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Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #130 New Mutants

25 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.

Deadpool famously debuted in the New Mutants #98. 21 years later, Antarctic Press asked: What do you get when you cross Deadpool with Winnie the Pooh?

the New Mutants #98
the New Mutants #98
February 1991
Rob Liefeld
Dead Pooh #1
Dead Pooh #1
March 2012
Marat Mychaels

On Ebay: Deadpool | New Mutants
On AtomicAvenue: Deadpool | New Mutants

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #129 Bloodshot

18 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.

Bloodshot was one of Valiant’s all new creations that starred in his own rather successful ongoing series. ValiantFans.com estimates that this issue had a print run of 850,000! So, it stands to reason that Parody Press would jump on board with a spoof that very same year. Consider, if Parody sold just 5% of the 850K, they’d sell over 40,000 comics! Not a bad venture….

Bloodshot #1
Bloodshot #1
February 1993
Barry Windsor-Smith
Bloodyhot #1
Bloodyhot #1
1993
Tatsuya Ishida

On Ebay: Bloodshot
On AtomicAvenue: Bloodshot

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #128 Superman

11 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.

The rematch between Guy Gardner and Superman is a direct swipe of their first battle. Although, it should be mentioned that the first battle (in #688) was between Guy and the Eradicator (who was posing as Superman). At that time, Superman was “dead” but don’t you worry! He came back … with a mullet.

Superman vol. II #123
Superman vol. II #123
May 1997
Ron Frenz
Mr. Myxzptlk (Villains) #1
Mr. Myxzptlk (Villains) #1
February 1998
Jason Pearson
Superman vol. II #149
Superman vol. II #149
October 1999
Ron Frenz

On Ebay: Superman
On AtomicAvenue: Superman

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #127 Power Man

04 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.

With Power Man #50, Iron Fist joined in as the co-lead for the series. It was a momentous occasion and the duo enjoyed 75 more issues before they were finally cancelled in the 1980s.

Power Man & Iron Fist #50
Power Man & Iron Fist #50
April 1978
Dave Cockrum
New Avengers #57 (Super Hero Squad Variant)
New Avengers #57
November 2009
Super Hero Squad Variant

On Ebay: Power Man | Avengers
On AtomicAvenue: Power Man | Avengers

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #126 Infinity Gauntlet

28 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.

After Thanos collected the six Infinity Gems in Thanos Quest, he wreaked havoc by killing nearly half of the universe in the Infinity Gauntlet.

the Infinity Gauntlet #1
the Infinity Gauntlet #1
July 1991
George Perez
New Avengers: Illuminati vol. II #2
New Avengers: Illuminati vol. II #2
March 2007
Jimmy Cheung

On Ebay: Infinity Gauntlet | Avengers
On AtomicAvenue: Infinity Gauntlet | Avengers

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #125 Nick Fury

21 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.

Keith Pollard pays homage to a classic Astonishing Tales cover by Rich Buckler.

Astonishing Tales #36
Astonishing Tales #36
July 1976
Rich Buckler
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. vol. III #6
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. vol. III #6
December 1989
Keith Pollard

On Ebay: Astonishing Tales | Nick Fury
On AtomicAvenue: Astonishing Tales | Nick Fury

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #124 Flash

14 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.

Mike Mignola pays homage to a classic Flash cover by Carmine Infantino.

Flash #174
the Flash #174
November 1967
Carmine Infantino
Secret Origins vol. III #41
Secret Origins vol. III #41
June 1989
Mike Mignola

On Ebay: Flash
On AtomicAvenue: Flash

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #123 Legion of Super-Heroes

07 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.

DC Comics allowed Mark Waid to create a new jumping on point for the Legion of Super-Heroes with their fifth series in 2005.

Legion of Super-Heroes vol. V #1
Legion of Super-Heroes vol. V #1
February 2005
Barry Kitson
Legion of Super-Heroes vol. V #7
Legion of Super-Heroes vol. V #7
August 2005
Barry Kitson

On Ebay: Legion of Super-Heroes
On AtomicAvenue: Legion of Super-Heroes

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #122 Hawk & Dove

31 Jul

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.

This Hawk and Dove cover is paying homage to Copperhead’s first appearance in the Brave and the Bold #78.

the Brave and the Bold #78
the Brave and the Bold #78
July 1968
Bob Brown
Hawk and Dove vol. III #9
Hawk and Dove vol. III #9
February 1990
Greg Guler

On Ebay: Brave and the Bold | Hawk and Dove
On AtomicAvenue: Brave and the Bold | Hawk and Dove

 

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #121 Superman

24 Jul

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 rematch between Guy Gardner and Superman is a direct swipe of their first battle. Although, it should be mentioned that the first battle (in #688) was between Guy and the Eradicator (who was posing as Superman). At that time, Superman was “dead” but don’t you worry! He came back … with a mullet.

Action Comics #688
Action Comics #688
July 1993
Kerry Gammill
Action Comics #709
Action Comics #709
April 1995
Butch Guice

On Ebay: Action Comics | Superman
On AtomicAvenue: Action Comics | Superman