Covered 365: Day 299

World’s Finest #299, DC Comics, January 1984. Artist: Ed Hannigan.

I know its a silly cover but I like looking at Ed Hannigan’s cover to World’s Finest #299.

What could be better than a cover that allows me to type out Dick Dillin? If that same cover had rainbow bubbles on it, Dick delivers bubbles on the cover of Detective Comics #299.

Todd McFarlane inspires Quintin Tarantino and draws the same cover as Amazing Spider-Man #298 on Amazing Spider-Man #299 but from a different angle.

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.

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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. The figures of Batman and Robin look like early Curt Swan, possibly with Dillin inks.

  2. The WF seems inspired by the Jeff Jones Wonder Woman cover we had many weeks ago. Oh, those wacky sci-fi Batman covers of yore… what would we have done without them? Todd McFarlane doing the SAME picture again… gee if ONLY I had HIS immeasurable imagination……………

  3. I agree with your assessment of WF – but that’s not sufficient to make it the pick. Those Dillin Detectives are good – they have the crazy late fifties/early sixties panache without having to put up with the crude Moldoff art. The ASM would not make my list, #298 was much superior to this one.

    I think #300 is the last hurrah. Because it’s an anniversary, and one that few titles achieved, we get a good selection to choose from. I think it is going to be some tough sledding from here so we should savor tomorrow.

    The marketplace dictates the obvious pick, but I’m only giving it a mention. I love busy covers (nothing can beat Schomburg’s Marvel Mysterys or Captain America Comics) so my pick is the Koblish wraparound for Despicable Deadpool. I have no idea where this numbering came from but if it counts as a #300, it’s the pick.

    Picking the runner-up is hard, but because it’s Infantino, I’m picking Flash – another wraparound. I’ve never seen this cover before this exercise, but I love it. A great latter-day companion to Flash #155.

    The honorable mentions: ASM as expected; Detective – after bad-mouthing Moldoff, this issue makes it as both JOWA and great cover; Micky Mouse (NYCC variant); Our Army at War (better version of that Legion recently mentioned); Spectacular Spider-Man (Martin variant); Wolverine (Darrow variant that almost takes the JOWA from Detective).

  4. Good call with the Jeff Jones Gerald, and Chris I hope you are wrong about #300 being the last hurrah, I don’t look ahead, trying to save myself some element of surprise.

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