Bernie Wrightson Cover Checklist

If you were born in the 70’s, Bernie Wrightson’s art probably got burned into your brain when you came across his Swamp Thing or his Creepy stories or, my favorite work of his, the Frankenstein illustrations. There are not a lot of artists who have managed to find the balance between the horrible and the delicate so perfectly or have managed to make both co-exist in the same panel with so much elegance.

Wrightson was one of the artists who after a couple of decades of Comic Code Authority brought fear and danger back to comics as some kind of ghost bridge from EC to modern comics, who made art disgusting when it was called for … A true legend, a giant without whom we wouldn’t have Kelley Jones, Kyle Hotz or Sam Kieth, to name but a few. Rest in peace, sir!

ROW #1

’68: HALLOWED GROUND (2013)
11 11 (1996)
30 DAYS OF NIGHT (2011) # 2 (Bernie Wrightson RI Variant)
AMERICAN VAMPIRE (2010) # 2 (Bernie Wrightson 1:25 Cover)
AQUAMAN ANNUAL (1995) # 4
ASTONISHING TALES (1970) # 31
ASYLUM (1989) # 1
BAD PLANET (2005) # 2
BAD PLANET (2005) # 2 (2nd Printing)
BAD PLANET (2005) # 2 (Sketch Cover)
BATMAN (1940) # 241
BATMAN (1940) # 320
BATMAN / ALIENS (1997) # 1
BATMAN / ALIENS (1997) # 2
BATMAN ANNUAL (1961) # 22
BATMAN: NEVERMORE (2003) # 1
BATMAN: NEVERMORE (2003) # 2
BATMAN: NEVERMORE (2003) # 3

ROW #2

BATMAN: NEVERMORE (2003) # 4
BATMAN: NEVERMORE (2003) # 5
BATMAN: THE CULT (1988) # 1
BATMAN: THE CULT (1988) # 2
BATMAN: THE CULT (1988) # 3
BATMAN: THE CULT (1988) # 4
BERNI WRIGHTSON: MASTER OF THE MACABRE (1983) # 1
BERNI WRIGHTSON: MASTER OF THE MACABRE (1983) # 2
BERNI WRIGHTSON: MASTER OF THE MACABRE (1983) # 3
BERNI WRIGHTSON: MASTER OF THE MACABRE (1983) # 4
BERNI WRIGHTSON: MASTER OF THE MACABRE (1983) # 5
BLOOD OF DRACULA (1987) # 17
CAPTAIN MARVEL (1968) # 43
CAPTAIN STERNN: RUNNING OUT OF TIME (1993) # 1
CAPTAIN STERNN: RUNNING OUT OF TIME (1993) # 2
CAPTAIN STERNN: RUNNING OUT OF TIME (1993) # 3
CAPTAIN STERNN: RUNNING OUT OF TIME (1993) # 4
CAPTAIN STERNN: RUNNING OUT OF TIME (1993) # 5

ROW #3

CHAMBER OF DARKNESS (1969) # 7
CHAMBER OF DARKNESS (1969) # 8
CITY OF OTHERS (2007) # 1
CITY OF OTHERS (2007) # 2
CITY OF OTHERS (2007) # 3
CITY OF OTHERS (2007) # 4
CREEPY (1964) # 87
CREEPY (1964) # 113
CREEPY PRESENTS BERNIE WRIGHTSON HC (2011)
DEAD OF NIGHT (1973) # 11
DEAD, SHE SAID (2008) # 1
DEAD, SHE SAID (2008) # 2
DEAD, SHE SAID (2008) # 3
DETECTIVE COMICS (1937) # 425
DOC MACABRE (2010) # 1
DOC MACABRE (2010) # 2
DOC MACABRE (2010) # 3
DOCTOR STRANGE / SILVER DAGGER (1983)

ROW #4

DREADSTAR AND COMPANY (1985) # 2
EPIC ILLUSTRATED (1980) # 30
FLASH ANNUAL, THE (1987) # 11
FRANKENSTEIN (1973) # 18
FREAK SHOW (2006)
GARGOYLE (1985) # 1
GHOUL, THE (2009) # 1
GHOUL, THE (2009) # 1 (Bernie Wrightson 1:10 Virgin Sketch Cover)
GHOUL, THE (2009) # 2
GHOUL, THE (2009) # 2 (Bernie Wrightson 1:10 Virgin Sketch Cover)
GHOUL, THE (2009) # 3
GHOUL, THE (2009) # 3 (Bernie Wrightson 1:10 Virgin Sketch Cover)
GIANT-SIZE CHILLERS (1975) # 3
GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL (1992) # 7
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 193
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 194
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 195
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 204

