Friday, September 6, 2013

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: Nick Cardy Made Me Buy These!

Nick Cardy was one of DC's top cover-artists in the late 60s/early 70s, utilizing his mastery of layout and design to sell at least one ish of nearly every comic DC pubished, especially during 1972-74. Here is a smidgen, a mere micro-sampling of DC comics Young Groove plunked down his quarters and dimes for in answer to the call of Nick Cardy's artistic genius...


  1. Met Nick Cardy this summer at the Miami comic con. Very old, very nice, very appreciative of his fans.

    There was a poster of his cover for Superman 276 (vs. Captain Thunder) hanging on the wall behind him. I pointed at it, and told him, what is true, that it's one of the best covers of all time. He loved to hear it!

  2. That Spectre cover is powerful, by the way. Hadn't seen it before. Thanks!

  3. Dang! Remember when comic book covers actually had to be good, so you'd snap them out of the spinner rack? Nice stuff! Miss those days...


  4. One of the great cover artists of that period. You can't look at one of Nick Cardy's covers without wanting that comic. Beautiful stuff.

  5. The good thing about B&B or Justice League or Superman in those days is that if they didn't have a Neal Adams cover, then it was one by Nick Cardy - it was a win-win situation.

  6. Nick Cardy was just as good inside a comic. Loved Batlash.



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