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!
See the inductees for March 2022 below!
The Amazing Spider-Man #75 – 1969 – Cover by John Romita
A fine reflective picture of a weary Web-Slinger. Truly iconic
Chosen by Taz Maz
Silver Surfer #4 – 1969 – Cover by John Buscema and Sal Buscema
The ‘Sky-Rider of the Spaceways’ faces Thor on Buscema’s classic cover. This depiction of a showdown on Asgard’s rainbow bridge stands as a great example of dynamic action, pose and character design. Each instantly recognisable and very much a signature of one of the old masters. Check out ‘How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way’ if you want to see how he worked his magic.
Chosen By Andrew Flood
Wonder Woman #600 – 2010 – Cover by Adam Hughes
There are no women like Adam Hughes women, and there are no covers like homage covers. Slap ’em together, and you get this stunning image. The already fantastic cover to Sensation Comics #41 is impeccably reworked by master artist Adam Hughes in a cover that no comic book fan could resist putting on display, and a fitting reward for readers of Wonder woman issue 600.
Chosen by Leo Brocklehurst
Unwritten#43 – 2013 – Cover by Yuko Shimizu
Could have picked any cover from this series. Shimizu drew them all and every one of them was brilliant!
Chosen by Ross Kelly
Tomb of Dracula #1, April 1972 – cover by Neal Adams
A cover that perfectly captures the over-the-top drama and the stunning artwork of the Bronze Age revival of horror comics, following a slight loosening of what the Comics Code would allow. Each issue of this series is a perfectly balanced blend of tense, dark atmosphere and melodramatic histrionics and this cover represents that perfectly, the helpless blonde in a classic Lugosi style Dracula’s arms with an eerie backdrop of forest, castle and moonlight. And that logo is just absolutely timeless!
Chosen by Nathan Harrison
Batman #496 – Cover by Kelly Jones
I’ve never been a fan of Kelly Jones’ artwork if I’m being perfectly honest. Which is why I have to give him credit for this brutal and haunting image from his Knightfall cover gallery, in which, the ghost of Jason Todd cries out for vengeance from beyond the grave. But is it a ghost or merely an expression of Batman’s guilt-ridden conscience? Pain, sorrow, guilt, justice, vengeance, anarchy, chaos: all of these things are happening here!
Chosen by Bryan Lomax
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: DEATH OF APOLLO #5 – 2015 – Mike Meyhew
This watercolor from Mike Meyhew is simply stunning. From a technical standpoint, it’s flawless. The color pallet, the postures, framing, and just how beautiful are those stars!
Thematically, it evokes an emotional depth in which the run itself just missed out on delivering, but given the title, any BSG fan would feel a lump in their throat seeing a scene such as this on the cover.
Chosen by LJ Marshall
Action Comics #393 – Oct 1970 – Cover by Curt Swan
It’s action, suspense, and a key question: why would a kid want to stop Supes from saving his father?
The added bonus of “How Superboy Became Superman” makes this a must-read
Chosen By Liam Ashby
That’s it for this week! Some fine pick’s there from our review team!
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!