CBSI GIVEAWAY CONTEST : QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS Vault Retailer Vintage Variant

Back with another CBSI Giveaway Contest.  In celebration of our first Collaboration with Vault Comics and our release of QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS #1 Vault Retailer Vintage Variant (Release Date is April 24th), we are giving out some free copies to the CBSI Comics community!

Entry is simple, just comment below with WHAT IF YOUR FAVORITE COMIC BOOK COVER OF ALL TIME and WHY??

 

3 winners chosen at random will each win a copy of CBSI's QUEEN OF BAD DREAMS #1 Vault Retailer Vintage Variant!!

 

Contest will run until Monday April 29th so make sure to get your entry in!!  **One entry per person please, comments that list multiple covers, or members who make multiple posts will not be entered into the random drawing.

 

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    My favorite cover of all time is detective comics 31 I think is a cover that represents all the great thing of the golden age the mystery and the horror. I hope one day I will own this one but for now I am planning to get batman # 227

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    my all time favorite cover is uncanny X-Men 145 its a classic cover with dr. doom and storm , every time I look at it it reminds me of my childhood and spend time with my grandfather at the flea market

  • Foxom

    Creepy #4 by Frank Frazetta. It’s one of the few times where Dracula looks legitimately scared. Great backdrop, haunting color scheme, incredible detail. And you can’t go wrong with Frazetta

  • goliath72

    My favorite comic of all time is actually amazing Spider-Man 33. Like Spider-Man in life we all have questioned ourselves when struggling to get out of a mess or challenge in life. Whenever I was going through a hard time in my youth this comic always reminded me that even the mightiest heroes struggle and question themselves but find it I themselves to fight and stand up even when it seems like there is no way out. That is why this is my favorite comic ever. Cheers

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    My favorite cover is Marvel Super-Villain Team-Up #14 from October 1977 by John Byrne with Doctor Doom and Magneto, featuring members of the Avengers and Champions bowing down at Doctor Doom’s feet while the dialogue has Doctor Doom saying “Magneto has dared to challenge me! Bow, slaves – – and show him Earth’s true master!” which was so interesting to see a super-villain versus a super-villain, making me so curious, I had to buy the comic book.

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    World’s Finest #169- one of those goofy Silver Age covers with a powerless Superman and Batman trying to pump up a tire on the Batmobile while Supergirl and Batgirl laugh at them.
    A book I just had to have when I saw it!

  • curtain

    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D #7 – that surreal Steranko cover grabs me every time I see it! Numbers #6 and #5 are also pretty great!

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    green lantern 76 … such a stark mesmerizing emerald cover… jumps at you and the energy of Hal and Arrow are kinetic!!! Kudos to Neal Adams… thats how a comic cover should look like

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    My favorite cover is X-Men Annual #9 where Storm wields Thor’s Hammer! This was an awesome sight for me as a youngster to see. To this day, Art Adams is still a favorite artist of mine!

  • comiccollector21
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    My favorite cover of all time is Spider-Man 50. Such a beautiful and iconic red cover with Peter Parker turning his back on Spider-man. There are so many times when we get overwhelmed with life and this is Peter till he has no choice and its time to don the suit again. So hard to get a high grade copy for a good price but one day I will own it!

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    My favorite cover of all time is STRANGE TALES #135 because I love the classic s.h.i.e.l.d. vs. hydra and nick fury stuff plus i own a really rough copy and a reprint

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    My favorite cover all time is Wolverine #1 limited series (1982). Absolute classic cover.

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    Batman #227. First it’s a beautiful cover done by Neal Adams. Right there I won. LOL. But it also pays homage to another great cover, this one done by Bob Kane, Detective #31.

    The Neal Adams cover not only is a wonderful cover, but it haunting cover. It’s not your usual Batman fighting a villain. The cover isn’t bright and colorful. The cover makes you feel like you are on a foggy moors, really looking at an old manor. Like some 60’s/70’s Hammer film. I love it.

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      Damn Old Wolf you got me. I was gonna do that cover for all the same reasons. It’s high on my list of Grails I need.

      One I have that is Hunt for Wolverine 1:500/1:1000 Adam Kubert. It’s just absolute epicness. Note to others, This is how you draw Wolverine and Sabretooth! The veins popping in Wolvies neck and the spit coming out of Sabretooth mouth is vicious and threatening as all hell.
      I also recently got the Wolverine Vol 2 #90 that it comes from, with it’s 90s aesthetics. But I have to say I prefer the simplicity the new covers have with their monotonal colour scheme really allows you to appreciate the business in the linework in this magnificent work of art.

