List of Classic Covers, designated by Overstreet and/or CGC
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I have decided to use this thread to compile an editable list of classic comic covers, as designated by Overstreet and/or CGC. All titles and issues that are post Golden Age are put in italics. Comics that are designated by CGC as classic, but not by Overstreet, are put bold. Let me know about any errors. If you have a graded comic that CGC says is a classic cover, but not on the Overstreet list, post a picture and I'll add it to the list. Who knows, perhaps the registry will wind up using the list as a separate "set." Thanks, --Joe

 

Action Comics 36, 52, 63, 89, 108 (credit Durden08)

Adventure Comics 67, 79

Air Ace V2#2

Air Fighters Comics V1#7, V2#1

All-American Comics 21

All-American Western 113

All Select Comics 1, 2 (credit MrBedrock)

All Star Comics 33

All Winners 4, 8

Amazing-Man Comics 22

Amazing Mystery Funnies 5

American Air Forces 2

America’s Best Comics 18

America’s Greatest Comics 1

Astonishing 30

Atomic Comics 1

Baffling Mysteries 20

Batman 3, 11, 17, 23, 27, 156, 227, 251 (credits scheradon, prof66)

Betty and Me 16

Beware the Creeper 1

Big Shot Comics 24

Black Cat Mystery 30

Black Rider 20

Blue Beetle 54 (credit skybolt)

Blue Bolt V1#4, V9#5

Bobby Benson’s B-Bar-B Riders 14

Boy Comics 10, 11

Boy Commandos 1

Brenda Starr V1#14

Camp Comics 12

Captain America 111, 113

Captain America Comics 2, 3, 7, 13, 18, 36, 46, 74

Captain Flight Comics 5, 11

Captain Marvel Adventures 4

Captain Marvel, Jr. 1, 4, 9, 13

Captain Midnight 3

Catman Comics 3, 19

Choice Comics 3

Creepy #15 (thank you credit to Blind Owl)

Crime Does Not Pay 24, 27, 33

Crimes by Women 6

Criminals on the Run 7

Cyclone Comics 3

Daredevil Comics 11

Dead by Hands of Kung Fu 14

Detective Comics 8, 31, 33, 35, 69, 371

Doc Savage Comics 2, 5

Don Winslow of the Navy 44

Dynamic Comics 8

Fantastic Comics 3

Fantastic Four 25

Fighting Yank 21, 23 (credit skybolt)

Flash Comics 8, 10, 21, 31, 33

Forbidden Love 1, 2

Four Favorites 10

Foxhole 1

Frisky Animals 45

Funny Pages 35

G.I. Combat 87

Great Comics 3 (credit MrBedrock)

Green Hornet Comics 20

Green Lantern 1, 3, 8, 16, 29

Haunt of Fear 8, 11, 12, 14, 17

Headline Comics 8

Heart Throbs 1

Hit Comics 5, 11

Holiday Comics 2

House of Mystery 231

House of Secrets 92, 100

Howdy Doody 6

Human Torch 12, 23, 33 (credit MrBedrock)

Incredible Science Fiction 33

Iron Man 128

Jet Powers 2

Jo-Jo Comics 25 (credit skybolt)

Journey Into Mystery 89

Jumbo Comics 10

Jungle Comics 5

Justice Traps the Guilty 56

Lars of Mars 10, 11

Leading Comics 13

Liberty Comics 12

Living Bible 3

Lone Ranger 76

Mad 166

Magic Comics 19

Marvel Mystery Comics 5, 9, 12, 28, 29, 37, 40, 44, 46, 63 (credit MrBedrock)

Marvel Super Action 12, 13

Mask Comics 1, 2

Master Comics 32

Mickey Mouse Magazine V4#7, 10

Military Comics 10

Mister Mystery 12

More Fun Comics 54, 56, 61, 65, 71

Murder Incorporated 4

Mysterious Adventures 13

Mystery Men Comics 3

Mystic Comics 7

National Comics 7, 21

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. 5 (credit Moondog)

Peter Panda 5

Phantom 74

Phantom Lady 17, 23 (credit skybolt)

Power Comics 3

Prize Comics 4

Punch Comics 12

Racket Squad In Action 12

Red Dragon Comics 6, 7

Roly Poly Comic Book 14

Romantic Adventures 50

Science Comics 2, 3

Scoop Comics 2

Seven Seas Comics 4

Shadow Comics V2#11, V3#6

Shock Suspenstories 1, 6, 7, 12

Silver Streak Comics 6

Slam Bang Comics 3

Slave Girl Comics 1 (credit skybolt)

