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

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Dental-themed Golden Age Comic Cover Satire Artwork

“This artist gave up art because most people didn’t like his cartooning style.”

I think this artist is awesome. His dental-themed tributes to Golden Age comic book covers recall the style of L.B. Cole and his Star Comics line. It’s sad to think some ignorant philistines have discouraged such a talented artist. Click the images below for larger views at Romburg57’s flickr gallery, where you can find six more original covers. If you’re registered at flickr.com leave an encouraging comment and maybe he’ll start doing artwork again!


Golden Age and Silver Age artist signatures

Many years ago on eBay I bought this comic-themed “First day of issue” stamped envelope on which someone had collected several signatures from old-time comic artists. Over time I have collected several more signatures, adding to the back of the envelope after the front was covered.

When I bought this, it had signatures from Ramona Fradon, Jim Mooney, Dick Sprang, Jack Burnley, Harry Lampert, Shelly Moldoff, and Paul Norris.

Over the past several years I have also collected signatures from Al Feldstein, Joe Kubert, Russ Heath, Jerry Robinson, Murphy Anderson, Raymond Kinstler, Jim Steranko, Herb Trimpe, Allen Bellman (Timely artist), and Harold LeDoux (best known for the Judge Parker strip, he also drew for Famous Funnies was back in the early days).

Envelope with Golden Age and Silver Age artist signatures


R.I.P. Dick Giordano - March 27, 2010

Sad news, we have lost another great comic book professional. Dick Giordano passed away at the age of 77 due to complications from pneumonia. The artist and editor was known for introducing Charlton Comics’ “Action Heroes” stable of superheroes, and serving as executive editor of then–industry leader DC Comics. As an inker, Giordano was well known for his pairings with penciler Neal Adams in a series of comics featuring Batman, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow.


Action #1 + CGC 8.5 = $1.5 million

Action Comics #1 has reclaimed the title of most expensive comic book with the sale of a CGC 8.5 copy for $1,500,000 (US). This copy is currently the sole unrestored 8.5 copy in CGC’s census.


Detective #27 + CGC 8.0 = $1.075 million

A CGC graded copy of Detective #27 (first appearance of Batman) just sold at auction for $1,075,000!!

http://comics.ha.com/common/view_item.php?Sale_No=7017&Lot_No=91126&ic=rightcolumn-detective27-121009

I’m not sure that whoever bought it got a good deal. I think the Action #1 is rarer and more historically significant.


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