November 16, 2007

Bye-bye, Miss American Pie; or Until We Meet Again....


As some of you might have surmised by this week's theme, Cover-By-Cover is shutting down for a while.


This isn't due to a lack of interest on my part, or having run out of theme ideas to use, but certainly realities in my life outside the Internet have caused me to re-evaluate some things and the time I had to spend on this project is no longer viable.


I originally did this, because of the dour and negative feelings I saw at so many other blogs across the comic blogoverse. I felt that the doom-and-gloom vibe was out of balance with the more positive aspects which one should find. So, in an effort to even the scales, if just a bit, I decided to do this blog as a tribute to not only the rich history of comics, but to bring a little more light and fun to the comic blogoverse table. I can't say for sure how successful I was, but I hope those of you who came by over the past several months got a little joy from stopping in.


One thing I have to say, is that this was a lot more challenging than I thought it would be. Not just coming up with a weekly theme, but finding enough covers to make it worthwhile. For those who've done similar things at their blogs from time to time, I have a new found respect for what it takes to do this.


Despite the image on this entry, it's not truly "the end of the road" for Cover-By-Cover. I hope to return to this, when some of the issues in my personal life have been readjusted to the point that doing this won't feeling like work and feel more like the fun which was the inspiration for it.


Thanks for all your support with this, folks. I hope that it gave you all a little bit of a reminder how much fun comics are supposed to be. I, also, hope that you got a nice feeling of nostalgia, when you would see a cover of an old issue you fondly remember, or maybe that you were inspired to check out the old back issues at your local comic shop, after you saw a cover here that struck your interest. And I hope it's allowed you to gain a bit of perspective on why we shouldn't take this stuff nearly as serious as some of those out there in blogoverse-land tend to do.


I thank all of you who took the time from your own day, to come here and be a part of mine. It really helped make all this worthwhile for me. Hope to see you again, really soon.


Sincerely,


James Meeley

November 15, 2007

I Quit Week: Wonder Woman (vol. 1) #269


Publisher: DC Comics


Cover Date: Jul. 1980


Cover Artist: Ross Andru


Original Cover Price: 40 cents

I Quit Week: Wonder Man #18


Publisher: Marvel Comics


Cover Date: Feb. 1993


Cover Artist: Jeff Johnson


Original Cover Price: $1.25

I Quit Week: Uncanny X-Men #138


Publisher: Marvel Comics


Cover Date: Oct. 1980


Cover Artist: John Byrne


Original Cover Price: 50 cents

I Quit Week: Superboy (vol. 1) #161


Publisher: DC Comics


Cover Date: Dec. 1969


Cover Artist: Neal Adams


Original Cover Price: 15 cents

I Quit Week: Starman (vol. 1) #21


Publisher: DC Comics


Cover Date: Apr. 1990


Cover Artist: Tom Lyle


Original Cover Price: $1.00

November 14, 2007

I Quit Week: Spider-Girl #26


Publisher: Marvel Comics


Cover Date: Nov. 2000


Cover Artist: Pat Olliffe


Original Cover Price: $2.25

I Quit Week: Robin #49


Publisher: DC Comics


Cover Date: Jan. 1998


Cover Artist: Cully Hamner


Original Cover Price: $1.95

I Quit Week: New Teen Tiatns (vol. 1) #39


Publisher: DC Comics


Cover Date: Feb. 1984


Cover Artist: George Perez


Original Cover Price: 75 cents

I Quit Week: Manhunter (vol. 1) #24


Publisher: DC Comics


Cover Date: Apr. 1990


Cover Artist: Grant Miehm


Original Cover Price: $1.00

I Quit Week: Justice League America #54


Publisher: DC Comics


Cover Date: Sept. 1991


Cover Artist: Chris Sprouse


Original Cover Price: $1.00

November 13, 2007

I Quit Week: Iron Man (vol. 1) #21


Publisher: Marvel Comics


Cover Date: Jan. 1970


Cover Artist: George Tuska


Original Cover Price: 15 cents

I Quit Week: Guardians Of The Galaxy #30


Publisher: Marvel Comics


Cover Date: Nov. 1992


Cover Artist: Kevin West


Original Cover Price: $1.25

I Quit Week: Green Lantern (vol. 2) #181


Publisher: DC Comics


Cover Date: Oct. 1984


Cover Artist: Dave Gibbons


Original Cover Price: 75 cents

I Quit Week: Green Goblin #13


Publisher: Marvel Comics


Cover Date: Oct. 1996


Cover Artist: Josh Hood


Original Cover Price: $1.95

I Quit Week: Gen 13 (vol. 1) #52


Publisher: Image Comics


Cover Date: Jun. 2000


Cover Artist: Ed Benes


Original Cover Price: $2.50

November 12, 2007

I Quit Week: The Flash (vol. 1) #159


Publisher: DC Comics


Cover Date: Mar. 1966


Cover Artist: Carmine Infantino


Original Cover Price: 12 cents

I Quit Week: Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #191


Publisher: Marvel Comics


Cover Date: Feb. 1978


Cover Artist: George Perez


Original Cover Price: 35 cents

I Quit Week: Darkstars #29


Publisher: DC Comics


Cover Date: Mar. 1995


Cover Artist: Mike Deodato Jr.


Original Cover Price: $1.95

I Quit Week: Captain America (vol. 1) #176


Publisher: Marvel Comics


Cover Date: Aug. 1974


Cover Artist: John Romita Sr.


Original Cover Price: 25 cents

I Quit Week: Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #50


Publisher: Marvel Comics


Cover Date: Jul. 1967


Cover Artist: John Romita Sr.


Original Cover Price: 12 cents

November 08, 2007

November 06, 2007

November 05, 2007

Heartbreak Hotel Week: PVP (vol. 3) #19


Publisher: Image Comics


Cover Date: Sept. 2005


Cover Artist: Jonathan Luna


Original Cover Price: $2.99

Heartbreak Hotel Week: Legion Of Super-Heroes (vol. 4) #31


Publisher: DC Comics


Cover Date: Jul. 1992


Cover Artist: Colleen Doran


Original Cover Price: $1.75

Heartbreak Hotel Week: Harley Quinn #25


Publisher: DC Comics


Cover Date: Dec. 2002


Cover Artist: Carlo Barberi


Original Cover Price: $2.50

Heartbreak Hotel Week: Green Lantern (vol. 3) #70


Publisher: DC Comics


Cover Date: Jan. 1996


Cover Artist: Paul Pelletier


Original Cover Price: $1.75

Heartbreak Hotel Week: Daredevil (vol. 2) #94


Publisher: DC Comics


Cover DateL Apr. 2007


Cover Artist: John Romita Sr.


Original Cover Price: $2.99