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November 10, 2006

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Loren

How do you always find these great scans of covers? I love how you take us down a thematic and nostalgic lane with these "Cover to Cover" entries. Oh, by the way, I was in the comic book store the other day and found an issue of Shazam! #6 with that ghastly cover of Captain Marvel reading to those kids. I immediately thought of your entry and had to snatch it up. Lord, it's hideous!

PS - After a month of election campaigning, I'm back!

Mark Engblom

Hi Loren....welcome back!

"How do you always find these great scans of covers?"

My primary source is the Grand Comics Database at Comics.org. It's a very comprehensive collection of just about every comic book ever published. Most of the scans are of very good quality, and the ones that aren't I can get elsewhere on the internet. You can find a link to the site under my "Comic Book History" sidebar category to the right.

As for tracking the images down, well, that's just good, old-fashioned research using a variety of methods. Many comics I've seen before and know where to look, but others have to be hunted down using hunches of mine, tips from other comic-themed websites, and sometimes through just plain old dumb luck.

"I love how you take us down a thematic and nostalgic lane with these "Cover to Cover" entries."

Thanks, Loren. I appreciate that. It's a subject close to my heart, so it's alot of fun for me, too...but it's great to hear others enjoy the themed approach. It would be easy to just slap a bunch of themed covers together with no additional material on my part, but I prefer to inject the survey with some fun and a sense of continuity.

"I was in the comic book store the other day and found an issue of Shazam! #6 with that ghastly cover of Captain Marvel reading to those kids."

LOL! Congratulations...I think! Yeah, that's one of the all-time worst covers I've ever seen...though I hope to get back into tracking down more before long.


John Phelan

Must resist urge...

can't do it...

HULK SMASH DRUM!

HULK JUST WANTS REDCOATS TO GO HOME AND LEAVE HULK ALONE!


Mark Engblom

LOL! Absolutely, John. Can't you just picture it? As a kid, I still remember seeing that image in an ad promoting the calendar and thinking it was mighty strange, to say the least. I recently saw another image from the calendar somewhere on the internet, picturing Thor interacting with Benjamin Franklin during his famous kite flying/lightning experiment. Weird, yet endearing, stuff.

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