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Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #150 X-Men

15 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.

Taking a page from Marvel and DC’s marketing book, Skullkickers decided to relaunch their book with a new issue #1 and an enticing title change. Issue #22 was renamed ALL-NEW SKULLKICKERS and the numbering changed to #1. I think the plan worked, and sales increased – even though it was a noticeable swipe at the big two publishers.

X-Men #125
X-Men #125
September 1979
Dave Cockrum
All-New Skullkickers #1
All-New Skullkickers #1
June 2013
Edwin Huang

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

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #149 Fantastic Four

01 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.

Fantastic Four #109
Fantastic Four #109
April 1971
John Buscema
FF vol. II #7
FF vol. II #7
July 2013
Mike Allred

On Ebay: Fantastic Four | FF
On AtomicAvenue: Fantastic Four | FF

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #148 Thor

25 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.

Taking a page from Marvel and DC’s marketing book, Skullkickers decided to relaunch their book with a new issue #1 and an enticing title change. Issue #21 was renamed MIGHTY SKULLKICKERS and the numbering changed to #1. I think the plan worked, and sales increased – even though it was a noticeable swipe at the big two publishers.

Thor #337
Thor #337
November 1983
Walter Simonson
Mighty Skullkickers #1
Mighty Skullkickers #1
April 2013
Edwin Huang

On Ebay: Thor | Skullkickers
On AtomicAvenue: Thor | Skullkickers

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #147 Wolverine

11 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.

Taking a page from Marvel and DC’s marketing book, Skullkickers decided to relaunch their book with a new issue #1 and an enticing title change. Issue #20 was renamed SAVAGE SKULLKICKERS and the numbering changed to #1. I think the plan worked, and sales increased – even though it was a noticeable swipe at the big two publishers.

Savage Wolverine #1
Savage Wolverine #1
March 2013
Frank Cho
Savage Skullkickers #1
Savage Skullkickers #1
March 2013
Edwin Huang

On Ebay: Wolverine | Skullkickers
On AtomicAvenue: Wolverine | Skullkickers

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #146 Green Lantern

25 Feb

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.

Taking a page from Marvel and DC’s marketing book, Skullkickers decided to relaunch their book with a new issue #1 and an enticing title change. Issue #23 was renamed DARK SKULLKICKERS DARK and the numbering changed to #1. I think the plan worked, and sales increased – even though it was a noticeable swipe at the big two publishers.

Green Lantern #85
Green Lantern #85
September 1971
Neal Adams
Dark Skullkickers Dark #1
Dark Skullkickers Dark #1
July 2013
 

On Ebay: Green Lantern | Skullkickers
On AtomicAvenue: Green Lantern | Skullkickers

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #145 Wolverine

18 Feb

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.

Wolverine: the Origin #2
Wolverine: the Origin #2
December 2000
Joe Quesada
Powerless #2
Powerless #2
September 2004
Tony Harris

On Ebay: Wolverine
On AtomicAvenue: Wolverine

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #144 Alpha Flight

03 Feb

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.

Alpha Flight #12
Alpha Flight #12
July 1984
John Byrne
Alpha Flight #129
Alpha Flight #129
February 1994
Dario Carrasco
Alpha Flight vol. II #12
Alpha Flight vol. II #12
July 1998
Duncan Rouleau
Alpha Flight vol. III #12
Alpha Flight vol. III #12
April 2005
Clayton Henry
G.I. Joe: Cobra #12
G.I. Joe: Cobra #12
January 2011
Antonio Fuso

On Ebay: Alpha Flight | G.I. Joe
On AtomicAvenue: Alpha Flight | G.I. Joe

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #143 Wolverine

28 Jan

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.

Wolverine vol. II #1
Wolverine vol. II #1
November 1988
John Buscema
Daken: Dark Wolverine #7
Daken: Dark Wolverine #7
June 2011
Giuseppe Camuncoli

On Ebay: Wolverine | Daken
On AtomicAvenue: Wolverine | Daken

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #142 Daredevil

21 Jan

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.

Daredevil #187
Daredevil #187
October 1982
Frank Miller
Daredevil #505
Daredevil #505
April 2010
 

On Ebay: Deadpool | Daredevil
On AtomicAvenue: Deadpool | Daredevil

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #141 Terminator

14 Jan

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.

Terminator movie poster
the Terminator
1984
 
New X-Men #141
New X-Men #141
July 2003
Phil Jimenez

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