Well, here are five of my favorite comic book covers from Marvel Comics. They aren't in chronological or preferential order this time because I feel like being random. This will be the first in a new series of lists devoted to comic book covers and comic book issues which will span 80 years and various genres and publishers. This particular list features five issues from 1962 right on up through 1988.
Mike Ploog's cover for Marvel Spotlight issue 5 is perhaps my favorite comic book cover ever. I remember seeing it as a child and just being stunned by how cool it is with the leather-clad, motorcycling, skeletal demon, Ghost Rider, all the fire, and the men shooting at him ineffectively.
This particular Spider-Woman issue is probably the coolest in my opinion and I love the striking cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Rubinstein. Spider-Woman has always been the sexiest Marvel female hero as far as I'm concerned and in this issue she faces off against Nekra, who may very well be the sexiest female villain.
Sal Buscema's cover for Conan the Barbarian issue #92 is my favorite for the Marvel Comics sword and sorcery series. The perfect fantasy combination of sword-wielding warriors confronting supernatural enemies. It just doesn't get much better than this.
And of course, this list would never be complete without the inclusion of Amazing Fantasy issue #15 featuring the dramatic debut of none other than Peter Parker and his dashing superhero alter-ego Spider-Man! While the interior art is by Steve Ditko, the cover was done by the legendary Jack Kirby and it still remains one of my favorite depictions of Spidey (he just looks cooler in black and red).
The Amazing Spider-Man #300 is perhaps one of the most important issues in all of Spidey history from my standpoint. Not only does it mark the 25th anniversary and the 300th issue of the Spider-Man character's own comic, not only does it feature a stunning and unforgettable cover and art by Todd McFarlane... it also marks the full debut of one of Spidey's greatest villains, Venom!