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June 16, 2015

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #170 Excalibur

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 8:00 am

After looking at hundreds of comic book covers, it becomes quickly apparent that not every cover is 100% original. Whether done intentionally or even underhandedly, there’s something about uncovering these “swipes” that adds a new element of fun to reading and collecting comics.

Although the cover to Excalibur #49 credits Neal Adams (the cover artist of X-Men #56), it’s also a nod to X-Men #135. That issue is part of the Dark Phoenix Saga and the story featured in Excalibur #49 heavily involves the Phoenix Force. I think the most interesting part of this cover homage is that the Excalibur logo is destroyed here by Necrom and actually replaced in the very next issue with a new logo.

X-Men #56
X-Men #56
May 1969
Neal Adams
X-Men #135
X-Men #135
July 1980
John Byrne
Excalibur #49
Excalibur #49
April 1992
Alan Davis

On Ebay: Excalibur | X-Men
On AtomicAvenue: Excalibur | X-Men

June 9, 2015

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #169 Excalibur

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 8:00 am

After looking at hundreds of comic book covers, it becomes quickly apparent that not every cover is 100% original. Whether done intentionally or even underhandedly, there’s something about uncovering these “swipes” that adds a new element of fun to reading and collecting comics.

After the events of the Fall of the Mutants, the world believed that the X-Men had died. Even past members who were no longer with the team were not aware that they were still alive. Two of these past members, Nightcrawler and Kitty Pryde, found themselves joined by Captain Britain and Megan in their attempt to save Phoenix. Mojo had sent the Warwolves (a group of deadly shapeshifters – for lack of an in-depth examination of their powers) to capture Phoenix – this team-up led to the formation of Excalibur. In Excalibur #41, the team found themselves up against the recently-revealed-to-be-alive X-Men – only to discover that they were actually the Warwolves in disguise.

Excalibur: the Sword is Drawn
Excalibur: the Sword is Drawn
1987
Alan Davis
Excalibur #41
Excalibur #41
September 1991
Dave Hoover

On Ebay: Excalibur
On AtomicAvenue: Excalibur

June 3, 2015

Cyberspace Comics Market Report #58 June 2015

Filed under: Cyberspace Comics Market Report — Doorman @ 10:05 am

Here’s a look back at the current comics aftermarket.

Number of listings in eBay’s “comics” section: 2,880,735 (-11.18% from last month; +11.46% from last year)
Number of those that are Cyberspace Comics listings: 78,453 (+0.36%; +504.00%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on eBay: 2.72% (+13.00%; +441.89%)

Number of eBay comic listings that are auctions: 115,345 (-4.85%; -44.80%)
Percentage of eBay comic listings up for auction: 4.00% (+7.35%; -50.45%)

My current eBay feedback (unique): 38,460
My current eBay feedback (total): 72,417
My postive eBay feedback score: 99.8%

Position Dollar Sales # of Current Listings
First Marvel Comics Marvel Comics (14,792 listings)
Second Clearance DC Comics (8,810 listings)
Third Graded Comics Other Indies (8,140 listings)
Fourth Marvel (Bronze) (↑) Image Comics (5,918 listings)
Fifth DC Comics (↓) Clearance (5,130 listings)

 

 
Number of listings on Atomic Avenue: 1,215,626 (+3.87%; -29.20%)
Number of those that are in the Cyberspace Comics Store on Atomic Avenue: 76,072 (+0.65%; +6.54%)
Cyberspace Comics “market share” of comic listings on AtomicAvenue: 6.26% (-3.13%; +50.49%)
Cyberspace Comics estimated “market share” of AtomicAvenue orders: 7.09% (+63.74%; +51.50%)

 
Number of members on ComicCollectorLive: 99,566 (+0.36%; +3.57%)

June 2, 2015

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #168 No Hero

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 12:00 pm

After looking at hundreds of comic book covers, it becomes quickly apparent that not every cover is 100% original. Whether done intentionally or even underhandedly, there’s something about uncovering these “swipes” that adds a new element of fun to reading and collecting comics.

Todd McFarlane’s classic cover to Spider-Man #1 is probably one of the most-swiped covers in comics. The limited [print run: 2,000] auxiliary variant of No Hero #7 paid homage to this classic in 2009

Spider-Man #1
Spider-Man #1
August 1990
Todd McFarlane
No Hero #7
No Hero #7 (auxiliary)
September 2009
Juan Jose Ryp

On Ebay: Spider-Man | No Hero
On AtomicAvenue: Spider-Man | No Hero

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