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    Tough call, but I have to go for Batman #428 from the Death in the Family story arc, 1988. Mike Mignola did the cover art, and although I’m not the biggest Mignola fan the rush of nostalgia I feel every time I see that cover is priceless. I remember calling in to vote on Robin’s fate. The cover captures so much of that event in one picture.

  • redfroman

    My favorite Cover is Amazing spider man 39. The face off of Spidey with the ole Green Goblin is classic. I love the angle and beautiful inks.

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    my first comics were a big box of our army at war, sgt, rock, weird war tales, and my favorite unknown Soldier that my grampa gave me. to him they were fire starter that he bought from an auction.

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    I would say Batman 423, such an iconic cover by Todd McFarlane that still resonates today.

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    I was going to talk about one of my favorite Spawn covers, but then (today) I received this Dan Mendoza variant to Unnatural #7… beautiful. I just can’t stop asking myself, are the shorts going to burst?

  • BlueGreen Artifacts
    BlueGreen Artifacts

    Queen of Bad Dreams #1 CBSI variant is my favorite cover of all time, because I am a suck-up. )

    -tony

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    I gotta go with X-Men Giant Size #1, when the ten year old me saw that cover I was like holy shit! I love this X-Men team and I’m not even sure what they’re all about yet.

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    Batman (New 52) #37 by Capullo. The Joker stretching out his own face. Love it!

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    Hulk #181. I fell in love with wolverine and to see his 1st appearance…wow. Nuff said

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    My favorite cover of all time is Dark Knight Metal #5 Del Otto Variant.This is my favorite because Del Otto is hands down one of the best out there . Plus this cover is absolutely beautiful!!!!

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    My favorite cover is Sandman #1. One of my first comic series and still one of my favorites.

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    My favorite comic cover of all time is Strange Adventures 205, not only is it the first appearance of my favorite character Deadman, but the art is great and who wouldn’t want to read a story where the cover says “The man who was just murdered is our hero! His story begins one minute later–” It’s awesome!

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    I want to win cause this is a bitchen cover, crossing fingers!

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    Detective Comics 601. The Batmobile racing a Ferrari! Simple yet dynamic art by Norm Breyfogle. And it directly tied into the story inside! I bought that issues as a kid and was hooked on comics from that day forward.

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    My favorite is Amazing Spiderman 300. I am a huge Venom Fan and Issue 300 is a grail for me.

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    LOSH 23 AH variant. It’s…just…beautiful…Every time I come across it, or I pull out my slab, I am mesmerized by how friggin beautiful it is. It is Adam Hughes’ masterpiece in my opinion. Iconic, beautiful, perfect….seriously, have you held that book in your hands and really looked at it? Simply amazing. I challenge anyone to show me a cover that is prettier, and exhibits the pinnacle of an artists talent like that cover. Can’t be done. Give up. Ooooooo I wish I could post a pic….

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    Torchy #5.

    Classic pin-up of what looks like Marilyn Munroe.

    Doesn’t get much better than that!

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    My favourite comic cover is the Incredible Hulk #340. I wore that book out reading it over and over again, and trying to copy the cover. It’s still one of my favourite books.

  • Earlybird

    It’s got to be Francesco Mattina’s 1:25 Gamora #2, although we’ve seen this type of cover done a few times, with the halve features and halve skull, he got this spot on.
    It has it all, dark cover, reflection on a blade, along with a skull, I just hope no one comes out and says he stole it (only joking 😆)

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    Detective Comics #880

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    Steranko’s Nick Fury #4. That cover is so iconic and unique!

  • Ironmonkeyfist74
    Ironmonkeyfist74

    I’m going with Detective Comics 577 Barman Year Two Part 3….love the symbolic nature of the pose and all….plus the story inside is great.

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    It’s hard to choose, but my favorite cover artist is definitely Dave McKean because of two main reasons: 1) his covers are truly works of art that could stand on their own 2) the graphic design elements of the title, storyline, etc. are really well done and add to the art of the cover instead of take away from it. If I had to pick one, I would pick Sandman #70 because it exemplifies these two qualities and also showcases his multi-media style.

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    Favorite cover of all time – Amazing Fantasy 15… Spider-mans been my favorite character forever and I will own it one day…

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    Batman 251 has been my favorite for as long as i can remember. It captures how larger than life of a villain The Joker is in Batmans world, and really the DC universe, and the real universe. It is comic cover perfection. (This choice may also be due to the fact that Steranko made sooooooo many amazing covers that its impossible for me to find one that outshines the rest).

