Sunday, 10 March 2013

ICFD Cover of the Week - 10th March 2013

This week's cover is the cover to The Sensational She-Hulk (Vol 2) #24, from February 1991. 

Art by Bryan Hitch.

Yes,  two weeks running for Bryan Hitch. But two very different covers. Given that Death's Head has made guest appearances in two Marvel books this month I thought I'd dig out a Death's Head guest appearance from yesteryear...

The issue was drawn by Hitch and written by fellow Marvel UK alumni Simon Furman.

And yes, the story genuinely is about an antique vase. And yes, She-Hulk and Death's Head genuinely do  tussle over it. With quite a toll of villains also in the mix.

While DH's US guest appearances were somewhat limited in number this issue holds a similar charm to me as the Motormouth & Killpower Hulk story does. It's a character I loved reading finding a new audience, across the Atlantic. Plus it doesn't take itself too seriously. This, for me, is Death's Head's strength as a character. He could turn up at any place, any time. Something I'm always glad to see writers take advantage of. 


  1. This is one of my favourite comics. I love how goofy it is.

    So, in Avenging Spider-Man #17, Spider-Man indicates that he's met Death's Head before, but I don't recall any such meeting. I assume then that it's something more recent; do you happen to remember when this encounter occurred?

    1. Hi Kelvin.

      Been trying to work that out myself... Certainly not in the version of DH which appeared there.

    2. I know DH appeared in the background of an issue of Bendis' Avengers but I don't know if Spidey had any interaction with him as I wasn't reading the comic at the time because, well, Bendis.