A Comic Cover A Day (is awesome)

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  • John_SteedJohn_Steed Posts: 2,087


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    Awesome - wanna see the whole thing - has the story been collected?
  • RobAndersonRobAnderson Posts: 541
    He famously tried this on Dredd and declared "Gaze into the face of Fear" which led to what is probably the most famous panel in British comic book history.
    Wow, LOVE that! Never seen it, but you can immediately tell it was quite a "moment".

  • John_SteedJohn_Steed Posts: 2,087
    @Caliban : many thanks for the quick reply - I got 1-4 of the case files so far - ordering the 5th right away :)]
  • rebisrebis Posts: 1,820
    In honor of Memorial Day (in the good old USofA) I've added some war comics covers.

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  • RobAndersonRobAnderson Posts: 541
    @rebis Love the one with Captain Marvel and Uncle Sam. Don't think I've ever seen Captain Marvel rolling up his sleeves!

    Here's the one from 1973 on my PC desktop today. Very Silver Age-looking to me (I think thanks to the Bill Everett art)...

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  • dubbat138dubbat138 Posts: 3,098
    In honor of Memorial Day (in the good old USofA) I've added some war comics covers.


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    Is that Bettie Page?

  • WetRatsWetRats Posts: 6,314
    In honor of Memorial Day (in the good old USofA) I've added some war comics covers.


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    Is that Bettie Page?
    I doubt it.

    The comic is from December 1944, and she didn't really start modeling in New York until 1949.
  • RobAndersonRobAnderson Posts: 541
    John Romita, Sr. cover from FF...I remember being intensely interested in this storyline as a kid, as my parents had (relatively) recently divorced...and Reed and Sue were on the rocks.

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  • dubbat138dubbat138 Posts: 3,098
    In honor of Memorial Day (in the good old USofA) I've added some war comics covers.


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    Is that Bettie Page?
    I doubt it.

    The comic is from December 1944, and she didn't really start modeling in New York until 1949.
    That is what I figured but wow it looks just like her.

  • CalibanCaliban Posts: 1,352
    @RobAnderson Cool!
    "To continue with this ghastly feature,
    From a nearby box springs another creature,
    Gone, gone the form of man,
    Arise the Demon Etrigan!"

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  • RobAndersonRobAnderson Posts: 541

    From a nearby box springs another creature,
    Gone, gone the form of man,
    Arise the Demon Etrigan!"
    @Caliban Nice! I just finished reading Evanier's Kirby: King of Comics recently and enjoyed the heck out of it, so happy to see some Kirby Demon stuff in the thread!

  • FlintlockjawFlintlockjaw Posts: 247

    @FlintLockjaw may agree

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    I do!
  • TheMarvelManTheMarvelMan Posts: 149

    (As a kid, his rendition of Gwen Stacy made me fall in love with her - and I was therefore traumatized by the story in Amazing Spider-Man #121-122 -- ha)
    Me too! I feel your pain! In fact, I stopped collecting comics after that! (Talk about trauma!) And when did I resume? In the late #140s when Gwen was back on the cover! (And, yes. Of course I went back a bought all the issues that I'd missed!) I'm gonna sound like quite the old duffer here, but I think it's a real shame that today's young readers will never have that experience (i.e., abject shock at the end of a comic) because of Previews and the web.
  • RobAndersonRobAnderson Posts: 541
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    And when did I resume? In the late #140s when Gwen was back on the cover! (And, yes. Of course I went back a bought all the issues that I'd missed!) I'm gonna sound like quite the old duffer here, but I think it's a real shame that today's young readers will never have that experience (i.e., abject shock at the end of a comic) because of Previews and the web.
    @TheMarvelMan Although I bought all those issues in between -- I agree -- when we saw the hint of Gwen on the cover in the 140's, my heart stopped. As a kid, I thought she was really dead, and, at least for me at that point in the 70's, I was *shocked* that someone could return! (ha)

    So, OK, here's today's cover -- I love these reprints with original covers I missed. Newstand distribution was so spotty!

    This one's by Gil Kane...

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  • TheMarvelManTheMarvelMan Posts: 149
    As a kid, I thought she was really dead, and, at least for me at that point in the 70's, I was *shocked* that someone could return!
    Ditto and Ditto! Ironically, she is one character who has (mostly) stayed dead...
  • FlintlockjawFlintlockjaw Posts: 247
    Yes, folks!
    That's Dave 'Watchmen' Gibbons as the Superhero Editor of 'Tornado' - Big E!

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  • MikeGallagherMikeGallagher Posts: 547
    From left to right they are Fear, Death, Fire and Mortis.
    Mortis causes tissue necrosis on contact, Fire does fire, Death does death and Fear opens his visor to reveal a hideous face which sends the victim mad. He famously tried this on Dredd and declared "Gaze into the face of Fear" which led to what is probably the most famous panel in British comic book history.
    @FlintLockjaw may agree

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    That is my most favorite quote from all of comics. That is what I aspire to. Gaze into the fist of dredd! Brilliant!,,,
  • Does anyone know who owns that page, if it even still exists?
  • CalibanCaliban Posts: 1,352
    The rumour on the 2000AD forums is that Brian Bolland still has it.
    He does have some pages from the same story on his agent's page
    http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryRoom.asp?GSub=85233

    I should have asked him when I met him at London Super comic-con
  • RobAndersonRobAnderson Posts: 541
    Today's 1973 Marvel cover is Cap losing his mind...from Jim Starlin (pencils) and Joe Sinnott (inks)....I wouldn't have guessed the artists on this one, but both comicsDB and comics.org agree on that...

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  • RobAndersonRobAnderson Posts: 541
    Not an 'old' cover but still fantastic.
    @FlintLockJaw Very cool! How recent is it? I have no sense of time with these 2000AD covers, but I'm loving them.

  • WetRatsWetRats Posts: 6,314
    Not an 'old' cover but still fantastic.
    Oooooooooooo... Pretty!
  • John_SteedJohn_Steed Posts: 2,087

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    it made me look up the word "scrotnig"

    :D
  • John_SteedJohn_Steed Posts: 2,087
    and btw: I definitely want to be less of a "Nonscrot" ;)
  • FlintlockjawFlintlockjaw Posts: 247
    It's from last year. There have been some great 2000ad covers recently.
  • CalibanCaliban Posts: 1,352
    Some Marvel UK goodness and Alan Davis on Captain Britain

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  • RobAndersonRobAnderson Posts: 541
    @Caliban Awesome! I bet there's TONS of cool Marvel UK covers I've never seen. Love the Alan Davis (although I thought Tigra had grown a moustache when I first glanced -- LOL!)
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