This week we feature the marvelatlas western titles. Issues 32100 issues 101200 issues 200 issues 301400 issues 401503 volume two volume one bis, 516529 see also variant covers. Yet, the feelings from the memories that this book brings back are strong enough to warrant several clips from the original 1964 spread. Also known as whitman comics, gold key operated from 1962 to 1984. When it comes to comic books, the cover is the first line of defense in creating. Frankenstein marvel comic book cover art by mike ploog marvel comics, old. Pflaum and distributed in parochial schools from 1946 to 1972 its inspirational stories of sports and folk heroes, saints, school kids, catholic living, history, science and similar topics were drawn by artists that included such. In this instalment, we showcase 1940s and 1960s covers for french comic lisette.
Sales could be counted in hundreds of millions, and more than 80% of kids and 90% of teens were reading them. As a kid, i first discovered comic books in 1965 when i saw the tag at the end of the superman tv show that was then in reruns. See more ideas about car magazine, rod, vintage hot rod. Sixissue summer editions were published in 1966 and 1967. Covers of sleazy italian adult comic books from the 1970s and 80s these italian comic books for the discerning gentlemen were popular in the 1970s and 1980s. Silver age comics 19561969 silver age comics provide you with a look into the past, taking you to an era of books that spanned from 1956 to 1969. Comic book cover art is its own specialized form of entertainment. Please consult your local comic book store for more information regarding the decade variant covers. You need to catch the eye of the reader and show some of whats going on within the book s pages, all while not giving too much away. Now, its time to present 26 of the absolute best comic book covers of all time.
Joker 80th anniversary decade variant covers unveiled by dc cbr. A collection of antinazi comic book covers from the. Nov 30, 2009 and other comic book legends revealed and why does batman carry shark repellent. Best comic book covers of the 1960s coolest 60s comic book. Sep 25, 20 wertham was an anti comic book crusader who did some serious damage back in the 1950s. The middle decade of the last century was not a good one for the comics industry. In this video we talk about the absolute best comic book covers of all time including books from the golden, silver, bronze, and copper ages of. The amazing stylistic history of comic books 99designs. I grew up reading comics in the 1970s so my familiarity with the books of this decade is the greatest. They sell at most newsstands and comic book stores. If they dont, its a shame, because a lot of the enjoyment came from these strange little adverts directed at kids. See more ideas about sci fi books, science fiction books, sci fi. Nov 25, 2015 high quality slideshow of norman saunders painted covers for pulps, magazines, paperbacks and comic books from the 1930s thru 1960s. But the best comic book covers are more than a mere minibillboard meant to sell a product.
I wasnt a serious comic collector or anything, so my memories are only based on the ones i had as a kid. If you needed a book to sell, you got neal to do the cover. His covers for the new english library and corgi books in the 1960s established him as a cult figure among scifi fans. New listing supermans pal jimmy olsen surprise vintage comic book. Certainly one the greatest comic artists to ever pick up a pencil, neal delivered great cover after great cover. Gold key comics was an imprint of american company western publishing, created for comic books distributed to newsstands. Books george salters covers giant books gold medal books graphic books greatest book covers greatest novels of all time handi books harmony books hillman books hip hop books.
I have really vivid memories of the human punching bag and the twoway deathrap issues. Earths mightiest heroes, as they were called by marvel, originally consisted of wasp, thor. You need to catch the eye of the reader and show some of whats going on within the books pages, all while not giving too much away. A cover gallery for the comic book justice league of america justice league of america. Joe kuberts mid1960s superhero comic book covers by billy ingram. Fantastic reed richards, his wife invisible woman susan sue storm, the thing ben grimm and the human torch johnny storm. Captain america aka steve rogers is a marvel comics superhero possessing enhanced strength and reflexes given to him by an experimental serum in order to defend the us. High quality slideshow of norman saunders painted covers for pulps, magazines, paperbacks and comic books from the 1930s thru 1960s. Initially, the covers were of the same paper stock as the interiors.
Each value pack is grouped around a theme and provides 2 lbs. Of course there are dozens of others i would have liked to include, but when it. As an entertainment medium, comics were the digital devices of their day. The spacedout covers of 1970s underground comix nsfw. Fumetti featured underdressed women being menaced and molested by men robot men, perverted men, alien men, dead men, men with beards, mummified men, men with knives and monkeys. Remember, comics only cost 10c, right from the earliest days into the early 1960s. Because i am terrible at ranking things, ive just put them in chronological order.
The image has been parodied and paid homage to countless times, and remains one of the greatest comic book covers of all time. With his own publishing company supergraphics, steranko was able to appraise the industry in the remarkable twovolume history of comics, a must read for any graphic artist. Peel, which could not be titled the avengers because of the wellknown marvel comic this also happened when gold key comics released a oneoff in the 1960s. The most memorable comics for me were the ones with ther really bizarre covers. The most awesome comic book covers from the 1960s on this list all do just that. Reprints of william eisners the spirit, published by. A collection of antinazi comic book covers from the 1940s is one of the most relevant books of the year long before america entered world war ii.
He did covers for many well known writers like isaac asimov, a. Check out the covers for the joker 80th anniversary comic. And other comic book legends revealed and why does batman carry shark repellent. These trashy, adult exploitation comics are hugely popular in mexico. Bruce pennington 1944 is probably best known for his unique style and book covers from the 1960s and 1970s. Mar 11, 2014 the image has been parodied and paid homage to countless times, and remains one of the greatest comic book covers of all time. Comic book styles have evolved to match the stories of the heroes. This is good news if you own copies of these rare comic books today. It stated that superman was a character that appeared in action comics and superman magazines, so i had to have some. Jan 21, 20 covers of sleazy italian adult comic books from the 1970s and 80s these italian comic books for the discerning gentlemen were popular in the 1970s and 1980s.
