Covered 365: Day 333

Incredible Hulk #333, Marvel Comics, July 1987. Artist: Steve Geiger.

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.

It’s funny but I’ve been eyeing all the Hulk covers this past week and I’ve always tripped over the way they draw the face, sometimes the anatomy is great but the face seems wrong for the cover. Thankfully Steve Geiger came up with the perfect solution. Hey, give the cover to Geiger but look at the girl in the foreground, that’s all kinds of McFarlane to me.

Bill Sienkiewicz follows up his great cover to Thor #332 with another winner on Thor #333.

I honestly had a hard time picking a third but my eye kept getting drawn to the bright yellow thumbnail that turned out to be this solid cover by Steve Lightle for Legion #333.

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. Surprising to find such a strong number of contenders among a dwindling volume of covers, and I think Walt nailed the top two.

    HULK #333 provides a powerful and menacing image HULK, which is as the HULK should be, and was noticeably absent from the recent run of long-haired hippie type HULK covers.

    Thor #333 delivers an outstanding cover image as well, so I support its selection, although the concept of Thor battling Dracula seems misplaced.

    The selected Legion cover is nice, but would give the edge to yesterday’s nominations of FF#333 and Adventure #333.

    Although it did not fit the concept of a JOWA, the cover of Detective Comics #333 deserves some kind of derision for its depiction of Robin beating a stumpy legged elephant with a stick while it carries a strangely drawn recumbent Batman.

    And Amazing Spider-Man #333 drains away any goodwill Larsen may have earned with yesterday’s Venom cover.

  2. The dopey Thor ruins that cover for me. The art on the Legion cover is just not good (trying to say “half full” rather than “half empty”).

    #334 gives next to nothing but the Andy Kubert Avengers is pretty good. Action is a pleasant collage cover for a giant, Captain America and Hulk are okay but far from “great”.

  3. I think the Hulk is a very effective lack of definition… I like it! I also like the Thor even WITH his dopey expression, we all have them sometimes… but the Legion I pass on and agree with Derrick the FF would be a better pick.

  4. Hulk #333…grey Hulk…meh…imagine if it was Green Hulk…wow
    FF #333 was worthy as other suggest Walt, too much extreme Biking in the escarpment of Hamilton have negatively effected your standing heart rate 🙂

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