Covered 365: Day 358

Daredevil #358, Marvel Comics, November 1996. Artist: Steve Epting.

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.

Quality is so refreshing when you’ve near starved of it for a while, have a look at the quality of Steve Epting’s cover to Daredevil #358, nice composition and execution.

Nice to see our old friend Neal Adams make his return, we’ve missed you Neal. I love the simplicity of Neal’s cover to Action Comics #358.

Steve Epting back again today with his cover to Avengers #358, in the tradition of the great Marvel battle cover, I know I’m wrong but I can’t help but think of the Leslie Nielson scene in Airplane where he asks the kid if he liked gladiator movies…

Good lord! What the heck were Ross Andru and the gang thinking when they came up with the cover to Superman #358, tough living this one down.

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6 Comments

  1. The Daredevil cover is a good one, very nicely colored as well, but I do find myself wondering what happened to Mysterio’s legs. Part of the reality crumbling, I guess . . .

  2. All in on the Daredevil #358 cover – eye catching and one of the better depictions of Mysterio.

    Also, thought HULK #358 also delivered another good monstrous image of the HULK.

  3. I didn’t realize the DD was by Epting as well. The DD is from ’96 while the Avengers is from ’93, so clearly he made great strides over those three years.

    While there is a lot to like about this Action and the next, Adams was intentionally or unintentionally drawing Superman somewhat grotesquely, like an oversized weightlifter who spends too much time working his upper body. On the cover of Action #359 Superman appears to be about eight feet tall (two and half metres for you folks).

    Some very solid choices for #359. Detective may be a classic, but frankly as a cover it can’t compete. I am going with Incredible Hulk, an absolutely masterful action scene by Byrne. I just wish that the background coloring had been handled differently. Thor is runner-up – standing around/kneeling around, but Simonson is a master. The other two that I would mention are Action and Avengers.

  4. Yes to DD and Action! The Avengers I find a bit confusing as to where one half naked man ends snd another half naked man begins! The Superman does suffer from the bottom band that really wasn’t needed!
    Also a warm Yule greetings to all my comic collecting associates out there! Its been a great year and we have one more week for our extraordinary host and moderator Walt to dazzle us with what is left of the best four color covers on the comics we love!

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