THE HALL OF WOW – Inductees, June 2022


Each month our team of writers each submits a classic or modern cover that they deem worthy of entering into the esteemed HALL OF WOW. At the end of each month, we ask our loyal followers over on our Wow Comix World Facebook page to vote on their favorite as part of our big giveaway!

This month sees us return from a little hiatus (due to all the chaos of moving into our new location!) But its good to be back! Lets just pretend the last couple of months are still stuck in the Phantom Zone eh…

See the inductees for June 2022 below!

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Blade Runner: Marvel Super Special, September 1982 by Jim Steranko.

This cover sits alongside the movie wonderfully, and while there are artistic choices and depictions which differ, so much of it conveys the aesthetic of my favourite film perfectly.
With a similar palette to that employed by Syd Mead in some of his concept paintings, Jim Steranko does a wonderful job of transporting us to a rain-slick, neon-washed future.

Chosen by Andy


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Daredevil #189 -December, 1982 – Cover by Frank Miller

Inspired by Shogun Assasin artist Goseki Kojima, this superb cover by Miller and Janson is super sharp!

Chosen by Taz


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Amazing Spider-Man #151 – September 1975 – Cover by John Romita

One of the greatest Spider-Man covers. Period! This cover depicts the most iconic iteration of Spider-man (by none other than John Romita SR.)  Combined with an incredibly detailed, awesome sewer scene with Spidey ready to do battle. No 70’s Spider-man cover compares in my opinion, Romita is at his best and it shows with one of the most eye-catching front covers to ever cross your eyes!

Chosen by Leo


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Action Comics #1 (New 52) – Nov 2011

Artists Rags Morales and Brad Anderson.

A new kind of Superman. Or an attempt to return Superman to something like the 30’s original. A running, jumping all-action street level Superman. (No flying here) A bold idea for the New 52 and perfectly captured in this kinetic cover as an outlaw Superman coolly outpaces the chasing police.  This Superman was fresh and young and filled with the rock and roll spirit. Unfortunately he didn’t last. He was never going to. But I enjoyed it while it did.

Chosen by Ross

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Batman #393 – December 1985 – Cover art by Paul Gulacy and Anthony Tollin

Batman 393 looks like a shot from a movie that might have been lit by cinematographer Roger Deakins. It’s beautifully inked, with the torchlight giving a warm glow to Batman, whilst casting shadows of darkness all around him. It looks gorgeous!

Chosen by Brian


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Conan #178 – January 1986 – Cover Art by John Buscema

A brightly (and somewhat strangely) coloured action shot that caught my attention because… he’s about to pounce on a defenseless, anonymous woman with 800lbs of cat. Why?

Eye-catching to say the least…

Chosen by Liam


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V For Vendetta #1 – September 1988 – Cover Art by Alan Moore & David Lloyd

A wonderfully apt cover kicks off Moore and Lloyd’s iconic V for Vendetta story. V himself is of course the ultimate man of mystery and here we can just about make him out in the mirror, walking into the shadows, away from his dressing table where the icon mask and wig sit, patiently awaiting their next outing. Love it.

Chosen by LJ


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Superman: Son of Kal-El #2, August 2021 – cover by John Timms

A stunning recent cover for one of DC’s most exciting new series. Much of the character
development of Jon Kent has been around his taking on the mantle of his father and the
responsibilities that come with that and here we see him alone, isolated and almost pushed off the
cover of his own comic by the immensity of the legacy the symbol on his chest represents.

Chosen by Nathan


That’s it for this week!

Have you got any of these classic covers? Which of this week’s selections would you vote for!? Let us know in the comments! And don’t forget that you can see all of the HALL OF WOW featured covers by heading over there right now in the menu above!



Wow Comix Presents – Beano Fan Fest 2022! – Stockport Merseyway Shopping Centre – Saturday, August 20th

That’s right folk, if you didn’t know already, we here at Wow Comix LOVE the Beano! And we know we are far from alone, as so many of you have previously attended our Beano days at one of our stores before, it was always a no-brainer to go again! So here it is, Saturday, 20th of August! Mark it down!

Beano Fan Fest is a free-to-the-public Comic Convention presented by Wow Comix Event in association with the Merseyway Shopping Centre. There will be free activities, trader stalls, and a chance to meet artists and writers from the nation’s number one comic!

To keep up with the goings-on in the lead-up to the event, make sure you are following our socials! In particular, our events page for the Beano Fan Fest, Which you can find here!, or our Wow Comix Stockport Facebook page!

Let’s take a look at who we have announced so far!

Nigel Parkinson

Well we could not have a Beano Fan event without Nigel Parkinson.

Nigel is of course the very popular artist of Dennis The Menace and we are delighted to announce he will be attending Beano Fan Fest in August.

If you are looking for a unique gift how about some original artwork from a comic legend?


Lew Stringer

Come along and meet Lew Stringer. Lew is one of the legends of the British comic industry, having produced hundreds of fantastic cartoon strips in a career spanning four decades. His work has regularly appeared in Beano and Dandy. Lew is also the creator of such fondly remembered characters as Combat Colin (for Marvel UK) and Brickman.


Laura Howell


We are pleased to announce that appearing at Beano Fan Fest is Laura Howell.

In 2006 Laura became the first woman to draw for the Beano and is currently the artist in charge of everyone’s favorite pigtailed powerhouse, Minnie the Minx. She has also drawn and written for many publications including Viz, The Dandy and comic adaptations of Angry Birds.


Nika Nartova


We are very pleased to say that artist Nika Nartova will be joining Beano Fan Fest. Nika regularly works as the colourist on Dennis The Menace as well as Beano covers and various other strips in the comic.

Nika is based in Liverpool and has worked as colourist for Nigel Parkinson for over 15 years. Come along and see her super fast colouring style at work.


Marc Jackson

Joining Beano Fan Fest is the creator of Beano character Lenny The Lettuce, our good friend Mr Marc Jackson.

Marc is well known to many within the comic industry and fandom for his many quirky characters, his work on Beano, and as an undiscovered rap star!!

Marc is also the creative mind behind Macc-Pow comic arts festival which will be happening soon. Check the Macc-Pow pages for full details of guests and events and start times.

More to be announced soon!