During the speculator boom in the 1990s comic book market, publishers enhanced comic covers to increase sales. These gimmicks included shiny foil, holograms and even pop-ups! But, one of the coolest enhancements was the glow in the dark cover. Let’s shed some light on the subject, shall we?
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Date: July 1993
Cover Price: $2.95
In the early 1990s, the Marvel UK line launched dozens of titles into the comics market. Many of them were limited series or poorly selling titles that didn’t even last a year.
One such title was Cyberspace 3000, and despite appearances by Galactus, the Silver Surfer, Adam Warlock, Thanos and Doctor Strange, it was canceled at issue 8. However, it left behind a legacy including one of the coolest glow in the dark covers. In the dark, this cover creates the silhoutte of Galactus‘ head. Depriving this cover of light exposes a glowing eye and a word ballon that says “I HUNGER“. Very cool!
On Ebay: Galactus | Cyberspace 3000