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I looked through a lot of Aquaman's series and couldn't find any covers of his comics that I ever owned which slightly surprised me even though I was never a fan of the character. So, I found a cover of one of my favorite comics as a kid that included him on it. I loved this cover and this issue. I was always a sucker for any face-offs against similar type characters, especially when you got into the various Earth counterparts going against each other.

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Re: Comic Book Cover Of The Day

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What happened in 1994 that made you stop liking Todd MacFarlane? I'm not a huge fan or anything, but that seems an odd cutoff given that by '94 he was more or less done as an artist.
Nothing happened, his style just kind of wore thin for me after a few years. I don't dislike his art at this point (like I do Rob Liefeld's art), but I'm just not a big fan.
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Nothing happened, his style just kind of wore thin for me after a few years. I don't dislike his art at this point (like I do Rob Liefeld's art), but I'm just not a big fan.
My favorite period of McFarlane art would be his time on Incredible Hulk and Amazing Spiderman, and even his art on Spiderman was pretty good if the stories were terrible. He really walked the line between realism and cartoony well -- much like Arthur Adams. But as he got famous and popular, he started getting more cartoony/impressionistic -- particularly when he started Spawn at Image -- where it often felt a grim-n-gritty superhero wandering around a cartoon landscape.

Liefeld also followed a similar trajectory; I thought his art of New Mutants was pretty good and dynamic, but as his popularity grew, so did his lack of restraint and it felt like without writers and editors breathing down his neck his craftsmanshiop took a nosedive.
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Re: Comic Book Cover Of The Day

More Nick Cardy...

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Re: Comic Book Cover Of The Day

I had a few old copies of WWT as a kid. Jonah Hex's face always creeped me out.



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My favorite period of McFarlane art would be his time on Incredible Hulk and Amazing Spiderman, and even his art on Spiderman was pretty good if the stories were terrible. He really walked the line between realism and cartoony well -- much like Arthur Adams. But as he got famous and popular, he started getting more cartoony/impressionistic -- particularly when he started Spawn at Image -- where it often felt a grim-n-gritty superhero wandering around a cartoon landscape.

Liefeld also followed a similar trajectory; I thought his art of New Mutants was pretty good and dynamic, but as his popularity grew, so did his lack of restraint and it felt like without writers and editors breathing down his neck his craftsmanshiop took a nosedive.
I actually don't mind the first few issues of Youngblood, but the lack of restraint meant that all of these guys save Larson basically never got back on the monthly schedule. With McFarlane I can look at his earlier art and see what I liked about it but even back in Spider-man it was almost too cartoony. I told the story before about how Marvel artists were upset that his Mary Jane didn't look like Mary Jane and I can totally see that. I still like Liefeld New Mutants/X-Force, McFarlane Hulk/Spidey, and Lee X-men but I don't hold them in as high esteem as I once did, even Lee.
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Re: Comic Book Cover Of The Day

Originally Posted by Spiderbite
I looked through a lot of Aquaman's series and couldn't find any covers of his comics that I ever owned which slightly surprised me even though I was never a fan of the character. So, I found a cover of one of my favorite comics as a kid that included him on it. I loved this cover and this issue. I was always a sucker for any face-offs against similar type characters, especially when you got into the various Earth counterparts going against each other.

Oh man, I bought this issue new that summer (along with all the other issues in the story). Back then, DC would have a big JLA/JSA crossover event every summer, that and all the Annuals were the best part of summers for me as a kid. This story was great as it took place on Earth Prime (our world!) and the heroes were involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis. I don't have any of the issues anymore.
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Old 02-21-24, 01:03 AM
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One of my All-Time Favorite covers by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.

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The great Frank Giacoia inking Big John Buscema's pencil work...

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One of my All-Time Favorite covers by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.
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I had that limited-series in miniature form that I got in packs of cereal if I remember correctly.
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Sub-Mariner is another superhero I don't think I had many, if any comics of other than crossovers. He just never interested me as a character for whatever reason.

But I always liked his odd look that he had in his really early comics. There is a lot going on in this one!

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Love those old Timely comics, especially ones that have covers by Alex Schomburg, he was great. I have this one below, although my copy is missing a small piece of the bottom right corner, otherwise it would be worth some serious bucks.

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Old 02-22-24, 09:18 AM
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Kevin Maguire and Terry Austin. Iconic cover.

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Yep. Bought that one at my local comic shop. I may still have it, but I think I sold it years ago. DC was exciting during that time.

How many times has that cover been ripped off...I mean homaged?

I always liked this cover when they went International. Had a nice, classy look to it.



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Re: Comic Book Cover Of The Day

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Kevin Maguire and Terry Austin. Iconic cover.

