Covered 365: Day 49

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.

Day 49 – Startling Comics #49, January 1948, Artist – Alex Schomburg.

I just realized I painted myself into a corner with my Day 46 pick being a Startling Comics cover and my Day 48 cover being a robot cover, so much for mixing it up. Still I figured the worst crime would be to deny Alex Schomburg twice in a row. Startling Comics #46 is one of the classic covers of the hobby and I believe it’s our 1st painted cover?

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. I forget about Schomburg’s awesome painted covers. This has it all… one of the greats of the golden age. Walt, were you tempted to pick FF 49? 😉

  2. Oh, yes…Schomberg’s Xela covers don’t get much better than this. I still remember when we all made fun of Nedors (Standard) for their crappy interior art. But even that has its exceptions. The very earliest issues have Max Plaisted and some other interesting folks; the middle wartime issues are indeed often lame, except for their covers and sometimes even the covers are bad. But later issues like this one get very good, with Meskin, Jerry Robinson, Mike Roy and even a Frazetta every so often, so they have a hot of hidden surprises.

  3. FF #49 was on the short list Darren, my favourite of the trilogy.

    Hey Bud you make such a great point about the quality or lack of it on the inside. With the future of the higher end books moving towards encapsulation how much great art are we robbing ourselves out of? I know a bunch of Golden Age issues with lame ass covers but with killer splash pages. I think I need to do a series on the greatest splash pages of all time since most buyers of the comics with them inside will never get to enjoy them…

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