Covered 365: Day 324

Batman #324, DC Comics, June 1980. Artist: Jim Aparo.

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.

With his cover to Batman #324, Jim Aparo outdid his paisan Dick Giordano (who drew yesterday’s Batman #323).

There’s something about the way Mike Zeck draws Captain America! Zeck’s cover to Cap #324 is a perfect example of that Zeck look.

Scott McDaniel has definitely earned a new fan, his cover run on Daredevil is exceptional work.

Bud Plant called me on the Four Color a couple of days ago, I feel like Kramer on that episode where they all vow not to masturbate. Lovely stuff on the cover of Four Color #324, the sad news is that I have never seen or held this book in all my collecting days 🙁

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. Missed yesterday but wanted offer congrats on both choices. These Catwoman covers do make a great display set, as Klaus mentioned, and #324 remains one of my favorite Batman covers.

    Also a fan of the Sabretooth cover of Amazing Spider-Man #324 and will break with comments from yesterday as I think the savagery of Sabretooth is well done and is the dominant feature of the cover.

    HULK #324 is further evidence against homage covers.

  2. I agree on both Bats covers. The Four Color I feel from an artistic standpoint is well done…however, if I was a kid back then I would have passed it up for something else in the racks. A kid would not appreciate artistic merit and look at it as something boring. Its like a choice of going to the movies and either seeing 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or Oklahoma… which would YOU pick?

  3. I thought about picking this one. The more I see it, the more it grows on me, so I can go with the majority. Glad to see an Aparo cover make it as when I was a kid Aparo was probably the Batman artist that I ran into the most.

    For #325 there are actually some real possibilities. I just have to pick the wrap-around Iron Man even though it is more of a poster. DD is very cool but the lack of action knocks it down for me. Superman sports a nice giant hand and also is a pretty good cover. Of course you will love Four Color and I like it too.

    I wanted to like ASM but as I commented on #324, McFarlane’s distinctive art has too many problems. Look at Spidey’s head, or his body in general. It reminds me of what you see of other’s artists’ first work in their high school notebooks.

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