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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

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #140 Warrior Nun

04 Dec

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.

Warrior Nun Areala debuted in Ninja High School #38 and went on to star in several of her own solo titles over the next two decades.

Warrior Nun Areala #1
Warrior Nun Areala #1
December 1994
Ben Dunn
Furrlough #37
Furrlough #37
January 1996

On Ebay: Warrior Nun | Furrlough
On AtomicAvenue: Warrior Nun Areala | Furrlough

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #139 Buffy

27 Nov

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.

Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired seven seasons from 1997 until 2003. A few years later, Whedon launched season eight as a comic series, published by Dark Horse Comics. That “season” concluded with issue #40, and was followed by Season Nine #1.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #1
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #1
March 2007
Jo Chen
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #40
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight #40
January 2011
Jo Chen

On Ebay: Buffy
On AtomicAvenue: Buffy

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #138 Doom Patrol

20 Nov

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 Vertigo series, Doom Patrol was relaunched in 2001 as a more straight-forward hero book. Well, straight-forward … for Doom Patrol, that is. The series was still very quirky and I was glad to see that it didn’t completely ignore what happened before. The last issue of this series swiped the first issue’s design.

Doom Patrol vol. III #1
Doom Patrol vol. III #1
December 2001
Tan Eng Huat
Doom Patrol vol. III #22
Doom Patrol vol. III #22
September 2003
Tan Eng Huat

On Ebay: Doom Patrol
On AtomicAvenue: Doom Patrol

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #137 Simpsons

13 Nov

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.

Simpsons Comics #4 utilized an “infinity cover” design by Matt Groening. Nine years later, they swiped their own cover!

the Simpsons #4
Simpsons Comics #4
May 1994
Matt Groening
the Simpsons #85
Simpsons Comics #85
August 2003
Matt Groening

On Ebay: Simpsons
On AtomicAvenue: Simpsons