Marvel is bringing back the "corner boxes" featured on the covers of its newstand-era comics on select titles in February. The boxes will feature art by veteran artist Joe Jusko.
Back in the spinner rack days, these
boxes - which feature a small picture of the comic's title character -
were helpful in finding issues you wanted. They looked like this:
But now that most comics are
sold in specialty shops with the entire cover displayed, they have only
nostalgic value. You can see a whole blog featuring them here.
Here's a look at some of Jusko's new corner box designs: