Saturday, November 24, 2012
Cover Themes: Surrounded!
Another sweet recurring cover theme I'm partial to:
heroes being surrounded by 'unbeatable' odds!
One of the best series ever, Squadron Supreme,
with a Paul Ryan (the good kind) version of 'surrounded.'
Oh, if only they hadn't retconned that
bullshit explanation that 'the Hulk had never
killed anyone!' What good is a monster if
it doesn't act monstrously--intentionally or otherwise?
First 'Multiple Man' (Jamie)...a big
fave of mine.
Even though it's more of a "This isn't
quite truth in advertising," still a great
cover and a good story...before Byrne
jumped the shark.
Manhunter V Multiplex!
JL Generation Lost!
Some awesome Bogdanove cover art
from the Zero Hour era (ugh!) featuring
most of the different versions of Supes
Understandably, being wrongfully cornered by
pigs seems to be a theme that's popular and
One of my fave Legion covers!
Perez art...the Mystery of Reflecto storyline...
time travel....Dawnstar....the mother lode!
(Geez, Louise! Doesn't it seem that the
1970's Marvel Boy/Quasar gets mind-
controlled an inordinate amount of times?!?)
Before Rosie O'Donnell started her
cruise line, there was the MODAM/
Beautiful Phil Jimenez cover, with Guy Gardner getting his
ass handed to him just an added bonus!
Kubert covers Batman with a frightening
vision of madness during a fun period with
the 8-page back-ups (mostly
hold-overs from the DC Implosion.)
Mysterio always makes for some good stories;
Hell, look what he did to ol' Wolverine in the
"Old Man Logan" storyline! This lead-up to # 200
was a good read, too.
Oohhh! Dig those Seventies street thugs'
dated fashion! Back when a Punisher sighting
was a rare occurrence.
A pretty good read that helped 'merge' the
different characters into one earth post-Crisis.
The whole storyline has been adapted into several
different formats (including the current "Young
Justice: Invasion" storyline.)