LET'S LEVEL WITH LEE!

By Lee Hester, owner of Lee's Comics of California.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

LEE'S Wall of DEATH!






 LEE'S Wall of DEATH!

Many years ago I had a display on the wall of my comic book store featuring comic book covers with the familiar pose of the hero holding up a fallen comrade. The most famous of these covers is probably Crisis On Infinite Earths by George Perez, which came out in the mid-1980s. It's interesting to note that there are many covers with a similar theme previous to that one. 

I present here, a gallery on this theme, in chronological order, to help interested viewers see small and large changes in the details as time goes by. Some of the greatest and most famous artists, Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, John Byrne, Gil Kane, John Buscema, Joe Kubert, Nick Cardy and many others have contributed to this imagery, and some of these covers are among their best. Certain artists returned to that theme multiple times, often with great variety. There is much to love about this theme. 

So far, we have discovered over 100 covers. If you have discovered a cover that fits into this theme, please submit it to Lee@Lcomics.com so that I can include it in an update. My goal is to create the most compete online gallery of "Wall of Death" covers as possible. 

Thank you, 
Lee Hester,
-Lee's Comics of California 

BOY COMICS #11
Lev Gleason, August 1943
Charles Biro art

CATMAN #31
Continental Magazines, June, 1946
L.B. Cole art

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #79, 
Gilberton, January 1951
Art by Alex Blum

Baffling Mysteries #7
Ace Magazines, March 1952
Art by Frank Glusto

LONE RANGER #75
Dell Comics, September 1954
Hank Hartman art

KAANGA JUNGLE KING #17 
Ficton House Comics, Fall 1954
art by Maurice Whitman

Space Adventures
Charlton, July 1958
Charles Nicholas, Vince Alascia

Batman #156
DC Comics, June 1963
Sheldon Moldoff, Charles Paris

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #110
Marvel Comics, 1964
Art by Jack Kirby and Chic Stone

CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOW #48
DC Comics, March 1966
Bob Brown art

Thor #127
Marvel, April 1966
Jack Kirby, Vince Colletta

Our Army at War #167
DC Comics, May 1966
Joe Kubert

Aquaman #37
DC, Jan-Feb 1968
Nick Cardy

Avengers #49
Marvel Comics, February 1968
John Buscema

SUPERBOY #151
DC Comics, October 1968
Neal Adams art

Captain Action #3
DC Comics, Feb-March 1969
Gil Kane, Dick Giordano


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