’74-’85, comic book art and covers

Marvel 50th Premiere. Alice Cooper. 1979. US.

Welcome, vintage mates, to another selection of comic book art, covers and ads. In this instalment we span the years 1974 to 1985 and feature titles from the US and UK. Included (above) is my childhood copy of Marvel’s Alice Cooper – Tales From the Inside. I didn’t know very much about Alice Cooper back in the late seventies apart from the song ‘School’s Out’ – but the crazy story inside that 12p comic managed to fully capture my imagination as a child… and who could resist that cover?

Other comic book goodies included today are Godzilla King of the Monsters (below), more superb examples of the striking cover art as seen in DC’s Weird War Tales, and titles and ads for Marvel, Star Comics, Starlog, Starburst, Doctor Who and Fantasy Modeling.

As always, thanks for looking 🙂 

Marvel Comic N°338. 1979. UK.


Weird War Tales

Weird War Tales N°32. 1974. US.

Weird War Tales N°78. 1979. US.


Various titles


20 thoughts on “’74-’85, comic book art and covers

    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Thanks. Agree that Starburst issue has a good looking cover. I think it’s the choice of logo that helps make it – looking back at my old issues of Starburst they changed their logo at least four times as I can see between late 70s and throughout the 80s, maybe more.

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      1. Paul Bowler

        Yes, I think they did change the logo a lot. Back then it was more about articles on movies ect than just hype and reviews like it is now. They did some wonderful issues, with really eye catching covers, and every issues was always a great read 🙂

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        1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

          I remember some paper doll kits I had when I was a child. They came free with the cereals, along with some paper knights on horseback. Had some others too that were in a book you could cut out. Was good fun adding the different costumes and accessories 🙂

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  1. J.

    Weird War Tales! I love those covers… I know comics tend to grab the imagination, but I think those Weird War Tales covers really are incredible.

    And “like being bored?” Haha.

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