Friday, November 30, 2012

Grooviest Covers of All Time: Dick Giordano Made Me Buy These!

Dick Giordano was best known as an inker and editor, but he was also one heckuvva cover artist as well! Just check out this dazzling dozen DC quarter-grabbers...!


  1. Not only have I always enjoyed that Lois as Gulliver cover but Fred Hembeck once credited me as inspiring him to do his own version of it when I wrote about it once.

  2. Heck yeah! One thing even better than solo Giordano covers are the Andru & Giordano covers! I think those two must have done 90% of DC's covers from 78-83!

  3. Dick Giordano's covers are very, very good, but they lack that little extra 'oomph' that the Neal Adams covers had (which Dick G. usually inked) in the '60s and '70s.

    Chris A.

  4. Captain Comet at his most dynamic. Why he - or Orion for that matter-wasn't in the Conway JLA baffles me. The Beowulf and Freedom Fighters covers just scream Seventies: ("Skragg"? Really?!). I have happy memories of that JLA Giant. Was it the last one before the Super-Spec format?

  5. These covers are fantastic. I have to say, however, that I was unaware that mastery of time included the ability to make clock hands come to life and do your bidding.



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