Welcome to my gallery of classic comic covers. I've been collecting comic books for over 25 years and made this web site to share some of my favorite covers. All of the covers, with a very few exceptions, are (or were) from my personal collection. Have a question or a comment? E-mail me, my name's Ben.

Golden-Age Comic Cover Gallery

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Batman and Robin super-hero and war comics Feldstein Junior comics good girl and romance comics Crime Suspenstories 22 crime and horror comics
super-hero and war comics good girl and romance comics crime and horror comics
Current Scan Count
Super-Hero & War: 69 Covers
Good Girl & Romance: 63 Covers
Crime & Horror: 67 Covers

2009-2010-11 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 40th Edition

The Missing Comic Parts Page

Alex Schomburg mini-Gallery
(with many newly-added science fiction digest covers!)

L. B. Cole mini-Gallery


Monthly Archives: January 2009

Mansion of Evil by Joseph Millard

Today I’d like to share a very obscure publication that may well be the very first “graphic novel“. Many give that title to Matt Baker and Arnold Drake’s “It Rhymes With Lust“, but “Mansion of Evil” came out the same year: 1950. It’s anyone’s guess which book was actually available for purchase first. It’s interesting [...]

Dallas Comic Con

I just wanted to share that I set up a table at the Dallas Comic Con this weekend, and had a great time. There were cool guests like Bernie Wrightson, Herb Trimpe, Howard Chaykin, William Stout, Tim Bradstreet, actor Tom (The Punisher) Jane, and more. Plus I sold many comics, including:

Human Torch 23

Marvel Mystery [...]

Annie Oakley #1, 1948

Here is the first issue of Marvel/Atlas’s Annie Oakley, in the typical style of their other “girl” books starring the likes of Tessie the Typist and Hedy Devine. A slightly more historically-accurate version of the lady sharpshooter was published contemporaneously by Dell/Gold Key: “Annie Oakley and Tagg”. Marvel’s cute-n-perky cartoon version lasted 11 issues through [...]

R.I.P. Ed Cartier

This is several days late, but a great artist recently passed away. He was most know for his pulp illustrations, but he also drew for comic books; mostly comics published by Street & Smith. I really liked his work, and think it bore a great resemblence to the art of Bob Powell (or vise-versa). The [...]

San Jose Ink Stamp

Ink stamps on comic covers are sometimes interesting, a mark of history of some kind or another. One of the most commonly seen ink stamps is from Bonnett’s book shop in Dayton, Ohio who must have ink-stamped thousands of comics over many decades. My copy of Green Lama #6 sports a Bonnett’s ink stamp; one [...]

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