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Mary Marvel #5 (Cool Comic Covers #23)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week, after last week’s romantic diversion, we take a look at a cover that is a little less bogged down by controversy and …

Star Wars #52 (Cool Comic Covers #20)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week, a striking Star Wars comic . . . The coolest thing about this comic, when I was a kid, was not the …

Tales of Asgard (Cool Comic Covers #19)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week, Tales of Asgard, a reprinting of some lost-ish Thor stories by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby! But the covers were not by …

Spider-Man (Cool Comic Covers #17)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week, well, we did it for Avengers . . . how could we NOT do it for Spider-Man? And so, Strangers and Aliens’ …

Creature from the Black Lagoon (Cool Comic Covers #15)

It’s Friday! That means another Cool Comic Covers, a weekly (sometimes more!) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week: I’m a relative new fan of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. I didn’t see it at an impressionable age. In fact, …

From Beyond the Unknown #23 (Cool Comic Covers #11)

Cool Comic Covers is a weekly (almost) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week: Comic book covers and gorillas go hand in paw. I don’t know why. I understand there are blogs devoted to the subject and perhaps some college papers …

Fear #1 (COOL COMIC COVERS #4)

Cool Comic Covers is a weekly (almost) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week: I don’t know why I love swamp monsters. It has something to do with the primal idea of the very earth or soil coming alive beneath you, …

“From Beyond the Unknown” #12 (COOL COMIC COVERS #3)

Cool Comic Covers is a weekly (almost) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week: Cavemen on dinosaurs vs. fighter jets. Drawn by Joe Kubert! Does anything else need to be said? ~ Ben Previous Cool Comic Covers: #2 — “Action Comics” #419 …

“Action Comics” #419 (COOL COMIC COVERS #2)

Cool Comic Covers is a weekly (almost) look back at some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This week: I’m not going to say too much about the covers that appear here. If I have some sort of historical tidbit to give, I may elaborate some. …

“Weird Science-Fantasy” #27 (COOL COMIC COVERS #1)

Cool Comic Covers is a new series for the Strangers and Aliens blog. As listeners and readers know, Ben, Steve, and Dr. Jayce are all comic book fans. And comic book covers have some of the most interesting, intriguing, and engaging artwork in pop culture. This series will spotlight some …