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.

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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Gerald Eddy
Gerald Eddy
4 years ago

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

Chris Meli
4 years ago

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.

Gerald Eddy
Gerald Eddy
4 years ago

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