Monday, January 24, 2011

Grooviest Covers of All Time: Classics from Our Pal Sal

What it is, Groove-ophiles! During the early '70s, Our Pal Sal Buscema drew many a cover for Marvel Comics. Before long, he became so busy (drawing 3 or 4 titles a month sometimes) that his cover-work slowed down to almost nothing. But during those early days--WOW! There's no way you could pass these up when you spun that comic rack! Help yourself to a heaping handful, baby!

What are some of your faves? Let Ol' Groove know and I'll dig 'em up and run 'em in a future post!


  1. They are all so cool, I just can't choose. The more you post, the more I enjoy.

  2. Sal's always been one of the most underated artist at Marvel. The man did so much work it's mind boggling. Everything from his stint on Subby in 1970. To his work on Rom: Space Knight! I loved his Avengers, Defenders, Spectacular Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Rampaging Hulk B & W mag & Nova the Human Rocket just to name a few! WWhheewww!!

    My all time favorite has to be his work on the Sub-Mariner. Especially the Subby vs Hercules issue & the 1st Defenders story in issue #34. The defenders vs The Avengers in #35! His stint on the Defenders, Hulk & Nova. Keep um coming Groovster! Love your outta sight website.

  3. Man seeing those covers is like meeting old friends! Sal Buscema's covers were always a "treat" to my eyes. I want to shout out a big "THANKS" for your great sight.

  4. How could you leave out Avengers #71

  5. Sal was one of the best... my favorites are Fantastic Four 122 and Captain America 128.

  6. Cap 155-would make great Marvel Movie.Captain America original vs his 1950's imitation.Sometimes imItation Isn't flattering.



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