Covered 365: Day 303

Avengers #303, Marvel Comics, May 1989. Artist: John Buscema.

I’m such a John Buscema fanboy, I saw his cover to Avengers #303 and it sent me back to that late 60s style of his that produced so many classic covers.

Seeing Mark Badger’s cover to Hulk #303 reminded me of Conan on the wheel, I love the massive dose of a pissed-off Hulk that we get on this cover.

Todd McFarlane’s rendering of Sandman on the cover of Amazing Spider-Man #303 is excellent, love the thick late evening blue on the background too.

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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4 years ago

House of Mystery #303 got my vote for today with its all star line-up of Monsters.

Thumbs up to Walt’s selection of the Spidey and HULK covers, but I will have to take pass on the Avengers #303 cover.

I really liked McFarlane’s early run on ASM and the companion “Spider-Man” series, and these covers bring back some of those memories.

Also, I am not a fan of the HULK in his purple speedo phase, but my initial impression of the HULK #303 cover was favorable, although I wasn’t sure why – until I read Walt’s description above, and I agree it does elicit a favorable comparison to Conan.

And I agree with Chris Meli’s nomination of Action #303 for the JOWA – and I think his nomination in yesterday’s comments deserves its on special award.

Gerald Eddy
Gerald Eddy
4 years ago

Well… I do like these covers and would even say of this grouping the McFarlane is best… he really outdid himself and came up with something original… for him. I do think the HoM should have had an honorary submission ( just bot as good as Colan), and that JOWA on the Action is so great I would love having a t-shirt with that image on it!!

Chris Meli
4 years ago

Seems like my picks for the day were in the majority but the other two above are acceptable. The Avengers grows on me the more I look at it. The Hulk cover is distinctive but not exactly “my” Hulk. I think we all agree HoM should have been here.

Tomorrow looking very ugly. I’m tempted to go with Uncanny X-Men just for the hologram. But I will go with ASM even if it’s Spidey’s back – it’s still a good cover. I like Batman somewhat but the dumb thought bubbles (is that really what he’s thinking as he realizes that he’s now a ghost?) and the smiling (but dead?) Bruce Wayne.

Detective takes another JOWA for Moldoff’s indescribable Clayface bat-thing. It’s so bad that it’s really, really bad.