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Steven Myers
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Posted: November 12 2023 at 5:24pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Michael Golden covers attracted me to many comics he did not draw the interiors for, such as She-Hulk, Defenders, and Rom. Ironically, perhaps his best interior comic, Avengers Annual #10, did not have a Golden cover!
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Harry Dounis
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Posted: November 12 2023 at 6:26pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

This one continues to stay at the very top for me, in that it solidified Doom as my favorite. How it conveyed his defiance just spoke to me.

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Brett C. Flechaus
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Posted: November 12 2023 at 11:58pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I very much enjoy the Professional "Cover Artists" of the last few decades, such as Jeff Johnson, Adam Hughes, Jae Lee & Brian Bolland.  In earlier Decades Neal Adams & Gil Kane were titans.  A good inker on Kane, as in a few of those early Iron Man covers, The one above & the one (#46) with the Guardsman were great!  I don't think Michael Golden or George Perez, ever turned in a bad cover.    I'd like to throw in Rich Buckler's DC covers (pre 1980's), especially on Justice League, where he really seemed to lend a Marvel vibe, to DC covers.
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Eric Jansen
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Posted: November 13 2023 at 10:18am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Ed Hannigan--So many covers I loved turned out to be either illustrated or laid out by him.

Dave Cockrum--A lot of his random covers (GHOST RIDER, MS. MARVEL, DAREDEVIL) are some of those series' very best.

Neal Adams--Of course his are amazing, but special shoutouts to his 60's SUPERBOY covers and his "return to DC" covers in the mid-70's (FLASH, SUPERMAN).

Jack Kirby--Really love his "return to Marvel" mid-70's covers, especially on characters he was unconnected to (GHOST RIDER, TIGRA, DEATHLOK, Vision-centric AVENGERS, Falcon-centric CAPTAIN AMERICA).

Will Eisner--His newly painted covers (usually wraparound) for the late 70's/early 80's SPIRIT magazine are truly beautiful.

Honorable mention to Gil Kane, Alex Ross, Brian Bolland, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Paul Gulacy, Mike Kaluta, Earl Norem, Jim Starlin, and Steranko!

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Giorgos Goumas
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Posted: November 13 2023 at 11:04am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I would like to add that Joe Kubert did many fabulous covers too
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Ron Grant
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Posted: November 13 2023 at 5:44pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Always loved Nick Cardy covers sadly he is often over looked 

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Tim O Neill
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Posted: November 14 2023 at 1:05am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

John Byrne has done all of my favorite covers!

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Paul Wills
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Posted: November 14 2023 at 5:46am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Ha! Agree, Tim.
One of my favorite JB covers is this one. When I first saw it, it blew me away! Funny that it happens to be a book not really associated with Byrne
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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: November 14 2023 at 12:15pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I love how that cover is violent but at the same time not violent. Though it kinda irked me that it was a regular-sized #200 issue!
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John Popa
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Posted: November 14 2023 at 2:43pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Zeck's a terrific cover artist, I bought the Deathstroke book in the 90's purely for his covers!
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John Byrne

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Posted: November 14 2023 at 2:59pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Strange color scheme on that DD cover. So bright and cheery!

And note how the colorist “fixed” it by adding a horizon!

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Brian Miller
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Posted: November 14 2023 at 3:58pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Did you also do that UPC box?
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