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Sketching silver-age Covers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve W Sep 5, 2019. 10 Replies

One of my hobbies (well my main hobby actually) is re-drawing covers from the silver-age and trying to make them as close as I can to the originals.  I draw by eye only - no tracing allowed. One of…Continue

Tags: drawing, covers, silver-age

Superman's birthday

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Blanchard Sep 26, 2017. 13 Replies

Whilst hunting thru the internet looking for comic covers to post relating to the letter "K", I came across this extremely interesting posting about the actual date of Superman's birthday. I'd always…Continue

Tags: birthday, superman

Leo Baxendale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Blanchard May 29, 2017. 12 Replies

I realise you’re not generally big followers of British comics, but I need to flag up a notification I received last week of the sad death of Leo Baxendale.Leo Baxendale was a very important artist…Continue

Tags: baxendale, leo, british, beano

I'm no comic artist but....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Mantle Apr 12, 2017. 13 Replies

I love to draw.  Specifically I love to draw my favourite silver-age covers. I recreate them, drawing them at approximately double the size of the originals (that's A3, or 16.5" by 11.7" for those…Continue

Tags: art, silver-age, drawings

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Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Like Marvels before it, many of the Astro City stories were person-on-the-street POV. In this case, no doubt that this isn't a bird or a plane."
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Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"I don't remember the story, but I really love this cover"
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Peter Wrexham replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"I seem to remember that DC announced the1984 launch of Blue Devil with the slogan "making comics fun again".  Despite thinking "you mean that you think your other comics aren't fun?", I still decided to pick…"
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Dave Palmer replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"I think I was with my grandmother while she was visiting somebody.  Wherever we were I came across a stack of comics.  I knew the Challengers and read this one.  It was scary.  The Challs getting absorbed by the monster stuck…"
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JD DeLuzio replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"This 1964 collection of written and comic stories is probably the first time anyone showed individual Daleks flying-- an effect not realized until the twenty-first century revival of Doctor Who. The cover also features the Gratuitous Ringed Planet…"
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Peter Wrexham replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"As a matter of interest, we saw quite a few covers inspired by Flash #123 during March 2019, when the theme was "Homage and Parody Covers".  Take a look here, here or here."
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Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"This cover wasn't made for a spinner rack, but does have a lot of purple on it. G-Dog (as in "who's a good dog?") is a magical combination of a man and a corgi who has super powers. Here's the following cover, a tribute to…"
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Lee Houston, Junior replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Since JD (briefly?) opened that door... I am too young to remember the Beatles first run but am old enough to know they were a lot more than just Sir Paul McCartney's first "backup group". Anyway, while I liked his music with and…"
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Jeff of Earth-J replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"I found many, many, many Marvel comics that were purple on the top third of the cover, which makes sense to me if it is believed that purple attracts the eye. That would be the part the purchaser would see on a typical spinner rack."
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Dave Palmer replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"How about a character wearing purple.  Here is Merryman, the leader of the Inferior Five, a silly comic I enjoyed when it first came out.  Here he is facing off against another character wearing purple who looks like another character who…"
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JD DeLuzio replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Wait.... So it's favorite purple covers? I do prefer these guys, however:"
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Lee Houston, Junior replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"By coincidence, I do have a "purple" cover to share with everyone. From my early reading days, the Nick Cardy cover was eye catching (especially Lois) and the interior stories enjoyable, but it would still be years before I ever saw a…"
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Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"This one happens to be purple, but I picked it because I like the composition."
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Jeff of Earth-J replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Lotsa purple in this one, and it's also a favorite Sienkewicz of mine."
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Peter Wrexham replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"So, let's see, the theme of the month is favourite purple covers now?  Well, I had been intending to keep this one for the JSA's anniversary month in November.  However, it's very definitely purple, and it's also one of…"
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Philip Portelli replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"I got this one signed by Dave Cockrum!"
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