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Old 08-05-15, 01:45 AM
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Back in the 1980s when that cover was drawn there wasn't a lot of consistency as to how Wolverine's claws were depicted. Sometimes they were flat blades like knives; other times they were thicker and rounder like animal claws.

It wasn't until Barry Smith's Weapon X story in MCP that they were definitely shown to be natural claws and not weaponry added when his skeleton was bonded with adamantium.
That's true to an extent, but the way McFarlane drew the claws on the cover is completely inconsistent with how he typically drew Wolverine's claws. Just look at the actual pages from Hulk #340. The claws are drawn in the "animal claw" style. It's obvious he drew that cover the way he did just to make the concept work.

As for Weapon X, it's been a long time since I read it, but I thought we didn't know anything about the natural claws until Wolverine #75, which came a couple of years later?
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Old 08-05-15, 07:59 AM
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Re: What is your favorite comic book cover?

Another cool Wolverine cover: Mike Zeck!



One of my favorite Captain America covers which was Zeck again:

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Old 08-05-15, 09:29 AM
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A few for me, greatly influenced by the contents within, of course:





(with the famous Kirby cover-up)

These are some great choices. You could choose almost any of Byrne's X-Men covers. Even though he was on the book for a few years, he only did about 15 covers. Almost all of them are classics. The cover to #141 (his last) is probably the most iconic. Of course now every time I see it, all I can think of are Solid Snake's comments in the DoFP movie thread from last year where he said something along the lines of the most interesting thing about that cover being the middle aged woman we don't recognize.

And just to keep this from turning into a Mike Zeck appreciation thread, here are a few more that I love. The level of nostalgia is off the charts for these three as they are some of the first comics I ever bought. I still think they're great covers in their own right.

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and my favorite cover ever:
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Old 08-14-15, 10:24 PM
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Old 08-15-15, 06:18 AM
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Gotta get that Hulk/Maurice Sendak cover in a poster!
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Old 07-06-16, 12:10 AM
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Re: What is your favorite comic book cover?

Deadpool is just about the last comic book character that is seemingly allowed to have dialogue on the cover.
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Bumpin' the thread.

I love this cover. Brings a smile to my face every time I see it.

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Re: What is your favorite comic book cover?

I've got lots of favorites but not a lot of time to track them down. I'll start with this one though:



and follow up with this:

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Not enough Art Adams in this thread!





(love the 4th wall break for the magnifying glass on Ant-Man)
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I've got lots of favorites but not a lot of time to track them down. I'll start with this one though:

I've got a poster of that cover.
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Old 12-28-17, 06:14 AM
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Re: What is your favorite comic book cover?

Time for some Adam Hughes' goodness...



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Time for some Adam Hughes' goodness...

I love that Catwoman cover.

I was in a Gordman's with my girlfriend a couple of years ago and they had that image on a wood-mounted poster. I could still kick myself for not buying it.
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Time for some Adam Hughes' goodness...



Hughes has a huge fanbase for a modern artist. I've been following original art sales the past year and Hughes' pieces are always in huge demand. I gave up bidding on them since they would always have fierce bidding competition. His stuff sells better than many other famous artists. He sells on par with Jim Lee, for instance.
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Old 01-02-18, 08:36 PM
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For me it's the famous death of Supergirl issue from Crisis on Infinite Earths. It rocked my world when I first saw this cover. The iconic art by George Perez perfectly encapsulated the moment. Having Superman cry over her dead body was a stroke of genius. You can make out the other heroes mourning silently in the background. Though I wish they had come up with a better tag than "This is it! Double-size shocker!" Rest in peace, sweet Kara Zor-El.

Have to agree with this cover, it blew me away when it first came out and still has a huge impact on me today.
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Old 05-29-19, 10:56 PM
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Your Favorite Comic Book Cover Art

I have several comic book covers printed up on 8 1/2 by 11 in glossy paper up on a couple of my walls in my den. There are so many great covers with amazing artwork - and they look great on my walls!

So many iconic covers. What are some of your favorites?
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Here are some of my favorites...







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Huh. I searched for it, and came up empty. That's why I started this one.

Whatever.
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Re: Your Favorite Comic Book Cover Art

One of the covers I have a deep emotional connection towards is Action Comics #583. It's not Curt Swan's best-drawn Superman cover, but the simple "Goodbye, Superman! We'll miss you!" coming from the various DC characters standing on top of the Daily Planet always gets me. It's always a little sad for me to realize the pre-Byrne Superman disappeared and never really came back (outside of Crisis-related shenanigans).


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​​​​​​*edit* The cover art from the original first annual, pales in comparison.


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