A possibly great comic book cover matching each day of the second year, 366 until the pickings get too slim. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era.
While it is pedestrian for this run, Detective is again the pick:
I warned you that these days were coming. I’m going to still try to be objective, but that works both ways – I am not going to mix it up for the sake of variety. While the story here is very confusing, and a defeated hero lying around is not high on my list of subject matter, I still think it’s the best of the day. The motorcycle guy adds the action and is more demonstrative of Adams’s mastery than Batman.
Thor is mostly a poster, but the back-to-back with The Black Knight gives this one a kick:
No story evident but lots ‘o action. Unlike that Batman from a few days ago, there is lots of motion in these knives and spears, just look at the debris flying.
Incredible Hulk comes in third with another cover that will probably rub you one way or another based on your opinion of Keown:
The Punisher’s face is the obvious low point, but Keown’s cartoony style works for me, and I love his detail – look at the folds in The Punisher’s jacket and pants, and how he uses light and dark to conjure the iciness of Mr. Frost’s hand.
As usual DC’s Superman franchise brings us the JOWA:
Why oh why so many of these that I had to experience in my formative years? This could have been one of the first hero comics that I would have bought – but of course I never would have bought this. Superman should be going toe to toe with Luthor, Brainiac, or some other supervillain. As we know fifty years on, that never gets old (that is, if the writers put their mind to it). Instead DC’s editors used the “been there done that” argument as justification for countless issues of the Superman franchise wasted on this kind of thing. Um, your brand in the upper left is “DC Superman”!