Covered 365: Day 95

Marvel Tales #95 – Marvel/Atlas Comics, March 1950 – Artist: Carl Burgos (questioned at comics.org).

Marvel Tales #95 is such a stand out. A few years back I saw a very high grade copy at a con and the experience shocked me, won me over, I was awed by that book.

All the Wings Coimcs in this era are great and check out Tomahawk #95 and Master Comics #95. I won’t lie, I had to control myself again not to post Teen Confessions #95, it must be owning the original art to that cover that tempted me!!

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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John Jamilkowski
John Jamilkowski
5 years ago

Beautiful and perfect! Not sure about anyone else, but I’m starting to collect these covers in my own folder. Works of art all – thanks for doing this!

Derrick
Derrick
5 years ago

With Marvel Tales #95 being such a clear choice, the battle for 1st runner-up piqued my interest and I think one of Chris Meli’s nominations gets my vote for 2nd place – X-Men #95 – a really great cover with a dynamic battle scene, but oddly both #94 and #95 lack Wolverine on the cover. I also thought several other DC issues deserved a spot on Chris’s list of lame covers including the guitar playing covers of JLA #95 and Batman #95, and the pie-in-the-face cover of Action Comics #95.

Chris Meli
5 years ago

Whoa whoa whoa Derrick you need to step off. Guess who just bought this?:

http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/item.asp?back=%2FComicTrack%2FAuctions%2Fbids%2Easp%3Fpg%3D3&id=1301961

Walt has his Charlton romances and I have my high grade Justice Leagues from this period. Someday I am going to be crying all the way to the bank about this cover. Listen to the Flower People.

Batman 95 is lamer (not too far out of line with other DCs of this period) but quite scarce in high grade. I also have my 52-56 DCs. If somebody were to give me a good deal on a 7.0 or above, I would gladly give a rendition of “The Ballad of Batman”.

I will return…

Derrick
Derrick
5 years ago

Chris, I formally withdraw JLA #95 from my list based the pedigree of your 9.6. I have recently started to acquire some Golden Age Batman and Superman comics and recently looked at a mid-grade copy (5.0?) of Batman #95 but found I could not get past the cover and decided to walk away.

Gerald Eddy
Gerald Eddy
5 years ago

Collecting the covers digtally is a great idea. I currently have a screen saver that rotates thru pulp and Mens adventure magazine covers.

Chris Meli
5 years ago

Coming back to the main topic – Walt in this case you would have been yelled at if you had picked Teen Confessions (or then again just about anything) over Marvel Tales. I have to believe Bosch’s last judgment was one source of inspiration for that extraordinary piece of work.

I almost mentioned Tomahawk in my comment yesterday. That cover is like a bad acid trip. Master is interesting but I am with Derrick that I would put X-Men far ahead.

For tomorrow I found far fewer candidates. I think I have to go with Action but the other two possibilities, Avengers and House of Secrets (another #92 beater) are neck and neck.

Chris Meli
5 years ago

That should read “Bosch’s _Last Judgment_”.

Nathan
Nathan
5 years ago

Good choice. This series has some really great covers. Especially the early issues.