10 Terrible Comic Book Covers Marvel Wants You To Forget

9. Daredevil #168

Marvel Comics

Mistakes aren't common in comic books, but they do happen. At the end of the day, the people working on them are, well, people. They make mistakes just like everyone else, but usually, those are relegated to an incorrect coloring, the accidental repetition repetition of a word, or forgetting to draw a part of the costume.

While those mistakes can happen, they tend to be somewhere within a comic book and not smack dab on the cover. Cover mistakes are much easier to notice and they tend to remain in the fans' collective memories for a long period of time.

Take, for example, Daredevil #168. The cover art by Frank Miller is spectacular as always. There is a lot going on in the image, which showcases Elektra and Daredevil amidst some lightning. With such evocative imagery, you might be asking what is wrong with the cover... take a closer look and it will become all too apparent.

They misspelled the name "Elektra," which is bad enough, but worse than a simple misspelling, it was her first appearance. It isn't misspelled anywhere within the book, just on the cover. Seeing as it was her first appearance, this seems like one of those covers Marvel would want to be forgotten.


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