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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


Make ANY purchase between now and new years eve on and YOU could WIN a whole years supply of The Amazing Spider-Man comic delivered out to your door each month!

We don’t know if you have heard, but this Spider-man chap is making some waves again this winter with the release of Spiderman: No Way Home, and upon hearing that initial reviews were more than kind (phew) we thought that of all the things we could offer perhaps there might be one or two folk keen on taking the plunge into AMS comics in 2022!

Here is your chance! Make ANY purchase between now and new years eve on and YOU could WIN a whole years subscription of The Amazing Spider-Man comic, with every issue delivered out to your door each month!

We mean, there are worse things you could win, right? And whats more, each copy comes freshly bagged and boarded so that you can keep your copies in nice mint condition for future reading!

We will announce the winner on New Years Day 2022, so that means you have two weeks to get an order in and be in with a chance of being a winner!

So once again, entry is automatic upon purchase of any item and the winner will be chosen at random. Please bare in mind that this competition is only open to those residing in the UK.

See below for a little taster of whats coming in through January/Febuary alone!

Good Luck!

Tell us who YOU would cast as Arthur and WIN a copy of the upcoming AQUAMEN #1!

Out of all actors living or dead, WHO WOULD YOU CAST AS AQUAMAN IN A FEATURE FILM?

When we think of Christmas, of course the first thing that comes to mind, naturally, is Aquaman, and that is why this year we are giving five lucky winners each a copy of the upcoming Aquaman #1 from DC comics!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is COMMENT down below on this post and tell us – Out of all actors living or dead, WHO WOULD YOU CAST AS AQUAMAN IN A FEATURE FILM?

Winners will be picked according to what answers we like best and will notified by reply in the comment section here on the 28th of December!

It would also greatly help us out if you could FOLLOW or SUBSCRIBE our blog here at Wow Comix World, but that’s not need to enter the competition!

Please be aware this is only available to those residing in the UK! The comic will be dispatched as soon as released.

Good Luck!

Aquamen #1 – 22/02/22 – DC Comic

When a suicide bomber in Middle America is revealed as an Atlantean sleeper agent seemingly gone rogue, the Aquamen—Arthur Curry and Jackson Hyde—are on the case. But it soon becomes clear that the tragedy was not just a single bad actor, but the beginnings of a much larger and more dangerous chain reaction…and the heart of an explosive Atlantean conspiracy! If Arthur’s not careful, the secrets he’s keeping—from Mera, Tula, Tempest, Atlantis, the surface, and even Jackson—could cause a rift from which the Aquamen might never recover!

Enter the FREE COMIC GIVEAWAY on our Wow Comix World Facebook page!

If you did not already know, every Wednesday over on our Facebook page we run a free comic giveaway for all of our loyal followers!

If you did not already know, every Wednesday over on our Facebook page we run a free comic giveaway for all of our loyal followers!

Usually we offer out the hottest upcoming pre-orders, full comic sets or some graphic novels and this week its a triple hitter as we offer a choice between the upcoming starting issues of She Hulk, Silver Surfer: Rebirth or Batman: The Knight!

On top of that, once every few weeks we do a bumper giveaway on a Sunday with even bigger and better prizes! So make sure you head over and follow the page so that you can keep up to date with all of our latest news, the latest products, reviews, and also be in with a chance of the hottest upcoming comic releases!

You can head over to the page and enter this weeks giveaway right now! Although be quick, the winners are announced for this one on Sunday 15/11/21! Just follow the link below!


Due to the worldwide Free Comic Book Day having a scattered release in the UK this year, we have decided to put ours back a little so that we can make sure that all of the great free titles are available all together, at the same time.

So our revised date will be Saturday the 11th of September!

Free Comic Book Day you say?

Yup – To participate in Free Comic Book Day, simply go to your nearest Wow Comix shop (Stockport, Stretford or Bury) on the 11th of September and ask a member of staff for a free bag of exclusive Free Comic Book Day comics! Its THAT easy!

Each year, many of the major publishers release a one off special issue in celebration of the day and some of these titles over the years have become somewhat sought after due to the nature of them not being immediately available online!

There are two types of bag you can choose from, one that is child friendly and one with titles more suitable to teens and above. You can select which one you would like!
Only one bag will be available per customer, but fear not, it will be loaded with a great range of titles.

Below is just a tiny sample of what is coming up for FREE on the 11th of September. To see more of the titles that will be available follow this link!