Tag Neal Adams

Week 32: The Lockdown

I can’t repeat myself enough, Jack Kirby is a beast, an absolute menace, the man’s imagination was infinite, from Kamandi #16, April 1974. My pal Trace from Eclipse Paper out in Winnipeg sent me in this Gil Kane two page…

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Week 1: Trees

Grading comics allowed for the large and vibrant vintage comic market to expand exponentially. Gone was the worry of missing pages, of undetected restoration, of missed cropping and of buying over graded books. All this had come at a cost…

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Covered 365: Day 365

Detective Comics #365, DC Comics, July 1967. Artist: Carmine Infantino. 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. We’re a stubborn lot I…

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Covered 365: Day 361

Amazing Spider-Man #361, Marvel Comics, April 1992. Artist: Mark Bagley. 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 Mark Bagley’s cover to Amazing…

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Covered 365: Day 317

Superman #317, DC Comics, November 1977. Artist: Neal Adams. Hey! Day 317 had some strong covers, nice to see this deep in. I had to go with Neal Adams’ cover to Superman #317, so dramatic, so Adams! Todd McFarlane’s cover…

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Covered 365: Day 254

Superman #254, DC Comics, July 1972, Artist: Nick Cardy. I’ve gained a new appreciation for Nick Cardy thanks to this column. I think his cover to Superman #254 is a standout. Speaking of gaining a new appreciation, David Yardin has…

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Covered 365: Day 252

Superman #252, DC Comics, June 1972, Artist: Neal Adams. Today it came down to a beautiful wrap-around cover versus a beautiful cover swipe. I’m not afraid to go with a swipe if I think it worthy but today I have…

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Covered 365: Day 251

Batman #251, DC Comics, September 1973, Artist: Neal Adams. We all knew it was coming, Neal Adams’ Batman #251 cover is one of the classic Joker covers, ever. I like the way John Byrne’s Cap looks on the cover of…

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Covered 365: Day 246

Four Color #246, Eastern Color, September 1949, Artist: Morris Gollub. We’ve seen Morris Gollub here before and I hope we see more of him real soon. All the Zane Grey Four Color covers are very cool and unique, Four Color…

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Covered 365: Day 244

Four Color #244, Eastern Color, September 1942, Artist: Walt Kelly. Look at the mastery of Walt Kelly on the cover of Four Color #244, you need 5 minutes to take this cover in properly, simply wonderful art. Of the 3…

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Covered 365: Day 243

Superman #243, DC Comics, October 1971, Artist: Neal Adams. I tried so hard not to pick this cover, but this boy from the Balkans knows what he likes and I really like Neal Adams’ cover to Superman #243. Apologies to…

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Covered 365: Day 241

Captain America #241, Marvel Comics, January 1980, Artist: Frank Miller. Frank Miller’s cover to Captain America #241 has always been a standout and its always been an in-demand book. The dream team of Neal Adams pencils and Bernie Wrightson inks…

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Covered 365: Day 240

X-Men #240, Marvel Comics, January 1989, Artist: Marc Silvestri. Day 240 makes two wanting days in a row. I’m to the point in this exercise where I do not look ahead, so I’m always hopeful tomorrow will be a better…

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Covered 238: Day 238

Batman #238, DC Comics, January 1972, Artist: Neal Adams. I guess my weakness for wrap-around covers is obvious but boy is Neal Adams’ cover to Batman #238 a sight to behold. Had it not been for Neal’s epic Batman cover…

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Covered 365: Day 237

Batman #237, DC Comics, December 1971. Artist: Neal Adams. Neal Adams wins the day with his classic grim reaper cover to Batman #237. Jack Callahan combines a nice site gag with a pretty girl to drum up a winner of…

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Covered 365: Day 236

Fantastic Four #236, Marvel Comics, November 1981. Artist: John Byrne, Marie Severin. I love this 20th Anniversary celebration cover to Fantastic Four #236 by John Byrne and Marie Severin. Yikes, I consider this a modern book and its 38 years…

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Covered 365: Day 235

X-Men Legacy , Marvel Comics, June 2010. Artist: Dave Johnson. Mars Attacks! I love the aesthetics on Dave Johnson’s cover to X-Men Legacy #235! The only thing that kept Spectacular Spider-Man #235 from winning was the lack of Dazzler! Sal…

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