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Weekly Cover Contest Discussion Thread Part Deux17997

CBCS Boomhauer HeinzDad private msg quote post Address this user
I learned I was wrong with my post. Now I’m not certain I have a candidate. The dipshit moron side of me never even read the label.
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Collector lawguy1977 private msg quote post Address this user
@esaravo I struggled finding the right answer because I thought that, too, but a couple sites said that was his first full cover. He had done inks on some prior covers, but I could be wrong. Definitely a learning experience for me. And that being said, I still love the theme this week.
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Whoever created this week's contest should be suspended. It's far too complicated.

It's not that complicated. As long as your choice is within the spirit of the guidelines, just a pick a cover and go with it. It wouldn't be the first time that a cover didn't specifically fit the criteria.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
All the early voting this week is going to make it hard to tell which cover is first.... which is kind of on-theme.
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All the early voting this week is going to make it hard to tell which cover is first.... which is kind of on-theme.
On Wed I'll take care of my bad. If nothing else, I can just vote everyone 3 to even it out.
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I still love the theme this week.

Ditto. This is fun, informative, and highlights an issue that should be addressed.
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All the early voting this week is going to make it hard to tell which cover is first.... which is kind of on-theme.
On Wed I'll take care of my bad. If nothing else, I can just vote everyone 3 to even it out.


A couple other people jumped on the early voting bandwagon after your mea culpa, so don't feel too bad.
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The earliest Joe Kubert cover that I can find is Flash Comics #63. However, I can't find a source to verify that it is his first cover work. If anyone knows of an earlier cover, please let me know.
I can’t confirm it’s his first published cover art, but at least it can be confirmed as his art due to having signed the cover.

Also fwiw, an earlier possibility has been suggested by Jim Vadeboncouer(comics art historian and researcher) that Blue Beetle #26(Oct ‘43) is a Kubert cover.
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If the viagra is working you should be well over a 9.8. xkonk private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks to @steveinthecity for sending me a note on Dave Cockrum, I did some more research and get to update my entry (hopefully, with an assist from Jesse). Cockrum worked on Superboy before hitting it big with Marvel but wikipedia's bibliography doesn't list any of that as cover work. Nick Cardy did the covers for most (foreshadowing!) of the time Cockrum was doing interior work. Cockrum had created a couple of characters that he was going to introduce in the Legion of Super-Heroes, including Nightcrawler and Storm, but then he moved over to Marvel and was put on the returning X-Men book. He drew them on the cover for Giant-Size 1 but Gil Kane drew the rest and (I think) would mostly get credit for the cover, so I didn't use that.

MCS' description for Uncanny 94 just says Cockrum did the art, so I thought that was his cover, but Steve pointed out that it's also signed by Kane. Looking at the MCS descriptions and cover pictures, I also don't think Cockrum did 95, 96, or 97 alone. So his first X-Men solo cover might not be until 98.

But, in any event, Cockrum is credited with the cover for Superboy 199 back before the switch to Marvel. MCS says he did the pencils and inks, except Cardy did the ink on Superboy. I think as far as the contest description goes it would count as Cockrum's cover. And now I know more than I did when I woke up this morning.
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@esaravo @Jesse_O - I found it to be very easy . I just used one of my favorite artists from when I first got into comics, who themselves were fairly new onto the scene at the time. I just wish I had that Micronauts 2 back from CBCS so I could have done my normal CBCS encased entry.

Toughest part for me was choosing between John Byrne and Michael Golden. I ultimately went with Golden as I felt/feel he is the better of the two artists by a hair.
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@xkonk
Yeah, Cockrum did some Superboy/LSH work before landing X-Men with Marvel. I think #199 is the only one he signed, and all the rest are by Nick Cardy and Mike Grell.
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Would this be John Byrne's first comic cover?


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@southerncross
Doomsday +1 #1 came before this. Byrne did the cover on that, but I think everything he did professionally before Doomsday +1 was interior.
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@Byrdibyrd thanks
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@southerncross
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@southerncross
Doomsday +1 #1 came before this. Byrne did the cover on that, but I think everything he did professionally before Doomsday +1 was interior.

I always thought it was Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch #1


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@peterc777
The interior is John Byrne, but that cover is Joe Staton. Byrne did the cover on #2 and that was dated 9/75. His cover on Doomsday +1 #1 is dated 7/75. Since the Charlton books were often bi-monthly, if Byrne had done the cover to Wheelie #1, it would be tied with Doomsday.
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Where's his Bat-package? Byrdibyrd private msg quote post Address this user
Now I'm wondering what Joe Staton's first cover was. He did some pretty nifty painted covers Back In The Day.
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Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch #1
This was a great cartoon in the day.
Along with Speed Buggy & Tinker. Those 70's cartoons were the best.
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Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch #1
This was a great cartoon in the day.
Along with Speed Buggy & Tinker. Those 70's cartoons were the best.

Yeah, they were. Back when cartoons were aimed at an audience above the age of three.
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
Looks like I will be hunting for copies of Web of Horror and Terminator burning earth tonight.
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@peterc777
The interior is John Byrne, but that cover is Joe Staton. Byrne did the cover on #2 and that was dated 9/75. His cover on Doomsday +1 #1 is dated 7/75. Since the Charlton books were often bi-monthly, if Byrne had done the cover to Wheelie #1, it would be tied with Doomsday.

Got it; good to know. Thank you!
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@peterc777
The interior is John Byrne, but that cover is Joe Staton. Byrne did the cover on #2 and that was dated 9/75. His cover on Doomsday +1 #1 is dated 7/75. Since the Charlton books were often bi-monthly, if Byrne had done the cover to Wheelie #1, it would be tied with Doomsday.

Got it; good to know. Thank you!

You're welcome! I'm glad you posted that cover, because until now I didn't know that Byrne did interior art on Wheelie!
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Looks like I will be hunting for copies of Web of Horror and Terminator burning earth tonight.


Yep. They are both going on my ever growing want list.
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Looks like I will be hunting for copies of Web of Horror and Terminator burning earth tonight.


Yep. They are both going on my ever growing want list.


I wouldn't mind a copy of that Tally Ho, but I don't think that's going to be in the cards anytime soon.
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Looks like I will be hunting for copies of Web of Horror and Terminator burning earth tonight.


Yep. They are both going on my ever growing want list.

Burning Earth is an enjoyable read. Wish I still had my original set,.. they were cherry!
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Looks like I will be hunting for copies of Web of Horror and Terminator burning earth tonight.


Yep. They are both going on my ever growing want list.

Burning Earth is an enjoyable read. Wish I still had my original set,.. they were cherry!


I've been selling a lot of books lately so I splurged and picked up a set tonight. Bought a #1 CGC 9.6 on Ebay and bought the rest raw on MCS for about 6 bucks each.
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being an ass and being a clown are two very different things. WMorse private msg quote post Address this user
One of my fav reads...
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