Covered 365: Day 7

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 7 – National Comics #7, Artist – Lou Fine.

I have no idea why this Lou Fine cover is not more coveted, it’s amazing.



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. That is crazy – I’ve never seen that before. Not surprising as there are only eighteen in the census. Not sure what you mean by “not more coveted” as one of the three 8.5s sold for $11k this past February. Uncle Sam is a drag so that level of pricing seems quite appropriate to me. Even if I had seen that cover to consider, I’m not sure that I would have picked it out. Along the lines of my comment about Suspense #3, aside from Uncle Sam socking the guy, this looks more like a cover for a science fiction magazine than a comic – Fine’s art is almost _too_ good.

    My search method is clearly pretty bad, so I didn’t even have that one to consider. It seems like the only way to do a truly comprehensive search is to have a copy of ComicBase’s $300 edition, and I am not quite that invested in this (yet). Your continuing message that covers are carrying the day given encapsulation is making me consider whether I am being penny wise and pound foolish about that. My fallback is to peruse my Gerbers and make a list for future days, but so far I have been too lazy to make the time investment.

    From my current flawed method, here are my #8s:

    Captain America Annual
    Shadow Comics v3
    Tales of Suspense
    Weird War Tales

  2. Yeah this cover is over the top, Fine is amazing. I want to check out ComicBase, is it better than You’ve got a great eye Chris, I’m loving your recommendations. And you were right about that CGC 8.5 National #7, I didn’t realize he was that realized! Amazing cover nonetheless.

  3. I know I’ve only posted 2 covers outside the Golden Age. I do line a bunch of covers I like up but dang, those GA covers are hard to ignore. Never fear there are some great Silver/Bronze/Copper on the way!

  4. That’s a pretty cool cover choice Walt. I don’t ever fault you for picking Golden Age covers. They will more than likely dominate this list until you start getting to the higher numbers.

    Some of my #7 faves:
    Underworld Crime
    Weird Tales of the Future
    The Thing
    Captain America Comics
    Weird Horrors
    Ghost Comics
    Mister Mystery

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