Fred Van Lente: Top 5 Covers

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If you have been reading comics in the last 10 years, I would find it hard to believe that no work by Fred Van Lente is on your list of favourites. From Action Philosophers and Comic Book Comics to Hercules, the very underrated Taskmaster, his work around World War Hulk and Spider-Man, Marvel Zombies or Archer & Armstrong and Ivar, Timewalker, his work never disappoints. The only way I would have more love for the guy is if he were to write something based on a John Carpenter classic. Wait, he is! Don't miss next week's Big Trouble in Little China, when he and Joe Eisma take over the title!!! But first, let's find out what his favourite comic covers ever are …

In no particular order…

Alpha Flight #3

Alpha Flight #3

Alpha Flight #3

Avengers #141

Avengers #141

Avengers #141

Really, anything by Gil Kane, but that one has really stuck with me since I was a kid for some reason.

Batman #194

Batman #194

Batman #194

Ditto for Carmine Infantino.

Amazing Spider-Man #50

Amazing Spider-Man #50

Amazing Spider-Man #50

How many times have I parodied this cover, and everyone else? Like I can count it.

Captain America Comics #1

Captain America Comics #1

Captain America Comics #1

I felt I needed to throw a Kirby in there, even though he was not, in my humble opinion, the world's greatest cover artist — although he did get better when he and Kane were tag-teaming all of Marvel's covers in the 70s. Though this cover did launch Marvel/Timely in the first place, so might as well be included here….

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