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Classic covers?

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Yes....My TOS #58, indicates a classic cover. If you look in Overstreet, he notes classic covers on many books. Pretty sure that Fury #5 is noted as a 'classic cover'. Same with Cap. #113. Also, the are a number of GA Cap books that are noted as classic covers (most of these are the WW2 battle covers).

 

That being said, I do not know what constitutes a 'classic cover'. Maybe "arnoldt" can help us out.

 

Chris

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Strange Tales 167 is noted with a "Classic Flag cover" as far as I can remember. I sold my copy earlier in the year so I can't confirm this at this moment. grin.gif

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CLASSIC cvr seems to be geared towards patriotic covers (e.g. Capt Marvel Jr 1940s). Don't have my Overstreet so not sure if grotesque covers like Suspense 3 (Continental, Xela) or robot cover from Fantastic Comics #3 (Lou Fine) are deemed classic.

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I remember reading something to the effect that a classic cover is usually one that has long been used in other areas, such as posters, promotional material, T-shirts, etc. and has progressed beyond a mere comic cover to be part of our collective consciousness.

 

This may be a chicken before the egg conundrum, but I do remember seeing this in print somewhere.

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Yup, Strange Tales #167 is noted in the Overstreet as having a classic flag cover (CGC notes it on the label as well). I think the Overstreet notes that Nick Fury 1-7 have classic Steranko artwork and I was never sure why they singled out #5 with the 'classic cover' tag. I personally think 1, 4 and 7 have better covers, but that's just my opinion grin.gif

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Good call, Hogations....#7 is an awesome cover! So is #1. I like #5 though....kinda reminds you of the old 60's movie posters and album covers. But, any way you look at it, you can't go wrong with Steranko!

 

Chris

 

BTW - Where the hell is Darth today??????

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Rumor has it, if you lick the cover on #7, you'll have Shaman-like visions (Cue in The Doors, "The End")...oh yeah! That's the stuff! cool.gif Gotta wear my glasses so you can't see the size of my pupils! shocked.gifgrin.gif

 

Chris

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Xela Suspense #3 cvr is NOT singled out as classic althought 2 later # Suspense have been deemed classic per Overstreet. Think both devil covers on Mask 1 & 2 may be deemed classic. ASM #1 cvr too new or not classic enough per old guard/collectors?

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