Friday, December 2, 2016

2016 Advent Calendar --- day 2

Anyone who has read this blog knows I'm a huge fan of comic books.  As part of this Advent Calendar, and inspired by the In the Mouth of Dorkness podcast, I want to share 5 (A Fistful Of...) comic book covers that are either iconic, in general, or special to me, personally.  So, here's the first collection.  Enjoy.

Charles Vess doing "black costume" Spider-Man...come on.

This cover, by Mike Zeck, is so iconic.  Got me to pick up this issue and I stayed with the book for a few years.  

My favorite superhero artist, George Pérez, drawing my favorite superhero, in what many would define as the Flash's finest moment.  This was the book---when I read the description of its contents in the Mile High catalog [Flash dies?!?]---that introduced me to Pérez.  I never looked back.  

The first comic book I remember, specifically, buying because of the cover art.  John Byrne was "The Man" in the 80s, my golden age of comics, and this was the book that reintroduced the Flash.  I had no idea who Darkseid was, but this image was so compelling, I had to find out what was going on.

Bill Sienkiewicz.  'Nuff said.

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