil #259: Not big JR Jr fan, but I have liked several issues among the recent run of DD covers.

• Thor #259: Like the action and variety of characters across this melee cover.

• House of Mystery #259: This run of HOM covers is appealing, and this one has a great effect tearing at every kid’s nightmare.

• Four Color #259: I have enjoyed several of Walt’s Four Color picks lately, and I think this one deserves some consideration.

And I second the nomination from Chris – Unknown Soldier #259 deserves a JOWA. Maybe this is what Indiana Jones’s “airplane fight” opponent was doing in Berlin before being sent to North Africa.

Gerald Eddy
Gerald Eddy
4 years ago

I echo yesterday in you have pulled out some covers and made the day! While Chaykin is usually a hit or miss for me this one I really like. While I am unfamiliar with the X-Factor characters… I have to ask… is the central character Dazzler without her makeup?

Chris Meli
Chris Meli
4 years ago

The Blackhawk is clearly the standout, and you picked my runner up so all is well.

Nothing great for #260. I will pick the unusual House of Mystery which I understand has something to do with the Toronto housing market. My runner up is FF. Spectacular Spider-Man is cool but I can’t figure out what is going on. I have a vested interest in Detective but I would dig it anyway as another goofy but cool and colorful Swan piece from the immediate post-Code period.

JOWA to Uncanny X-Men where the villain seems to share a common interest with Walt.