Covered 365: Day 312

Amazing Spider-Man #312, Marvel Comics, February 1989. Artist: Todd McFarlane.

Day 312 was an easy day, Todd McFarlane’s cover to Amazing Spider-Man #312 was the class of the field.

J. Scott Campbell’s eye popping cover to Wolverine #312 did not go unnoticed though.

The JOWA today has to go to Kurt Swan’s cover to Action Comics #312, I know the set up was not Curt’s fault but at some point you have to be able to go “I’m not drawing this dreadful idea”.

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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7 Comments

  1. Amazing Spider-Man #312 is one of the definitive and most recognizable covers in the McFarlane run, so a strong choice even if it lacked any serious contenders.

    Also thought Mignola delivered another good HULK cover to scoop up “the beast of the rest” honor.

    My real disappointment was Thor #312. In a title that routinely produces good covers with rich backgrounds, the scene and the characters in #312 seemed to have potential but the cover was a complete miss – including Thor’s helmet being knocked off.

  2. Green Goblin is always cool!

    Super-Horse? I had forgotten that weirdness. That woman on the Wolverine seems very rubbery, and shiny, and oddly proportioned, not a style that appeals to me.

  3. I may be the only voice if decent here on the ASM. The fight scene is dynamic but the Goblin looks like a caricature of his usual look if thats possible! Wolverine is not as good as I am not sure whats going on… is he simply looking at the other character or fighting her?

  4. Wolverine is probably wondering, as am I, how her top is staying up.

    I also thought Green Goblin’s head was too big for his body.

    Supergirl always played with Superhorse, even when he’ was in his centaur mode. You have to wonder what went on there. Kinky DC bullpen.

  5. I missed another day, but I can always go back. The ASM is the best of the bunch that you show, but I agree with Gerald that the Green Goblin’s face is real problem. My pick isn’t even in here – a really fun Wonder Woman by the great Gil Kane. Also I’m with Klaus that the Action looks the kind of crazy story that I dig – except for Superman’s expression and that crown, I don’t think this is a JOWA.

    I wanted to be contrary for #313, but I just can’t, so it’s ASM. Runners up Incredible Hulk and Superman, which provides another opportunity to write Dick Dillin.

    Action: for the nth time Superman’s secret identity is revealed. The expression on Supergirl’s face gives those those DC romance brunettes a run for their money.

    House of Mystery: we will drink no blood before its time – and it’s time!

  6. thirty years of Spidey history since that McFarlane cover….more then what had transpired before…yikes. We all all getting old. 🙂

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