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Contest of Champions #1 Cover

Artists: John  Romita Jr. (Penciller) ,  Bob  Layton (Inker)

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Contest of Champions #1 Cover Comic Art



Artwork Details

Title: Contest of Champions #1 Cover
Artist: John  Romita Jr. (Penciller)
Artist: Bob  Layton (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 4,479
Likes on CAF:
Favorited on CAF: 3
Comments: 27
Added to Site: 4/1/2012
Comic Art Archive: Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions
Issue: 1   Page: cover


I remember seeing this cover in the comic shop, and it just blew my mind. Even today, I think it holds its own.


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F M wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Talk about a classic, iconic cover. It does hold his own and I think Layton's inks have a lot to do with that given how early it was in JRjr's career :)
Posted on 4/1/2012

Peter P wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Looks like a fantastic book!
Posted on 4/1/2012

John Bamber wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I remember this so well and the cover really is great. Congratulations on getting this one Dave.
Posted on 4/1/2012

Michael Kenyon wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
More than holds it's own as it's chock full of heroes.A very memorable cover.
Posted on 4/1/2012

Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Oh My ! Oh My ! That cover is just chock full of memories....Enjoy
Posted on 4/1/2012

Ron Sonenthal wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Really brings back memories. Thanks for sharing.
Posted on 4/1/2012

Dan Jerome wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I know a few collectors (myself included) who have been searching for this little gem. It's a fine addition to any collection, even one as impressive as yours. Congrats.
Posted on 4/1/2012

Albert Moy wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Love this cover, just remember buy this comic from the stands. Cool cover
Posted on 4/1/2012

Ronan Killack wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Can certainly see why this one stopped you in your tracks - must be a joy to hold!
Posted on 4/1/2012

J. Sid wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Love it!
Posted on 4/1/2012

Jared Simmons wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Spectacular! You can really see the influence of Bob Layton's inks.
Posted on 4/1/2012

Rafael Amat wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
... w... wow... WOW... WOW!!... WOW!!!!!!!!
Posted on 4/1/2012

Felix  Lu wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Secret Wars before Secret Wars...remember hearing about this when it came out from a kid at school...a mind-blower.
Posted on 4/1/2012

Timothy L wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This one brings back great memories. Thanks for sharing this fantastic piece!
Posted on 4/1/2012

Brian Peck wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Killer! Count me as another who fondly remembers this cover. JRJR was channeling Perez when he did this so many characters. Too bad the logo is covering up some more characters. Would love to see who is behind it. Congrats!
Posted on 4/1/2012

Sean Marsh wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
AWESOME.....One of my all time favorites
Posted on 4/1/2012

Maria Coppola wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow does this bring back memories. One of my first comics I ever read back in the early eighties. Grandmaster vs. Death, a classic! Fantastic cover art, bravo!
Posted on 4/1/2012

DW A wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 4/2/2012

Y M wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Perez may be the King of Krowded Kover scenes, but JR Jr. & Layton gave him a run for his money with this one.
Posted on 4/2/2012

Patrick  Brooks wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Man, does this cover bring back memories. Amazing!!!
Posted on 4/2/2012

Romain Verlier wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Awesome and so full of memories !!!!
Posted on 4/4/2012

Abe Navarro wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
What an awesome piece of history.
Posted on 4/29/2012

Olivier D wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
One of the very best of Romita Jr. adding to this the superb inking job by Layton. The perfect match for a Champions cover! You're once again a very lucky man David! Best to you.
Posted on 4/29/2012

John Voytek wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Now that's a GREAT cover! Congrats David on another amazing addition to a truly remarkable collection.
Posted on 4/29/2012

DC's Showcase wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Where's Waldo?
Posted on 4/29/2012

Mario Losada wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 5/2/2012

D Sugar wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Anybody thinking of getting a commission with all your favorite characters?.....just get one (if your lucky) of these Covers. Congrats!
Posted on 8/9/2012

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