Underdog began in october 1964 and ran an impressive 124 episodes, and stayed on the air in first run episodes and saturday morning syndica. Batman covers tease harley quinns clash with jokers girlfriend. Here are some of my favorite steranko covers for marvel. With comics now established as a lucrative medium, cover images relied less on cheap. Dont take my word for it, just have a swatch at some of the tamer covers below. Super heroes all died out between 1950 and 1955 with only superman, batman and wonder woman and a few smaller ones still being published. In fact, they are among the older and more desirable comics on the market. Sep 03, 2019 comic book cover art is its own specialized form of entertainment. Manhattan in this instalment, we showcase 1940s and 1960s covers for french comic lisette.
Jim steranko turned the comic book industry on its ear when he burst on the scene in 1966. Aug 17, 2017 a collection of antinazi comic book covers from the 1940s is one of the most relevant books of the year long before america entered world war ii, comic book artists and authors addressed the nazi. The avengers are a team of marvel comics superheroes. Volume 1 1904 001200 201400 401600 601800 801904 annuals 1 volume 2 annuals volume 1 957present 957 specials see also supermancovers, adventures of supermancovers, superman. Two that were my most cheriished both belonged to batman. Avengers comic book covers through color current the visual evolution of earths heroes avengers lineup over the years. Scifi artists and illustrators list, freelance artist. This comic was reprinted twenty years later by boom. Here you can find over 23,000 scans of vintage comic book covers, all unwatermarked and yours for the taking.
Comic book adverts of the 1960s70s its been so long since ive opened up a new comic book, i dont even know if they still run ads anymore. Our comic value packs are a fun, affordable way to get a lot of comics without spending much. More often than not, the covers of oldschool horror comics were more baffling than scary. Great comic books of the sixties by billy ingram 1995 article. Jul 12, 2019 book riot has talked about the best comic book artists working today and what makes a great cover in general. Since this is banned books week, ive come to bury dr. Adventure comics volume 1 textless covers adventure. See the comic value packs page for a list of available packs and prices. Best comic book covers of the 1960s coolest 60s comic. Precrisis comic covers 1938 1986 precrisis superman comics 19381986 complete cover gallery precrisis superman specials. The top 100 most industry changing comic book covers of all time. In the 1940s joe kubert was known for illustrating the costumed superhero. Sep 10, 2014 comic book adverts of the 1960s70s its been so long since ive opened up a new comic book, i dont even know if they still run ads anymore.
Oct 28, 2019 explore tommcweeneys board great 60s70s marvel covers. These books cover a wide range of genres, from superhero adventure tales to horror stories, allowing you to select the type of comic that fits your particular interests. Volume 1 1904 001 200 201400 401600 601800 801904 annuals 1 volume 2 annuals volume 1 957present 957 specials see also superman covers, adventures of superman covers, superman. You cant judge a book by its cover, unless its a comic book. Comic book covers presented at cover browser are republished within a fair use context. Theyre generally pocketsized, up to one hundred pages an issue, with four panels to a page. Uncanny xmen 1963 1st series comic books 1960 1969.
Western gunfighters 1956, western outlaws, and western outlaws and sheriffs. Top 75 most iconic dc covers of alltime master list cbr. On the day that i bought this comic, my mom, my brother pat, and myself all went over to stay overnight at merles house, my mothers best friend. Comic books are the exception, as the beauty and awesomeness of a comic books cover is just a. With the history of marvel comics in the 1960s divided into four distinct phases, author pierre comtois explains just how lee, kirby, ditko, et. The team consists of several marvel universe characters and was created by stan lee and artist jack kirby, among others. All spiderman comic book covers from 1967 1970 youtube. See more ideas about classic cartoons, childhood memories and saturday morning cartoons. Joker 80th anniversary decade variant covers unveiled by. Adventure comics volume 2 variant covers, adventure comics volume 2 variant covers, textless covers. If dc had done more covers like this in the 60s marvel might not have buried them. See more ideas about comics, comic books and comic covers. Even seasoned collectors may have problems attaining comics from this era.
He was created by jack kirby and joe simon, serving both as patriotic us propaganda symbol as well as entertainment. The 60 greatest dc comics covers ever, from the golden age to new 52. Originally another jack kirby clone in the same way barry smith was, sterankos style emerged after a few issues of strange tales featuring nick fury agent of shield. After the war, sales dropped dramatically and then continued to slide down throughout the 1950s. Joe kuberts mid 1960s superhero comic book covers by billy ingram. Jul 21, 2018 reprints of william eisners the spirit, published by harvey comics in the 1960s. There are so many honorable mentions that i cant possibly begin to mention them all. Gold key comics was created in 1962, when its parent company western publishing switched to inhouse publishing rather than packaging content for branding. Theyre an artistic statement unto themselves, with some of the best pushing the boundaries of graphic design, controversial subject matter, cultural significance or starting a stylistic trend for better or worse. With his own publishing company supergraphics, steranko was able to appraise the industry in the remarkable twovolume history of comics. The explicitly gory and gruesome covers for mexican comic. Titles like tales from the crypt and house of mystery promised chills but delivered befuddlement.756 1497 1546 171 1173 1016 672 1017 73 212 482 75 959 13 442 602 730 694 555 1578 623 499 970 1158 420 310 1462 864 443 263 46 1450 879 1379 461 801 136 1209 1148 263