Covered 365: Day 90

Wings Comics #90 – Fiction House, February 1948 – Artist: Bob Lubbers.

I’m back on the girl in the impossibly precarious situation wagon and there’s no arguing this one fits the bill. Wings #90 has been super hot on the back issue market for a while now.

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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Klaus
Klaus
5 years ago

Is this just a cover or is there a story inside that tells us if she escaped?

Chris Meli
5 years ago

I am not surprised but this wouldn’t make my list. The girl’s face always reminds me of a grown up Lucy Van Pelt, saying “Good Grief!” Similar to my pick for this one, you picked the right title but one issue too early.

Moving to tomorrow, there are really a lot of quality picks. I am going with FF. There is just so much good in this cover, but it is the faces on Kirby’s thugs that move it to the top of my list.

The others:
Action
Brave and the Bold
Daredevil
G.I. Combat (really wanted to pick it, but had to give the edge to FF)
Jumbo
Tales to Astonish
Wings

One more cover that led me to observe an interesting life/art convergence. Young Love is very much a #MeToo cover, addressing a theme similar to that addressed by the book that Walt picked for Undervalued Spotlight back near the beginning of the Weinstein days, At that point I pooh-poohed as a flash in the pan, and hoo boy was I wrong. Anyway, that led me to think of Young Love -> DC -> Warner -> Kevin Tsujihara. Then there is this:

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/11/18/warner-bros-ceo-kevin-tsujihara-spotlight-justice-league-reception/

It seems like the fans got their wish, but not because of the Justice League, but because of Young Love.

David Mackay
David Mackay
5 years ago

This cover certainly is a headlight…, I mean Highlight of any collection Walt. 😉

Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija
5 years ago

I don’t know Klaus, I hope is was a scene in the story but have not read it.

Chris, I liked Wings #90 and #91 but I thought #90 to be the better cover.

Gerald Eddy
Gerald Eddy
5 years ago

I am actually partial to Mystery in Space 90 with the iconic figure of Adam Strange blasting off into space.