Star Spangled War Stories #84 – DC Comics, August 1959 – Artist: Irv Novick.
I had Wings and Jumbo on the list but went with a personal favorite, Star Spangled War Stories #84. I like it when a character is introduced on a dramatic, strong cover and when that same cover conveys so much about the character. Our first glimpse ever of Mademoiselle Marie.
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.
Speaking of Novick… Again not my pick although not too bad. I generally don’t appreciate Novick, similar to my comment about Romita – I found their styles to be too comic strippy for me (further distinguishing between “comic booky” and “comic strippy”). Their characters renditions were too realistic for me, and reminded me of glancing at Mary Worth or something in the newspaper dailies, when I was only interested in Peanuts. I think I was with the crowd on this as clearly the unrealistic artists received all of the renown starting in the late sixties. And of course now we look backward and similarly the most over-the-top GA covers get the most attention.
For tomorrow, it seems #85 is again a fairly weak number. Without Neal Adams we would be left with almost nothing. I think GL has to be the pick. The others:
Brave and the Bold
House of Secrets
Thanks for making this choice. I am a huge fan of FF #84 and think it one of Kirby’s finest covers. And the portrayal of Dr. Doom in FF #84 captures his status as the king of Marvel’s bad guys. But your chosen cover is fantastic, and is my first introduction to one the best heroine covers I have ever seen. Great choice!
Thats a battle Doll you wouldnt want to cross Walt
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