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Mary Marvel #5 (Cool Comic Covers #23)

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 is just plain COOL . . . Now, I don’t understand this picture. I don’t know why Mary Marvel is riding a butterfly, since she can fly. I … Read entire article »

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Superman and Wonder Woman Sitting in a Tree (Cool Comic Covers #22)

Superman and Wonder Woman Sitting in a Tree (Cool Comic Covers #22)

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, with all the hoopla about Superman kissing Wonder Woman, I was reminded of a cover image I saw when I was just a young man . . . First, the hoopla. People are getting upset that, in the New 52, Superman and Wonder Woman are romantically linked. Because … Read entire article »

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Adventure Comics #425 (Cool Comic Covers #21)

Adventure Comics #425 (Cool Comic Covers #21)

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 bad day scenario if I’ve ever seen one . . . I hate it when this happens. You know the situation. You’re climbing up a mountain and then you fall, which is okay because you have a safety line, but then you get attacked by a winged … Read entire article »

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Star Wars #52 (Cool Comic Covers #20)

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 cover. No, the coolest thing was that I had the issue before AND after this one! My entire collection, until this point, consisted of random issues … Read entire article »

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Tales of Asgard (Cool Comic Covers #19)

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 Jack Kirby. Originally, these were short stories that ran in the back of Thor’s own book, Journey into Mystery, back in the day. So they never … Read entire article »

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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind vol. 6 (Cool Comic Covers #18)

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind vol. 6 (Cool Comic Covers #18)

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 we take a turn away from American comics and look at the cover to a manga series: I love Hayao Miyazaki. Almost anything he does becomes a favorite for me, and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (the movie) is one of the things that caused me … Read entire article »

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Spider-Man (Cool Comic Covers #17)

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’ favorite Spider-Man comic covers. There’s something special about this character. Visually, he lends himself to some very dynamic images. Case in point: ~ Ben Previous Cool Comic Covers: #16 — The … Read entire article »

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The Brave and the Bold #14 (Cool Comic Covers #16)

The Brave and the Bold #14 (Cool Comic Covers #16)

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 really cool blast from the past! The Brave and the Bold is best known as a Batman spotlight or a team-up book. But, it started out as something of an anthology book. The first few issues were classic medieval fantasy. The Justice League first worked together in the … Read entire article »

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

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, I didn’t see it until maybe a year ago. But I’ve been aware of the creature design for decades, and, like many others, consider it a … Read entire article »

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

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 or something as well. But there are many gorillas in the mist of comic book history, so don’t be surprised if they show up here, featured … Read entire article »

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