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The Top 50 Most Memorable Covers of the Marvel Age, Day 14 Wild Card Results!

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 (that were chosen by you folks from the Wild Card entries)!









I only voted for the three up top, but I can definitely see a case being made for the next two. Less so the bottom two, but that’s OK.

I voted for the DD one, the Infinity Gauntlet one, the Shadowcat one, and the Hawkeye one.

The Wolverine one doesn’t strike me as particularly memorable, to be honest. I think it’s more the story inside that’s memorable. Even then, it was the last page of the prior issue that everyone remembers best.

The two Spider-Man ones are both good, though. I can understand both of them making it, even though I didn’t vote for them.

With such a great selection, everyone’s bound to be disappointed about some omissions, but overall a great list. I voted for DD and the Avengers. I’m especially glad the Avengers made it. Much as I love these covers, very few have actually coaxed me to buy a comic I wouldn’t ordinarily buy, but that Hawkeye/Ant-Man cover I just had to check out…

Surprised Infinity Gauntlet #1 beat out #4. Such a simple, great cover.

I knew Howard the Duck 8 was a long shot. Oh well.

I can’t fault any of these choices, though. Infinity Gauntlet 1 is one of my favorite covers ever.

It just occurred to me that X-Men #133 is probably the first comic ever to feature Wolverine center-stage on a cover (in a commanding role, he’d been punched out center-stage before), not to mention having a solo adventure in the story itself. To think in a few years he’d be all over the place, often several times a month!

Don’t Blame Me – I Voted For Howard

Hey Brian, any chance we can see the full results? I’m curious where the 5 I voted for that didn’t make the cut placed.

Fair enough, S, here is the order they received votes…

Daredevil #181
Amazing Spider-Man #1
Avengers #223
Uncanny X-Men #168
Infinity Gauntlet #1
X-Men #133
Amazing Spider-Man #300
Fantastic Four #258
Web of Spider-Man #1
Transformers #5
Uncanny X-Men #268
Avengers #181
Avengers #221
Infinity Gauntlet #4
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #1
Amazing Spider-Man #151
Uncanny X-Men #173
New X-Men #116
Thor #366
Daredevil #183
Strange Tales #135
New Mutants #21
Captain America #113
New Mutants #38
X-Men #111
Captain America #110
Fantastic Four #5
Daredevil #232
Daredevil #184
Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 2) #36
Moon Knight #23
Power Man and Iron Fist #50
Wolverine: Origin #2
Avengers (Volume 3) #19
Fantastic Four #46
Captain America #286
Thunderbolts #1
Daredevil #1
Avengers #89
Daredevil (Volume 2) #32
Howard the Duck #8
Howard the Duck #1
Daredevil #158
Amazing Spider-Man #316
Daredevil #189
Daredevil (Volume 2) #1
Ghost Rider (Volume 2) #15
Marvel Comics Presents #79
New Mutants #39
Tales of Suspense #59
Thor #127
Daredevil #227
Amazing Spider-Man #3
Captain America #176
Fantastic Four #57
The Spectacular Spider-Man #2 (Magazine)
Strange Tales #146
Son of Origins of Marvel Comics
Uncanny X-Men #176
Amazing Spider-Man #301
G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #46
Avengers #172
Giant-Size Avengers #4
Daredevil #230
Marvel Comics Presents #72
New Mutants Annual #1
Iron Man #170
Daredevil #169
Incredible Hulk #102
Marvel Comics Presents #84
Tales to Astonish #27
Iron Man #47
Daredevil #200
Captain Marvel #17
Daredevil (Volume 2) #26
Tales to Astonish #93
Ultimate X-Men #1
Tales of Suspense #58
Captain America #117
Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 2) #30
Marvel’s Greatest Superhero Battles
The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 (Magazine)
Journey Into Mystery #85
Incredible Hulk #105

I voted Howard too – had that issue hanging on my wall for a long time. Also started a “Howard for President” campaign at my highschool briefly once upon a time (I’m 25, so we’re talking Howard vs. Bush and Gore)

I voted for the Daredevil, Spidey/FF and Kitty covers, so I’m glad to see they made it! Satisfied with the other results too – was hoping New Mutants 21 would make the cut, but I can’t argue with the ones that did.

Darn, FF #258 missed the cut! Not enough FF covers in there IMO.

I only voted for the three up top, but I can definitely see a case being made for the next two. Less so the bottom two, but that’s OK.

Funny enough, although I’ve been too busy of late to vote, I nonetheless had the same exact reaction.

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