Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: John Romita, Sr. Presents...

We know that John Romita, Sr. created some of the most iconic and awe-inspiring Spider-Man covers of all time (and Ol' Groove'll be sharing some of 'em in the future). But know ye this: as Marvel's art director during a huge chunk of the Groovy Age, the Jazzy One treated us to some superb work on the covers of Marvel mags featuring the debuts of new characters and new costumes. When you saw one of these iconic, pin-up style covers, baby, you just knew something big was gonna happen in that particular ish! Heck, even if nothing big did happen, you had a comic with a far-out cover! Here are a few of my faves...

What about you, Groove-ophile? What are some of your favorite non-Spidey-starring John Romita, Sr. covers?


  1. Man, all those covers were all so dynamic! I remember owning them too! But the Luke Cage cover to me was love at first sight, and what was inside didn't disappoint either.

  2. Ummm... not to be "that guy", but Dracula's daughter is HOT!

  3. AWESOME covers! And not a digitally colored piece in the bunch. How about that?

  4. Best one's there have to be the Luke Cage one, which is like a poster for the greatest Blaxploitation movie never made, and the Ms.Marvel one, which I vividly remember grabbing off the shelf the day it came out. And although it's very similar to the Subby one, and it has the worst, campest costume design ever, the first Killraven cover is pretty cool.

  5. John Romita was the first artist I was able to recognize when I was a kid. He quickly became my favorite......and I was always enthralled by his covers and that great brushwork. The figures have power!

    And I agree with Joe.....those colors are terrific.....

  6. More Romita covers to come, Groove-ophiles! We've only begun to get jazzy!

  7. A great assortment - truly a testimonial to Romits's posterrific punch!!



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