I have a nice reproduction of the cover art signed by Maguire.
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Yeah, they really liked riffing off of that cover.









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Classic Steve Ditko. This has always been one of my favorite covers...

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Another great one from Nick Cardy (a name you don't read often enough)...

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One of the most entertaining comics of the last 25 years has been Spider-Girl/The Amazing Spider-Girl. This is a fun, lighthearted cover that captures the humorous side of the title (the humor is sprinkled in like it was on the original Amazing Spider-Man for the first 200 or so issues of that title's run).

Cover by Ron Frenz and Sal Buscema (a great art team).
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Neal Adams.

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I had a few old copies of WWT as a kid. Jonah Hex's face always creeped me out.


I own most of Jonah Hex's classic (Bronze Age) appearances in comics, and I love that one of my higher grade copies of Weird Western Tales is this cover, which I came to learn is a Neal Adams cover. The cover looks really great when you are dealing with a high grade copy of this comic. One of these days, I need to get a CGC copy of Hex's first appearance, as that might be one of only just a small number of classic Hex appearances that I do not own. I even own the three DC Digests that are focused on Jonah Hex (they are kind-of hard to find in decent condition). Anyway, your liking these Jonah Hex covers triggered this huge fan of Jonah Hex. Sorry for the thread drift.
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I own most of Jonah Hex's classic (Bronze Age) appearances in comics, and I love that one of my higher grade copies of Weird Western Tales is this cover, which I came to learn is a Neal Adams cover. The cover looks really great when you are dealing with a high grade copy of this comic. One of these days, I need to get a CGC copy of Hex's first appearance, as that might be one of only just a small number of classic Hex appearances that I do not own. I even own the three DC Digests that are focused on Jonah Hex (they are kind-of hard to find in decent condition). Anyway, your liking these Jonah Hex covers triggered this huge fan of Jonah Hex. Sorry for the thread drift.
Have always loved Jonah Hex. While I own a lot of his original books, including his third appearance iirc, havenít started trying to fill in entire runs yet.

What do you think of the modern stuff? Iíve read the beginnings of the ~2006 and ~2012 runs and really enjoyed both.
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Believe the cover hype, as it is truth in advertising, an incredible gunfight sequence in this issue!
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Have always loved Jonah Hex. While I own a lot of his original books, including his third appearance iirc, haven’t started trying to fill in entire runs yet.

What do you think of the modern stuff? I’ve read the beginnings of the ~2006 and ~2012 runs and really enjoyed both.
I have read most of if not all of the Jonah Hex series that DC put out several years back (I think Palmiotti was one of the writers on a ton of issues in that series), I read the series in TPB format. I actually like it a lot, but it was definitely different from his classic run.

I do not remember it well, but I also did read the Riders of the Worm Hex series, and other modern Hex mini-series, fun stuff with some terrific art. However, I did not keep the modern stuff in my collection. Over the years I have acquired the full run of Bronze Jonah Hex (1-92), and as mentioned most of his Weird Western appearances (including his second and third appearance in okay condition, if it were not for a subscription crease, I believe my copy of his 2nd appearance would be considered at least Fine- - VF-). I do own the majority of issues 1-92 in no less than Fine - VF/NM condition, with the key issues being pretty much in VF-NM, pretty proud about that. It took me at least 4-6 years to get to a point where I owned most of Hex's appearances and in "collectible" condition at that.

Eeek, someone needs to throw up a cover in this thread asap to get it back on track. Lol. I do love that there are other massive fans of Jonah Hex out there in the wild.
ETA: I took my own advice and uploaded a cover, not my favorite Hex cover, but one of my favorite issues.

Another ETA: I just checked, and it is indeed his 2nd appearance that has the subscription crease, however, I also own his 3rd appearance and it turns out that was probably my most expensive Jonah Hex comic to acquire since I paid over $200 for it including getting a break on the $250 sticker price because I bought some other books from this one dealer at I believe the San Jose, CA Comic Con that I used to hit quite a few years back with my Dad (and even my Mom went to one of these cons one year). Obviously, I own his 3rd appearance in pretty sweet condition give what I paid at least 5-6 years back. No nasty "pickle" smell, no obvious damage from water, just a 50+ year old comic that looks pretty sweet for its age.

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I own most of the Bronze Age Jonah Hex run, just missing a few issues. I'd love to see DC issue it as an omnibus, or more likely two omnibuses. That rights deal they gave creators after 1976 is pretty much blocking more Bronze Age runs from being collected thanks to the expensive licensing fees.
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Was going through a friend's comic book collection last night with a few beers and he had several key issues in his collection that he had zero idea they were worth anything. And most of the keys were actually in pretty good shape. He was stunned when I told him what this one is currently worth:


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