13 COVERS: A JOHN BUSCEMA Birthday Celebration

The late Marvel great was born 92 years ago…

We’ve done a number of John Buscema 13 COVERS salutes over the years, but do you know who we haven’t featured?

His version of Thor!

So dig these 13 COVERS by the late, great John Buscema, who was born Dec. 11, 1927, and died in 2002.

He was worthy.

John Verpoorten inks

Sal Buscema inks

Joe Sinnott inks

Frank Giacoia inks

Verpoorten inks

Sinnott inks

Giacoia inks

Giacoia inks

Sinnott inks

Sinnott inks

John Romita inks

Sinnott inks


— 13 COVERS: A JOHN BUSCEMA Birthday Celebration — 2018 Edition: CONAN. Click here.

ā€” 13 COVERS: A JOHN BUSCEMA Birthday Celebration: 2017 Edition: THE AVENGERS Click here.

Cover images and credits from the thunderous Grand Comics Database.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. John Buscema has always been in my top 10 or even top 5 of my favorite comic artists. He’s the perfect artist if you like a high amount of realism with that wonderful addition of comic book superhero style. One of the most famous images of his for me is that picture of the Vision in Avengers # 58 where we discover that “even an android can cry”.

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  2. I’ll say it again. No one better. No one ever will be.

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  3. Iā€™m reasonably sure Annual #6 is Sal Buscema.

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    • You are correct Raymond. I found this on Amazon’s page for it.

      “The Mighty Thor King-Size Annual, No. 6 Comics ā€“ December 1, 1977 by Len Wein (Author), Roger Stern (Author), Sal Buscema (Illustrator), Klaus Janson (Illustrator), Glynis Wein (Colorist), John Buscema (Illustrator), Joe Sinnott (Illustrator)”

      And on the 1st inside page of Annual #6 that I Googled an image of showed Sal as the artist.

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      • According to the Grand Comics Database, our go-to source, it was John on the cover, Sal on the interiors.

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        • It definitely looks more like John than Sal on the cover. I’ll have to add the GCD to my bookmarks because Google didn’t show their site in the first several posts since Amazon is more interested than selling than informing.

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