Covered 365: Day 276

Action Comics #276, DC Comics, May 1961, Artist: Curt Swan.

Curt Swan wins the day with his very busy cover to Action Comics #276, it’s 1961 and doesn’t Supergirl look a little like Marilyn Monroe?

I’m not sure why I like Mike Zeck’s cover to Captain America #276, I am claustrophobic and this cover smothers me every time.

I also like the Superman #276 cover by Nick Cardy. Superhero Championships!

When it came out I remember hating on John Byrne’s cover to Fantastic Four #276, I looked at it today and I … I’m still not feeling it thought the hate is gone, hate is a young man’s game when it comes to comic book covers.

Boy oh boy, I wish we were including comic magazine covers. We are not of course but I couldn’t help sharing this exquisite Jack Kirby cover to Heavy Metal #276.

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. And exactly what is the Superman yelling in the lower right corner? He looks pretty pissed!

  2. Delightful Action comics cover Walt…The days when comics were made for children and young adults. Strange how its an almost adult only industry now. (movies and promotional product being the exception) I guess those kids grew up and demanded that their childhood comics grow adult sensibilities

  3. I’ve recently become enamoured of Captain Marvel so bought the Shazam 75 years and history book and a couple of 1970’s issues. Haven’t read them yet but I enjoy the more playful and less gloom aspect of him. Had no idea DC was using him this far back, though with a sun symbol instead.

  4. Tim, that’s Captain Thunder, not Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel is still not Captain Marvel.

    I don’t hate the FF – it’s definitely eye-catching – just not great.

    The long slog into year end continues and for #277 my pick is Daredevil, which has a lot going for it but is a hard argument for “great”. I think Walt will be drawn to G.I. Combat but I don’t get it. Uncanny X-Men is my runner-up – beautifully drawn but just another run-of-the-mill fight.

    Captain America should have been a runner up but look at that chin – come on that should have been a five minute touch-up to fix that. Four Color shows us what became of the rest of the red kryptonite-infused mushrooms. Action demonstrates what people will read to avoid thinking about their enemy shipping nuclear missiles to their doorstep.

    Detective easily takes the JOWA by making a story out of one of Porky’s hallucinations.

  5. While I know there have been other multiple Supermen covers, this one is definitely fun on the Action. The weakest is the Supes vs Captain Thunder for me! I saw the Heavy Metal and was surprised not only at its inclusion but also the Kirby was in the mag…I might look for that one!

  6. Well maybe Chris has an in to Walts psyche…. but frankly I can’t see anyone picking the GI Combat. Also I am surprised YOU Chris would pick that Daredevil… as the girl(?)s face is a bit manga cartoony… even the X-Men isnt great… a tough day all around… but I have faith the Walt will enlighten a few of us!

  7. What day is that Comic Culture coming out Walt… I will need to toast it with a fresh bottle if Laphroaig Soda Water… the only soda aged and peated for maximum flavor!

  8. 17 mini Supermen, all with the abilities of the real Superman, could easily swarm and kill Supergirl. Why would they waste their efforts hitting her with rocks snd power poles? Also, why do they need 8 of them to lift 1 power pole? That is probably what the lower right hand Superman is so livid about, the lack of smarts while battling one teenaged girl, when they have her outnumbered 17 to 1. Sheesh!

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