Covered 365: Day 298

Wonder Woman #298, DC Comics, December 1982. Artist: Frank Miller.

Frank Miller’s cover to Wonder Woman #298 is certainly attention-grabbing and wins the day for its shock factor.

Kevin Nowlan gives us a stylistic cover to Hulk #298 that I really like.

I’m not sure why but I also really like Simon Bisley’s cover to Hellblazer #298.

Todd McFarlane started something really really big with his now-famous cover to Amazing Spider-Man #298.

I saw the big hands on Iron Man #298 and thought of everybody’s second favourite commentor Chris Meli. This would have worked if the hand and Iron Man were contrasting colours, now it looks like one mangled form.

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. Each of these covers has a very “modern” feel, starting to break away from the classic cover standards – led, of course, by McFarlane’s run on Amazing Spider-Man. Even the Miller Wonder Woman cover feels different than the past skeletal horror covers – maybe it’s the hair.

    Good choices, Walt.

    Also, thought Thor #298 was an outstanding cover.

    And a nomination for a JOWA to “the Fat Superboy” (and Lana Lang) cover of Adventure Comics #298.

  2. Ok…here’s the thing… not really minding the emaciated Wonder Woman. I like the image of Hulk, but the Puppet Master or whoever that is has a bit to be desired. Spidey… meh… pedestrian. The Ironman could have been good with different coloring… but I feel the image is mucky by being essentially the same color. I have really not commented on the Hellblazer’s as I don’t know the character oR the concept so as a piece of ‘art’ …it ok.

  3. Wow – second favorite [corrected spelling] – wow! What a day to break my streak. Maybe someday I will taste that club soda.

    Catching up, I agree with today’s pick, this one is special. This is like something from 1954, although I think Giordano didn’t know what to do with Miller’s sketchy pencils, and Russ Heath would have pulled it off better. I dig the Hulk cover style but I don’t dig the Hulk himself, I would go with ASM ahead of Hulk because the composition against the white background really works. (McFarlane’s self-homage on Spawn is also good.) Again Bisley’s cover is really cool but more like a Heavy Metal. Agreed that Iron Man’s giant hand leaves much to be desired.

    Derrick is on point with the JOWA. DC was one messed up place in the early sixties.

    #299 gives us almost nothing to work with. I like Uncanny X-Men but there just isn’t enough action. I’ll go with Incredible Hulk, which isn’t much but at least is a somewhat unusually composed battle cover.

    I don’t see a JOWA but continuing with the DC weirdness of the early sixties, we coincidentally have a Super-Baby on both Action (April 1963) and Adventure (August 1962). For the nth time, who was buying this? Did they really think this would sell better than Superman wailing on Luthor?

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