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

Browse the covers:

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: 72 Covers
Good Girl & Romance: 69 Covers
Crime & Horror: 75 Covers

2015-2016 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 45th Edition

The Missing Comic Parts Page

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

L. B. Cole mini-Gallery



R.I.P. Don Punchatz

Greg Punchatz, the son of illustrator and cartoonist Don Ivan Punchatz, has released a statement:

I have some sad news, my dad is not going to make it. The doctors have told us there is no chance for his brain to recover at this stage, dad is gone and only his body remains.We are going to have the doctors remove the respirator on Thursday as dad would want. He never wanted to be kept alive like this so we are respecting his wishes.

(Right: illustration ©1978 Don Ivan Punchatz.)

I am proud to own a beautiful Punchatz painting, sadly I never met him even though he lived nearby.

George Tuska RIP 1916-2009

Dewey Cassell brings sad news:

George Tuska, renowned Golden and Silver Age comic book artist, passed away around midnight on October 16, 2009. He was 93 years old.

George Tuska was born on April 26, 1916, the son of Russian immigrants. He attended the National Academy of Design and in 1939 went to work for Will Eisner in the studio he shared with Jerry Iger. Tuska later worked for Harry “A” Chesler, Fiction House and Standard Publishing. He was drafted into World War II and served in the 100th Division at Fort Jackson drawing artillery plans. Following the war, he achieved notoriety working for Lev Gleason illustrating Crime Does Not Pay, a true-crime comic book with a monthly circulation of over one million copies. When the advent of the Comics Code brought an end to the violent comics of the fifties, George turned to newspaper comic strips, drawing first Scorchy Smith and later Buck Rogers. He also did some work for Tower Comics on the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents.

Then, in the mid-sixties, Tuska went to work for Stan Lee and Marvel Comics, working on Captain America, the Hulk, and the X-Men, before taking over the reins of Iron Man. Tuska remained the primary artist on Iron Man for ten years, bringing to it the creative layouts and explosive action that defined the character for a generation. Also while at Marvel, George illustrated one of the first African American heroes, Luke Cage.

Tuska left Marvel in the late seventies to start The World’s Greatest Superheroes newspaper strip for DC Comics, which featured Superman and other heroes from the Justice League of America. George later drew comic book stories for DC, including Green Lantern, World’s Finest, and the Justice League of America. He retired from professional work in the mid-eighties, but continued to draw up until his death, illustrating commission requests for fans from all over the world. He got up every morning at 6:30 a.m. and would start drawing in his studio, bringing heroes to life in a way that only George could. He was a kind and gentle man, with a wry sense of humor and a remarkable imagination. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy, and their three children, as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends, and a legion of fans.

For Sale/Sold Status update

I’ve FINALLY updated the for sale, sold, and not-for-sale color codes on the main catagory (thumbnail) pages. I’m digging deep and selling off much of my best stuff, if there’s something you’re interested in let me know. The cover thumbnails with green backgrounds are for sale.

Investigate Heritage Auctions Now?

Someone sent me a link to this site, regarding the 800-pound gorilla of the comic auction world:
Investigate Heritage Auctions Now

Also this:
Lawsuit Claims Heritage Auction Galleries Uses Fake Bidder to Manipulate Auctions

Interesting stuff! There are clearly some unhappy people out there, who think Heritage totally sucks. I’m curious as to how all this will shake out.

Stuff for sale on eBay

I’m having a clearance sale of cool and off-beat stuff. I’m starting most prices at 99 cents, and I’m sure I’ll lose my shirt selling some of these comics. If you’re interested in getting some bargains, be sure not to miss my listings at this link: stuff on eBay.

What's New:
New pages!
ABOUT - general info & FAQ
SALES - stuff that is for sale

I've updated the Parts Page!

Original Comic Book Artwork

Most of my original art collection is on display at Bill Cox's ComicArtFans.com website, accessible via this link.

A Yahoo! Pick of the Week

Heritage Bronze Gavel Award Winner

Collectors weekly Hall Of Fame award winner

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