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    Carmine and Joe Kubert were the kings of covers for DC in the 60s. However, everyone has their off-days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ish Kabbible View Post
    Carmine and Joe Kubert were the kings of covers for DC in the 60s. However, everyone has their off-days
    I get the comic bent in your remark. But at risk of taking something seriously that is meant to be ridiculous, I would argue that this cover was very on the mark. Flash comics were not meant to be taken entirely seriously. It's clear John Broome was having a lot of fun in his stories. Infantino's whole object in his covers was to get the kids to buy these comics. He purposely made covers that irritated the eye, got ones attention, and made it difficult not to buy these comics. This is a cover that has been heavily referenced, a lot of people have had fun at its expense--how much is it selling for these days? I would say it was completely worthwhile and not a bad cover at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothos View Post
    Not to be too offtopic--

    But are most of you scanning these covers yourselves, or are you aware (as I am not) of some vast treasure-trove of cover-scans that CBR will accept?

    I know that when I go looking for cover-scans I can never find anything that will reproduce properly here.
    I just scan my own and resize, most of the time. Images taken from online mostly seem to be too small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony ingram View Post
    I just scan my own and resize, most of the time. Images taken from online mostly seem to be too small.
    You have some real nice books, Tony. It DID look like you were posting scans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by An Ear In The Fireplace View Post
    I get the comic bent in your remark. But at risk of taking something seriously that is meant to be ridiculous, I would argue that this cover was very on the mark. Flash comics were not meant to be taken entirely seriously. It's clear John Broome was having a lot of fun in his stories. Infantino's whole object in his covers was to get the kids to buy these comics. He purposely made covers that irritated the eye, got ones attention, and made it difficult not to buy these comics. This is a cover that has been heavily referenced, a lot of people have had fun at its expense--how much is it selling for these days? I would say it was completely worthwhile and not a bad cover at all.
    Agree. I feel like buying it myself 60 years later...
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    Quote Originally Posted by icctrombone View Post
    I suppose that i could fill up an entire thread with just Neal Adams covers...
    True. but we should include his greatest covers. ;wink;



    There are too many great Adam's Batman covers.



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    Okay. Here we go...
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    Quote Originally Posted by icctrombone View Post
    Okay. Here we go...
    Good one.

    And yes we could fill this thread with his covers.
    I love this one because it's from my favorite Adam's Batman story

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    Greatest covers are powerful images and beg for you to pick them up.

    BTW, I search my database for covers then go to the net to pull images. Trying to load from my computer files is sort of clunky. Unfortunately, sometimes a site will retract the image and later viewers see a blank.



    Definitely gets your attention. Crazy Corben kinda Heavy Metal-ish cover.



    The 70's had some really trippy stuff, and Alex Nino is one of the most psychedelic artists ever.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormel View Post
    Well, I use www.coverbrowser.com

    and sometimes also uncannyxmen.net when I'm looking for specific X-Men stuff, particularly more obscure titles.

    And I also find that www.comicvine.com has a good collection of hotlinkable/uploadable cover scans and interior artwork scans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondobrode View Post


    The 70's had some really trippy stuff, and Alex Nino is one of the most psychedelic artists ever.
    To be honest, that's seriously the kind of stuff that I associate with the actual year of 1994.



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    [QUOTE=hondobrode;16176675]Greatest covers are powerful images and beg for you to pick them up.

    BTW, I search my database for covers then go to the net to pull images. Trying to load from my computer files is sort of clunky. Unfortunately, sometimes a site will retract the image and later viewers see a blank.



    This cover has me wishing i was a rocket.
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    I use Photobucket and just copy the images from the covers that I upload.
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    I just like the face on Barry on this cover
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    I always liked this cover for 2 reasons;
    1. Gene Colan was the best Ironman and Submariner artist and it was nice to see him do both on the same cover/book
    2. it takes a lot of firepower to tear the armor off Shellhead.

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