Covered 365: Day 6

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 6 – Silver Streak Comics #6, Artist – Jack Cole.

Stunning, I’ve wanted a copy of this book forever but have never been lucky enough to snag one.

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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5 years ago

Love it. I have to add in my favourite #6 is Shock Suspenstories.

Chris Meli
5 years ago

Yes this almost made it into my suggestions but my high-level macro theme for collecting is “unusual”. (Also keep that in mind when assessing my suggestions.) The book itself is rare, but the cover is an ultra-classic. Of course inarguable as a choice.

My #7s:

Chamber of Chills
Judge Dredd (Eagle)
Nick Fury
Weird Tales of the Future
Wonder Woman

It was hard to narrow this down. I’m betting Daredevil and/or Marvel Feature ends up in the “standard” list, but I am looking for something a bit different. Of course Batman, but the 11th is this coming Friday… Silver Streak would not make my short list, but it is still a great cover, Finally Avengers Annual is objectively also not on my list, but of that and Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2, I have always preferred Avengers Annual.

On the last point, one of the themes emerging is that murky covers don’t make the list. A dark background is fine, but there have to be bright, solid colors on top of this. Also very busy covers are cool but somehow not “great”. I looked at All Winners, but there are just way too many minuscule details. Where’s Waldo is fun but doesn’t make for standout art.

5 years ago

I’m really diggin’ this so far Walt.