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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wednesday Cover: Mike Danger Redux

What the heck. Here's another Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger cover, drawn by Eduardo Barreto. I like this one a lot. We tended to do a lot of "movie poster" type covers on Danger because Eduardo was such a good graphic designer, and I – as editor – personally preferred those types of covers.

Too bad we had to obscure them with those huge UPC code boxes.

6 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

This one reminds me a bit of the Spider and the Robot Titans of Gotham.

laughingwolf said...

it's great, indeedy...

can the upc code not be put on the back?

Tanner said...

Mike Danger was such a great series! I loved it, and always followed the news in the lettercols about a movie eagerly. Too bad that never came to be.

Christopher Mills said...

laughingwolf;

Yes, UPC codes could have gone on the back, but our publishers – idiots that they were – decided against it.

Tanner – The property was optioned at least twice, once during the time it was published, and again a few years later. As you said – nothing came of it.

bish8 said...

I love these covers! I've never had the chance to read the series, but it looks like its right up my alley. I gonna have to try and find copies.

El Vox said...

I like the cover too, and this sort of book was like things I read, so I'll have to look for some of these books while on vacation in a comic shop or used book store. There are some good ones in Dallas.

Does someone get paid if a comic is optioned or only after it's a done deal and they are going to make a movie of it?