Smash Comics 38

Space Adventures 12

Spirit 22

Star Comics V1#3

Startling Comics 46, 49

Strange Tales 167

Strange Worlds 4, 167 (credit skybolt)

Sub-Mariner Comics 11

Superman 14, 23, 24, 26, 53, 146, 233

Super-Mystery Comics 4

Supersnipe Comics V2#2

Suspense Comics 3, 8, 11

Tales of Suspense 58, 59, 80

Tales to Astonish 59

Target Comics V1#8, V2#10, V4#5, V9#12

Terrific Comics (Cont. Mag.) 4, 5

Terrific Comics (Myst Pub) 14

Terrifying Tales 13

Thrilling Comics 7, 41, 52

Thrilling Crime Comics 49

Tomb of Terror 15

Top-Notch Comics 5

True Crime Comics 3

United States Marines 2

USA Comics 7, 9

Vault of Horror 17

Weird Mysteries 4, 5

Weird Science 12 (#1)

Weird Science-Fantasy 29

Weird Tales of the Future 7

Weird Thrillers 3

Werewolf By Night 15

Wings Comics 89, 91, 94 (credit skybolt)

Witching Hour 13 (credit scheradon)

Wonder Woman 10, 179, 199 (credit scheradon)

Worlds of Fear 10

Yellowjacket Comics 7

Young Allies 4, 8

Zip Comics 9, 15, 22, 32

Zoo Funnies 2

 

So, is there a comic cover you know doesn't make the list, but you think it should? Don't use this thread to comment, but instead jump to this thread:

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2057169&page=0#Post2057169

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Btaman #227 is noted to be a classic cover on the CGC label.

 

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Witching Hour #13 is also noted by CGC as a classic cover.

 

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Wonder Woman #199 is noted as a classic bondage cover by CGC.

 

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I can't believe Action Comics #1 and Captain America #1 don't qualify.

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i don't have anything to contribute, other than to say thanks for the work compiling the list (thumbs u

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Great list. Personally, I'd add Cap #110 if it were up to me.

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Batman #251 classic cover noted on cgc label.

 

Edited by Professor66

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I have decided to use this thread to compile an editable list of classic comic covers, as designated by Overstreet and/or CGC. All titles and issues that are post Golden Age are put in italics. Comics that are designated by CGC as classic, but not by Overstreet, are put bold. Let me know about any errors. If you have a graded comic that CGC says is a classic cover, but not on the Overstreet list, post a picture and I'll add it to the list. Who knows, perhaps the registry will wind up using the list as a separate "set." Thanks, --Joe

 

Iron Man 121

 

:gossip: 128, not 121

 

 

Good idea and good work!

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Great list. Personally, I'd add Cap #110 if it were up to me.

 

God, I hate you.

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Great list. Personally, I'd add Cap #110 if it were up to me.

 

God, I hate you.

 

:grin:

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Thanks everyone, and a reminder -- submit a pic as visual evidence of your find, or I may not add it to the list "officially."

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Great list. Personally, I'd add Cap #110 if it were up to me.

 

God, I hate you.

 

:grin:

 

beers are on you for that one, homie.

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Great list. Personally, I'd add Cap #110 if it were up to me.

 

God, I hate you.

 

:grin:

 

beers are on you for that one, homie.

 

I was just gonna ask you if you wanted to hit Happy Hour tomorrow. :banana:

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Great list. Personally, I'd add Cap #110 if it were up to me.

 

God, I hate you.

 

:grin:

 

beers are on you for that one, homie.

 

I was just gonna ask you if you wanted to hit Happy Hour tomorrow. :banana:

 

:frustrated:

 

yes. but i can't.

 

 

:tonofbricks:

 

next week? :wishluck:

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This is a good idea for a list, but the classification of covers as "classic" by Overstreet is so hit-or-miss your list will be limited, and mostly cofined to the GA.

 

For example, in the SA many first appearances are not listed as classic covers, apparently because the guide has other things to talk about in its text. But is AF15 not a classic cover? FF 1? BB 28? Those are all classic covers, and there are many others.

 

It seems like the concept of a classic cover is a GA thing, but it really shouldn't be.

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Although this book is often referred to as a "classic cover", I'm kind of shocked it's not labeled as such on the CGC label.

 

Silver Surfer #4

 

Here's another one often referred to as "classic", but not labeled as such.

Defenders #10

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Batman #156 is noted on the CGC label as classic.

 

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Action Comics #63 (the scan is from the CGC gallery):

 

ACTION%20%2363-9.6.jpg

 

 

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