Covered 365: Day 87

Avengers #87 – Marvel Comics, August 1959 – Artist: John Buscema.

Another striking cover from the mighty, mighty John Buscema.

A few days ago I was lamenting how hard it was finding a cover, today I’m lamenting how hard it is to pick from so many good ones. Amazing Spider-Man #87, Wings #87, G.I. Combat #87 and Strange Tales #87 all made my short list.

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.

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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Chris Meli
5 years ago

Can’t agree with this one. Black Panther generally doesn’t make for a good cover because at best he is going to be colored as dark gray/blue on black, and then there is the yellow background again… Then everybody just standing around dejectedly in the background, nothing special about the composition, very little storytelling (apparently the Avengers are sad to say goodbye, that’s about it). No comparison to G. I. Combat. I think ASM only makes the list for ASM fans, as a non-fan I think it is at best above average. Wings is not too great either, #88 much preferable. I was sort of surprised at Strange Tales, I have a strong personal fondness for Grogg and his suspicious proximity to the beloved Fin Fang Foom, but if I am picking a Kirby monster cover I would put a few others in front of it.

For #88 at first it seemed like I wouldn’t find much, but then a few fine picks came along. I think Mr. Adams wins once again with House of Secrets. I also like Jungle a lot but I don’t think that there’s really a contest. As I said, Wings is good, and G.I. Combat is clever but I don’t care much for it. Also a shout-out to Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen as another weird one that I love.