Covered 365: Day 4

A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favorite corresponding cover, from any era.

Day 4 – Silver Surfer #4, Artist – John Buscema with inks from brother Sal Buscema.

I can’t think of a better #4 cover!! Buscema drops a massive monument at the feet of virtuosos like Steranko, Adams and Wrightson.

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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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6 Comments

  1. Great pick, Walt… but when I think of a #4, Avengers 4 with that great Cap comeback cover rules because of the impact it made on me when it came out.

  2. Yeah that beats Mystery in Space #4.

    To Ivan’s point, I will argue that this feature should try to divorce covers from their meaning, and focus on them as stand-alone art. Coming up we have #5, which Marvel folks will probably see as owned by Dr. Doom. However FF #5 is not a great cover. The heroes are minuscule and there is little going on. So while Avengers #4 is a far more important book that SS #4, as a stand-alone cover I can’t see arguing that it is superior.

    I have to say that I am enjoying this even more that Undervalued Spotlight, and I think by the end of the year it will have really deepened my knowledge and appreciation of comics. My debt to Mr. Durajlija grows.

    Lots of good #5s and my search method still leaves a lot to be desired. To give it away, I am using ComicConnect and ComicLink and searching on #X because these will immediately return thumbnails – but of course you are limited to inventory. The more comprehensive sources only return issue links, and you could spend all day clicking on these. If there is a better way to do this (that is free!) please share.

    My five #5s:

    All-Star Western
    Conan the Barbarian
    Incredible Hulk
    Swamp Thing
    X-Men (v2)

  3. Also this feature should be added to the drop-downs at the top, maybe replacing something like “Crazy Comic Covers” that hasn’t been added to in years.

  4. Thanks for the kind words Chris. This feature is turning out to be way more fun than I thought it would be and its also allowing me to appreciate comics even more, truth be told as a seller of vintage comics I’m getting the odd idea for undervalued books too. I’m now thinking of making this a 730 day effort with 1 to 365 followed by a countdown of 365 to 1 just because there are so many great covers to chose from!

    Also, my picks focus on cover appeal but can be influenced by issue importance, weighted to the cover appeal though.

    Great #5 picks, Adams’ cover to All Star Western 5 is amazing.

  5. Awesome choice. Such a iconic cover. I’m surprised nobody’s mentioned Jim Steranko’s Nick Fury 4 is an absolute classic

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