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The Top 50 Most Memorable Covers of the Marvel Age, Day 13

All the way until December 20th, I will be doings posts featuring seven memorable Marvel covers from the past 50 years (since Fantastic Four #1 came out, the beginning of the “Marvel Age”). I will be posting them in essentially random fashion. It does not matter if a cover shows up today or Day 15, they all have the same chance for your final vote. Once all 105 covers are posted, you all will pick the top 50 most memorable covers in the history of the “Marvel Age” and I’ll reveal your choices to you on December 22nd and 23rd.

E-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com for suggestions for covers that you think should be among the choices for the final vote. Remember, we’re talking “memorable” not necessarily “the best looking” covers. Think covers that get homaged a lot, covers that routinely pop up as part of histories of certain characters, etc.

Read on for the next seven covers!









Number 86 (the Ghost Rider spotlight) has already been on this list (back at number 30), otherwise, some really awesome covers, especially the more X-centric ones and Ultimate Spidey #1.

Thanks Mr. Chris, for the head’s up. I’ll put up the last cut cover.

Some good covers here, but for my money the most iconic of the lot are the Thor/Herc one and Cyclops packing his bags.

The Wolverine image in X-Men #207 was used a fair deal in advertising so for me that’s the cover I have sene most, others are nice but probably wouldn’t make my top 50 covers.

think the x-men one is where cyclops leaves after the dark phoenix saga or runs off with maddilyn pryor. the ff one is a classic one

There’s nothing wrong with that Thor cover, but I truly can’t fathom how it made the cut over at least half of the stuff on the voting list for Day 14. I struggle to imagine even 15% of comic fans finding it to be a more memorable cover than Amazing Spider-Man 300 or Daredevil 181. It’s one of only two covers on this list that I’ve never seen before in my life. The other was the Iron Man one that the movie poster was inspired from, so it at least makes sense why it would be here.

Ed (A Different One)

December 19, 2011 at 10:08 am

Never liked those early Ultimate Spider-Man covers, let alone #1. The trend of having a generic pin-up as your cover found it’s purest expression in those early USM issues.

Never liked them. But, hey, that’s me . . .

For me, Ultimate Spider-Man #1 and Uncanny #207 are the only two here I consider memorable. Both of these two are memorable for the same reason too in that I don’t like either image and remember being annoyed at how often they were both used in advertisements and such for a long time by Marvel.

I like the X-Men cover for two reasons: I loved album issues before continuities got out of control, and I think I won a prize in that Toys R Us contest!

I like how skinny and creepy Ultimate Spidey looks on that first cover.

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