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It's the TERROR OF THE TITLE!

TOP 40 SICKEST
COMIC BOOK
COVERS EVER!


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(CONTINUED NEXT MONDAY)


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(25) Giant-Size Man Thing #4
by Frank Brunner

Here's a classic that should be in the Badly-Titled Comic Book Hall of Fame. I mean, Giant-Size Man-Thing? Come on! And as if that wasn't bad enough... take a close look at the cover illustration. Man-Thing is holding a human hand in his claw/paw, but given the title of the book it almost looks like someone has just whipped out his ... giant-size man-thing! Reader, we're only on cover #25, and this one is really, as they might say in Spain ... EL SICKO!

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(24) House of Mystery #149
by Dick Dillin and Sheldon Moldoff

Want to know what happens inside the "House of Mystery"? Well, in the basement courtroom, they once had a man put on trial by giant insects. He was found guilty, and the penalty was DEATH by a bee firing squad. And the sentence was carried out immediately after the verdict was rendered, right in the basement courtroom (of mystery)!

Ummm... can I ask what the man did to deserve being stung to death by a pair of giant bees? Imagine how that would feel! Isn't that cruel and unusual punishment? That's not a mystery, it's unconstitutional! And also, quite ...
SICK!

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(23) America's Greatest Comics #6
by CC Beck and John Costanza

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America's Greatest Comics," huh? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that Captain Marvel shooting a machine gun? Well, it says "Machine Gun Action!" so it must be. Holy Shazam!

It may LOOK like Cap is using comic books for ammo, but where is all that smoke coming from? And what or WHO is the Big Red Cheese aiming at? He seems so happy to be blasting away with his lethal killing machine. Is this cover image fit to appear on "America's Greatest Comics?" If it is, then America's other, less-great comics must all be very, very ...
SICK!

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(22) Smash Comics #50

The cover copy says: "You'll split your sides laughing when Midnight introduces Hiram the Hermit, who makes the Sphinx look like a chatterbox!" Hmmmm. While I might split my sides laughing, first I'd want to know why all this hilarity has a huge skull in the background, with several teeth knocked out.

Whose skull is that? Why are the teeth knocked out? And most of all, what the hell is it doing on the cover of a book that promises to have you splitting your sides laughing? That's not side-splitting, that's Seriously Intimidating Comic Karma, or, for short ...
SICK!

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(21) More Fun Comics #527
by Bernard Bailey

This issue features the debut of The Spectre. As we all know, Jim Corrigan was kidnapped by mobsters who murdered him, then threw him in the river and left him to drown. A mysterious voice (God?) resurrected him, transforming him into a grim, walking dead spirit of vengeance with almost limitless power. Those are not white tights he's wearing -- that's the Spectre's dead white flesh showing. Brrrr.

This brutal tale of gruesome ultra-violence was presented in a book called (what else) "More Fun Comics"! And what could be MORE FUN than wanton murder and twisted vengeance? That, my friend, is just (say it with me) ...
SICK!

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