Sunday, July 18, 2010

Gimmick Covers #2

Ghost Rider, Volume 2 #15
Cover Date: July 1991

In the 1990's, when I started collecting comics, gimmick covers were all the rage. It started with embossed covers, foil covers and die-cut covers then things got interesting. Ghost Rider was one of Marvel's most popular characters at this time and it seemed like a great idea to do something interesting with him. This cover, drawn by the great Mark "Tex" Texiera, featured a close up of Ghost Rider where his flames were glow in the dark. To my knowledge this was the very first time this was done on a comic book cover. If anyone knows of a glow in the dark cover that predates this one, please, let me know!

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