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Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #162 No Hero

21 Apr

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.

Captain America #109 recounted the origin story. The very limited [print run: 2,000] auxiliary variant of No Hero #1 pays homage to this classic cover.

Captain America #109
Captain America #109
January 1969
Jack Kirby
No Hero #1
No Hero #1 (auxiliary)
September 2008
Juan Jose Ryp

On Ebay: Captain America | No Hero
On AtomicAvenue: Captain America | No Hero

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #161 No Hero

14 Apr

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.

Amazing Spider-Man #129 is one of the biggest key comics of the bronze age. It’s the first appearance of the Punisher - a character based on Don Pendleton’s Mack Bolan the Executioner – who went on to star in hundreds of his comics. It’s also the first appearance of the Jackal - the mastermind behind the infamous Spider-Man Clone saga of the 1990s. The very limited [print run: 1,500] Mid-Ohio variant of No Hero #1 pays homage to this classic cover.

Amazing Spider-Man #129
Amazing Spider-Man #129
February 1974
Gil Kane
No Hero #1
No Hero #1 (Mid-Ohio variant)
November 2008
Juan Jose Ryp

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

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #160 No Hero

07 Apr

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.

The first Scorpio debuted in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1. Jim Steranko concocted a now-classic cover featuring Nick and his pals with his evil brother, Jake (Scorpio), lurking just around the corner. Forty years later, Juan Jose Ryp paid tribute to it with the auxiliary variant of No Hero.

Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
June 1968
Jim Steranko
No Hero #0
No Hero #0 (Auxiliary)
June 2008
Juan Jose Ryp

On Ebay: Nick Fury | No Hero
On AtomicAvenue: Nick Fury | No Hero

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #159 Buffy the Vampire Slayer

31 Mar

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.

Blade the Vampire Slayer debuted in Tomb of Dracula #10. The cover to Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #6 pays homage to that milestone issue.

Tomb of Dracula #10
Tomb of Dracula #10
July 1973
Gene Colan
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #6
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 9 #6
February 2012
Georges Jeanty

On Ebay: Dracula | Buffy
On AtomicAvenue: Dracula | Buffy

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #158 Buffy the Vampire Slayer

24 Mar

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.

New Moon is the second film in the Twilight Saga movie franchise. The cover to Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #36 pays homage to the movie poster.

Twilight Saga: New Moon movie poster
Twilight Saga: New Moon
2009
movie poster
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #36
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #36
September 2010
Georges Jeanty

On Ebay: Twilight | Buffy
On AtomicAvenue: Twilight | Buffy

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #157 Buffy the Vampire Slayer

17 Mar

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 Dark Phoenix Saga, wherein Jean Grey is killed off, Cyclops left the team in X-Men #138. The cover of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #35 pays homage to this milestone issue.

Uncanny X-Men #138
X-Men #138
October 1980
John Byrne
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #35
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #35
May 2010
Georges Jeanty

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

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #156 Buffy the Vampire Slayer

10 Mar

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.

These days it’s hard to think of Spider-Man villains without the Green Goblin coming to mind but, there was a time when the Goblin wasn’t very important to the Spidey mythos. The original Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) debuted in Amazing Spider-Man #14 and was killed off in Amazing Spider-Man #122. His son, Harry, adopted the Goblin mantle in Amazing Spider-Man #136 and, in Amazing Spider-Man #176 (cover date: 1978), Harry’s psychiatrist Barton Hamilton became the third Goblin. For the next five years, the Spider-Man books were Goblin-free! That is, until Amazing Spider-Man #238 (cover date: 1983), when the Hobgoblin debuted.

Initially, the identity of this Goblin was unknown and was an important running subplot of the series for the following five years. Finally, Hobgoblin’s identity was revealed in Amazing Spider-Man #289 (cover date: 1987). The cover of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #33 pays homage to this milestone issue.

Amazing Spider-Man #289
Amazing Spider-Man #289
June 1987
Tom Morgan
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #33
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #33
March 2010
Georges Jeanty

On Ebay: Spider-Man | Buffy
On AtomicAvenue: Spider-Man | Buffy

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #155 New Mutants

09 Sep

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.

New Mutants #39
New Mutants #39
May 1986
Art Adams with Bill Sienkiewicz
Steed & Mrs. Peel vol. 3 #0B
Steed & Mrs. Peel vol. 3 #0B
August 2012
Joshua Covey

On Ebay: New Mutants | Steed
On AtomicAvenue: New Mutants | Steed

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #154 Superman

05 Aug

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.

The first appearance of Demolitia pays homage to the first appearance of Bloodsport.

Superman vol. II #4
Superman vol. II #4
April 1987
John Byrne
Action Comics #718
Action Comics #718
February 1996
Kieron Dwyer

On Ebay: Superman
On AtomicAvenue: Superman

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #153 Iron Man

27 May

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.

Iron Man #128 famously dealt with Tony Stark’s alcoholism – leave it to Deadpool to poke fun at such a serious issue.

Iron Man #128
Iron Man #128
November 1979
Bob Layton
Deadpool #7
Deadpool #7
June 2013
Kevin Macguire

On Ebay: Iron Man | Deadpool
On AtomicAvenue: Iron Man | Deadpool