Covered 365: Day 213

House of Mystery #213, DC Comics, April 1973. Artist: Bernie Wrightson.

Just some nasty good Gargoyles from the pencil of Bernie Wrightson, I love background colours on this cover.

A striking cover from J.G. Jones on Wonder Woman #213 (1987 series).

Frazetta’s cover to Famous Funnies is so full of detail and mood, would have loved to see more of that monster, has a Cole swamp monster feel to it.

I always think of Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon when I see the cover to Detective Comics #213.

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.

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Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.
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3 Comments

  1. Good grouping Walt! I am still looking at Famous Funnies 214 tomorrow although I know Chris hates seeing things from behind!

  2. Not much agreement from me today. I did look at that House of Mystery but rejected it, and I didn’t even realize that it was Wrightson. That makes it even less of a pick because to me it is a particularly weak Wrightson. I don’t love the Wonder Woman and I really don’t love the Detective. I have pursued some of the Detectives from this period but I haven’t been able to get myself to go after that one.

    For tomorrow I am going to get on the bandwagon finally and go with FF. It is still too pulpy for me to be what I consider to be a classic _comic book_ cover, but it is really fantastic otherwise. As a better Wrightson I will pick the next House of Mystery as runner-up, a scary homage to Sensation. The other runners up are Superman (1987) and Unexpected. The Unexpected is a weird Kubert cover that could rate a JOWA, but I really dig it. I would like to pick Strange Adventures as another runner up, but regardless of Adams’s amazing work on this, somehow it doesn’t work for me.

    I also want to give a shout-out to Flash. No way I am going to hold this up as a “great” cover, but I just love the panoply of heroes, and this has super nostalgia value for me. I try to not do too much pure collecting, but I give myself some leeway with these 50-cent 100 pagers.

    Blackhawk another piece of DC cruelty.

  3. If it wasn’t for the appearance of Deadman… that Strange Adventures could fill in for another romance (gone wrong) covers Chris!

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