Covered 365: Day 28

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.

Day 28 – Captain America Comics, Artist – Alex Schomburg.

I don’t think I’ve done a Timely yet. The problem with Cap is that there are a dozen strong covers I could have used but I’ve always loved this one. I really like Catman #28 but think it too close to Cole’s Mask #1.

 

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6 Comments

  1. WOW! What a great cover. I don’t know if I have actually taken a long look at this cover before. Ahhh… I miss the days when your monster villain would wear a bow tie while implementing devices of death… Great book!

  2. Yeah, that is a good one. It has that smooth Schomberg line work but no exageration of perspective, which works for me. Nice early work for him. What kid could resist? But is it related to any story inside? Did it matter?

  3. Of my #28s it would have come down to this one or Strange Tales. I probably would have chosen Strange Tales both for objective reasons (the huge skeleton and terrified victim are really arresting) and for subjective reasons (lots more chances to chose a Schomburg cover).

    You have to love how the Germans and the Japanese always labeled everything in English in these Schomburg covers. I think a prominent English label has to be a requirement for a “best” Schomburg war cover.

    Since #31 is probably a foregone conclusion, I am just going to give my five other #31s:

    The Atom
    Creatures on the Loose
    Captain America Comics
    Speed Comics
    War Comics

  4. If your weren’t gonna pick Catman. This one or Strange Tales are the next best options. I smell a Frazetta EC cover coming in the next post. Some other solid #29’s are Black Cat, Green Hornet and Moon Knight.

  5. Trying to make some more headway, my #32s:

    Captain America Comics
    Conan
    Green Lantern
    Strange Adventures
    Teen-Age Romances

    I think the choice amongst these is easy and that as above, Captain America Comics takes it. The other covers are good but not truly essential. Maybe I overlooked something.

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