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Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #167 No Hero

26 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.

Swamp Thing debuted in House of Secrets #92 and went on to become the most prominent swamp monster in the history of comics. The limited [print run: 2,000] auxiliary variant of No Hero #6 paid homage to this classic.

House of Secrets #92
House of Secrets #92
July 1971
Bernie Wrightson
No Hero #6
No Hero #6 (auxiliary)
May 2009
Juan Jose Ryp

On Ebay: Swamp Thing | No Hero
On AtomicAvenue: Swamp Thing | No Hero

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #166 No Hero

19 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.

Crisis on Infinite Earths was a milestone maxi-series for DC Comics that established the new order of their universe for the modern age. Issue #7 featured the death of Supergirl and told the origin of the Anti-Monitor. The limited [print run: 1,500] auxiliary variant of No Hero #5 paid homage to this classic.

Crisis on Infinite Earths #7
Crisis on Infinite Earths #7
October 1985
George PĂ©rez
No Hero #5
No Hero #5 (auxiliary)
April 2009
Juan Jose Ryp

On Ebay: Crisis | No Hero
On AtomicAvenue: Crisis | No Hero

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #165 No Hero

12 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.

Zap put the underground comix movement on the map with the talents of Robert Crumb. The limited [print run: 2,000] auxiliary variant of No Hero #4 pays tribute to Zap #0.

Zap #0
Zap #0
October 1967
Robert Crumb
No Hero #4
No Hero #4 (auxiliary)
February 2009
Juan Jose Ryp

On Ebay: Zap | No Hero
On AtomicAvenue: Zap | No Hero

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #164 No Hero

05 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.

Alan Moore’s Watchmen set the bar high for comics and ushered in an era of realism in superheroics. Its influence can still be seen in today’s comics. The limited [print run: 2,000] variant of No Hero #3 paid homage to this issue.

Watchmen #1
Watchmen #1
September 1986
Dave Gibbons
No Hero #3
No Hero #3 (auxiliary)
December 2008
Juan Jose Ryp

On Ebay: Watchmen | No Hero
On AtomicAvenue: Watchmen | No Hero

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #163 No Hero

28 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.

X-Men #100 featured a classic cover pitting the original X-Men against the new team. The limited [print run: 2,000] variant of No Hero #2 paid homage to this issue.

X-Men #100
X-Men #100
August 1976
Dave Cockrum
No Hero #2
No Hero #2 (auxiliary)
October 2008
Juan Jose Ryp

On Ebay: X-Men | No Hero
On AtomicAvenue: X-Men | No Hero

 

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