ROW #5

HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 207
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 209
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 211
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 213
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 214
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 217
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 221
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 229
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 231
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 236
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 255
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) # 256
HOUSE OF MYSTERY (2008) # 1 (Bernie Wrightson Variant Cover)
HOUSE OF SECRETS, THE (1956) # 92 (1: Swamp Thing (Alex Olsen))
HOUSE OF SECRETS, THE (1956) # 93
HOUSE OF SECRETS, THE (1956) # 94
HOUSE OF SECRETS, THE (1956) # 96
HOUSE OF SECRETS, THE (1956) # 100

ROW #6

HOUSE OF SECRETS, THE (1956) # 103
HOUSE OF SECRETS, THE (1956) # 106
HOUSE OF SECRETS, THE (1956) # 107
HOUSE OF SECRETS, THE (1956) # 135
HOUSE OF SECRETS, THE (1956) # 139
INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) # 197
JLA ANNUAL (1997) # 2
JONAH HEX (1977) # 9
JURASSIC PARK (2010) # 4 (Wrightson Variant)
KONG THE UNTAMED (1975) # 1
KONG THE UNTAMED (1975) # 2
LOCKE & KEY: ALPHA (2013) # 2 (Bernie Wrightson Cover)
MARTIAN MANHUNTER ANNUAL (1998) # 1
MARVEL CHILLERS (1975) # 3
MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL: HULK / THING – THE BIG CHANGE (1987)
MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN IN HOOKY (1986)
MR. MONSTER ATTACKS (1992) # 2
NIGHTMARE THEATER (1997) # 1

ROW #7

NIGHTMARE THEATER (1997) # 1 (Limited Premium Edition)
NIGHTMARE THEATER (1997) # 2
NIGHTMARE THEATER (1997) # 3
NIGHTMARE THEATER (1997) # 4
NIGHTMASTER: MONSTERS OF ROCK (2011)
PUNISHER (1998) # 1
PUNISHER (1998) # 2
PUNISHER (1998) # 3
PUNISHER (1998) # 4
PUNISHER: P.O.V. (1991) # 1
PUNISHER: P.O.V. (1991) # 2
PUNISHER: P.O.V. (1991) # 3
PUNISHER: P.O.V. (1991) # 4
SECRETS OF HAUNTED HOUSE (1975) # 5
SECRETS OF HAUNTED HOUSE (1975) # 44
SEDUCTION OF THE INNOCENT 3-D (1985) # 2
SO DARK THE ROSE (1995)
SOLOMON KANE (1985) # 1

ROW #8

SPECTRE (1992) # 58
SUPERMAN / BATMAN ANNUAL (2006) # 3
SUPERMAN ANNUAL (1987) # 10
SWAMP THING (1972) # 1
SWAMP THING (1972) # 2
SWAMP THING (1972) # 3
SWAMP THING (1972) # 4
SWAMP THING (1972) # 5
SWAMP THING (1972) # 6
SWAMP THING (1972) # 7
SWAMP THING (1972) # 8
SWAMP THING (1972) # 9
SWAMP THING (1972) # 10
SWORD OF SORCERY (1973) # 2
TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED (2006) # 4
TARZAN (1996) # 11
TARZAN (1996) # 12
TOE TAGS (2004) # 1

ROW #9

TOE TAGS (2004) # 2
TOE TAGS (2004) # 3
TOE TAGS (2004) # 4
TOE TAGS (2004) # 5
TOE TAGS (2004) # 6
TOMB OF DRACULA (1972) # 43
TOWER OF SHADOWS (1969) # 8
TOWER OF SHADOWS (1969) # 9
TWISTED TALES (1982) # 2
VICTORIAN, THE (1999) # 7
WEB OF HORROR (1969) # 3
WEIRD (1988) # 1
WEIRD (1988) # 2
WEIRD (1988) # 3
WEIRD (1988) # 4
WEIRD MYSTERY TALES (1972) # 21
WELCOME BACK TO THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1998)
WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (1972) # 35

ROW #10

WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL (1989) # 7

WONDER WOMAN (1987) #174

NM+ 9.6 … $8.00

JSA: CLASSIFIED (2005) #1

Adam Hughes Cover

CGC 9.2 … $70.00

3 comments

  • misfit138

    One of the best artists of all time. Bummed I never got to meet him. Blessed to have over 20 Wrightson signatures including House Of Secrets #92 and Swamp Thing 1-10. Thank you for putting this cover checklist together. I have it bookmarked. R.I.P. Bernie.

  • Yes Bernie and Mike Ploog are my favorite 1970’s artists. Sad that I went Sac Con last year brought my Swamp Thing #1 to get signed but he left the show early due to health issues so I didnt get a chance to meet him. But at least he will always live on through all his memorable art.

  • misfit138

    Agreed, Ploog, Bernie, and Frank Brunner!

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