I’ve often said that I miss the comics covers of old. Those covers were designed, unlike many of the ones being produced today which are merely mini-posters spotlighting the titular character without giving any indication of the story contained inside, to draw readers in and make them anxious about actually reading the stories contained therein. Of course, this was also a time when comic books could be found all over the place, from newsstands to the local drug store, as opposed to only in specialty comic-book shops, and they were largely focused on catching the eye of someone just passing by the comics rack instead of depending pretty solely on regular readers who are willing to go every Wednesday to get their weekly fix, but that’s a discussion for another time, I suppose. Anyway, “Covering Comics” is going to be a probably irregular series of posts where I take a look at various covers from the past, highlighting some of my personal favorites, or other covers of note for one reason or another.
So with Halloween approaching, I thought this time around instead of looking at a particular series or chain of events or what have you, I’d just give you a peek at some horror related title and covers. I know I have a tendency to say that I’m not going to write a lot about the individual covers and then wind up writing a lot more than I intended, but this time it’s true as I’m just going to put them up without any commentary whatsoever. So enjoy, and Happy Halloween!