Covered 365: Day 282

Iron Man #282, Marvel Comics, July 1992. Artist: Kevin Hopgood.

Come on, who doesn’t want a copy of Iron Man #282 just because of the cover, Kevin Hopgood did some good work right here.

I’m really liking the vibe of Kyle Baker’s cover to Marvel Tales #282.

And here’s Mike Zeck again with a strong cover on Captain America #282, is it me or did old Mike have Cap tied up and beat down a lot?

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. Not saying that the War Machine cover is bad, but it’s boring and mono-chrome in a less than impressive way. Sometimes it works and makes a cover good, but here it misses that mark. Glad to see Kyle Baker get some props here at last, I really loved what he did on the Shadow. Mike Zeck
    is reliable as always, and I have to agree Walt, he did enjoy throwing our hero under the bus, and I enjoy seeing the composition every time.
    Day 283 has me favoring Captain America again by Zeck. I see shades of Steranko in the layout, and it really works for me.
    Runner ups are Thor by Romita (giant hands alert!) , New Funnies with Woody Woodpecker floating away, GI Combat is eyecatching, and John Byrne gives us another nice FF cover.
    I want to like Daredevil, but it’s borderline JOWA because, let’s face it, they’d be smooshed by that giant mass of rock in a second, but the art’s good.
    JOWA also could go to Batman for his saying ‘They’re camouflage is perfect! How can I beat an enemy I can’t even see?’ Well, how about since he’s grabbing your bat-pecs, so at least you can feel where he’s at ya’bum!

  2. Like both the Captain America and the Iron Man/War Machine cover, but Ernie Chan’s cover of Batman 282 was my pick.

    My JOWA radar went off when I saw Detective Comics 282 “Krajan Cave Eel” cover, but I started laughing at the scene and lost any objectivity to determine whether it was JOWA worthy.

  3. The Ironman is really good… but as Meli would point out… its poster art and could be on ANY Ironman cover any time. The Marvel Tales is very interesting… but you have to make SOMEthing interesting with a villain like Slippery Slyde. So I vote the Cap cover…I see a bit of Colan in it myself.

  4. It seems Cap is suffering from Superman-in-defeat syndrome. Every cover has him tied or chained and bring bested by the villain.

  5. When Cap gets tied up, it’s just defeatism. When Lois and Diana get tied up, that’s appealing to the kinkiness of all the male comic fans.

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