Covered 365: Day 263

Uncle Scrooge #263, Walt Disney, February 1992, Artist: Don Rosa.

Any one of these would have handily won the day yesterday.

I was always a Carl Barks guy until someone years ago showed me a hardcover book celebrating Don Rosa’s art. Amazing attention to details and his facial expressions. Now I’m a Barks and Rosa guy. Don Rosa’s talents are so evident on Uncle Scrooge #263.

José Delbo’s cover to Wonder Woman #263 is so great, better now that the subject matter is so offside.

Can there be a better Archie cover than Betty and Veronica #263? It’s just our love triangle with lots and lots of lipstick.

Speaking of Carl Barks, the master takes a bow with a beautiful cover on Four Color #263.

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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Chris Meli
Chris Meli
4 years ago

The more I look at that Wonder Woman the more I like it, but as a JOWA to rival some of the top covers of the award’s eponym’s title. Step aside, o hirsute Hulk.

Envy is understandable, but this is an exercise in ice cold objectivity, hence a thumbs down to Betty and Veronica.

#264 another bad number. After some study I am picking Action – hear me out. This is a very classical composition but there is a lot of meat – action (ha ha), compelling story, and reaction. Is Superman smashing the desk out of pure frustration, or has his transformation distorted his mind? Lois steals the show in the foreground. I want this one.

Jim Lee is now in the house so he delivers a good Uncanny X-Men that is an alternate pick, but nothing like a truly great Lee cover.

Glass shards on Batman. Thanks Gerald, now I can’t un-notice this.

Gerald Eddy
Gerald Eddy
4 years ago

I looked at that Wonder Woman and then noticed that they were SO they use almost the exact sane thing in the next issue! Archie is too airbrushed looking for me…but I like B&W movies too and have been criticized for it! Your welcome Chris… I am now referring to big hand covers as Melis!

Gerald Eddy
Gerald Eddy
4 years ago

That is they were so imaginative on WW…excuse the typo… I am so exited to be on a weekend trip and to be within an hours ride from Big B’s… if ny wife lets me go…

Gerald Eddy
Gerald Eddy
4 years ago

And I thought you only drank soda water!
I really would like to but we will see what the better half has to say!