Comic Book Covers

Apr 16

The Avengers #119, January 1974, cover by John Romita and Gaspar Saladino

The Avengers #119, January 1974, cover by John Romita and Gaspar Saladino

Apr 15

Batman #73, October 1952, cover by Dick Sprang and Charles Paris

Batman #73, October 1952, cover by Dick Sprang and Charles Paris

The Amazing Spider-Man #128, January 1974, cover by John Romita

The Amazing Spider-Man #128, January 1974, cover by John Romita

Superman #202, January 1968, cover by Curt Swan

Superman #202, January 1968, cover by Curt Swan

Amazing Spider-Man #41, October 1966, cover by John Romita

Amazing Spider-Man #41, October 1966, cover by John Romita

Apr 14

onepanel:

Kryptonite Handbook!
May 1983

onepanel:

Kryptonite Handbook!

May 1983

kurtbusiek:

marvel1980s:

Marvel Age Annual#1 1985, cover by Kerry Gammill and Tom Morgan.

I edited this cover, and it was a nightmare.
I put together reference shots of all these characters (this was long before Google), so Kerry would know what their current costumes were, stuff like that. He drew the cover and sent in the pencils — but he threw out all the reference Xeroxes I made him. So I had to do it all over again for Tom Morgan. [Actually, if I’m remembering correctly, Joe Sinnott was originally slated to ink it, but by the time he got the cover, he’d run out of time, and so he had to send it back. And who knows, he may have been frightened off by all those characters. But he returned the reference Xeroxes, too.] Luckily the colorist (Paul Becton, I think) didn’t need reference.
Great cover, though…

kurtbusiek:

marvel1980s:

Marvel Age Annual#1 1985, cover by Kerry Gammill and Tom Morgan.

I edited this cover, and it was a nightmare.

I put together reference shots of all these characters (this was long before Google), so Kerry would know what their current costumes were, stuff like that. He drew the cover and sent in the pencils — but he threw out all the reference Xeroxes I made him. So I had to do it all over again for Tom Morgan. [Actually, if I’m remembering correctly, Joe Sinnott was originally slated to ink it, but by the time he got the cover, he’d run out of time, and so he had to send it back. And who knows, he may have been frightened off by all those characters. But he returned the reference Xeroxes, too.] Luckily the colorist (Paul Becton, I think) didn’t need reference.

Great cover, though…

G.I. Combat #246, October 1982, cover by Joe Kubert

G.I. Combat #246, October 1982, cover by Joe Kubert

Teen-Age Dope Slaves #1, April 1953

Teen-Age Dope Slaves #1, April 1953

The Incredible Hulk #20, November 2000, cover by Ron Garney and Sal Buscema

The Incredible Hulk #20, November 2000, cover by Ron Garney and Sal Buscema