Marvel Comics bringing back "corner boxes" to select comics in February

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:

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