  • MikeBernardo1020
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    My favorite cover of all time is Batgirl #23 the Middleton variant, its is the most beautiful cover I have ever seen.

  • Shmacky

    Uncanny Tales (from the Grave) #5, Marvel 1973. Used to play a lot in the cellar as a little kid, until I saw the cover of this comic. “Don’t go in the Cellar”, shows a Mr. Hyde type creature busting through a wall. Also contained reprints of “A Little Pain Never Hurt Anyone” about a dentist too cheap to use painkillers on his patients, and “The Little Pests”, about a husband who sinks his wife’s body in a back yard pond… A solid plan, until his new girlfriend complains about the mosquitoes and calls to have it drained.

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    my favorite cover of all time is swamp thing #1 1972. its my favorite because swamp thing looks incredible rising out of the water, the man on the cover looks legitimately terrified! Wrightson is the best!

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    House of Secrets 92. Love those pupils in the red eyes of Swamp Thing.

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    The first time that I saw Ghost Rider #18 Vol. 2 I just knew I had to have it. The painted cover by Nelson was mesmerizing to my childhood self. The flames around Ghosty’s skull seemed to leap off the paper and those eyeless sockets gaze straight through you.
    Been a Ghosty fan ever since.

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    Chamber of chills #19, just an absolute beauty. It has skulls, alcohol, tobacco and a lady dressed in red…what more could you want?

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    Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D #4 by Jim Steranko. This cover was decades ahead and still holds up. Recognizable, unmistakably Steranko, and yet the color is sparse on a genius level. My all time favorite cover

  • Dell18

    Excellent taste, glad to see so much Steranko, Adams, Wrightson, McKean, Frazetta. There’s SOOO many killer covers to choose from. Possibly more than any other medium. I gotta go with Crime SuspenStories #22 though. Just the fact it was even on shelves as a comic book in the ‘50’s I find mind blowing. There’s better artwork out there but that one always has done it for me.

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    My favorite comic cover is Sandman #1

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    My favorite comic cover of all time is the Hack/Slash My First Maniac #1Jenny Frison cover 1st print. It’s so visually striking and it helped reignite my comic collecting in the late 2000’s / early 2010’s.

  • Darth Fahza

    Fantastic 4 #57 for me. Kirby, Lee, Sinnot, Dr. Doom and the first family… Swamp Thing 5 a close second.

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    Hmmm that’s so hard I have so many favorites from wolverine, xmen, venom, and many many more. Off the top of my head i would have to say Wolverine Weapon X #4. Love that cover.

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      X Men (1991 series) issue #28 was the cover that sucked me into comics head first. Jean Grey vs. Sabertooth. Andy Kubert’s art on that book caused me to no longer casually look at a book as I passed by the spinner rack, but actually pick it up and buy my first comic.

  • stevemcqueen

    Detective Comics #31 which was released in September 1939 is my favorite comic book cover of all time because this cover by Bob Kane is a very iconic classic with a very beautiful context. Although Batman is almost always depicted as our hero, he’s very otherwordly in this image who looks mysterious, frightening, and resembles Count Dracula looking from beyond his castle in Transylvania. I think this also literally embodies the earliest approach to a “Dark Knight” who lives in an ancient castle. Although this is the first appearance of the red robed villain named “the Monk”, I would like to interpret this as a servant in red who’s either an early version of Robin or Red Hood, and was sent out by Batman to bring him a fresh prey, the blonde Dinah Drake/Black Canary. Oh man! She would’ve been one hell of a victim in a beautiful filmy dress for the vampire-looking Batman! Of course we all know that all three characters weren’t created in 1939 but this is what makes this cover very interesting –it lets us create a somewhat classic fantasy novel from our own imagination with a horror movie poster vibe. This cover has inspired many, that it has even been homaged twice by Neal Adams, in 1970 and again in 2016.

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    This changes daily but right now it’s that Bermejo Detective Comics #1000 with the villian faces inside Batman’s cape. Mattina routinely gets more attention due to his cover controversies and breadth of work, but I’d rather have Bermejo working on Bats than Mattina any day of the week.

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    Hulk 340…as a kid I thought this was the coolest cover ever. One kid on the next street had it (sealed like it was an AF 15) and we would all marvel at it. Never got it as a kid, but I now have a graded copy that I treasure because it reminds me of that time.

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