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May 25, 2010

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #8 X-Men

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 6:52 am

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 a seemingly fatal plane crash into Jamaica Bay, Jean Grey erupted out of the waters … reborn as the incredibly powerful Phoenix. Dave Cockrum‘s cover to Uncanny X-Men #101 captures the scene as the other X-Men look on in shock. Years later, Hawkeye and Spider-Woman (II) of the West Coast Avengers, squared off against Pele and Sunfire in an oceanic battle off the coast of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Cover artist, Tom Morgan, felt this heated combat was a good opportunity to pay homage to another fiery (and much more well-known) female. I find it interesting, that just one year later, Tom Morgan swiped the cover of the previous X-Men issue (this swipe was exposed last week).

Uncanny X-Men #101
October 1976
Dave Cockrum

Avengers West Coast #71
June 1991
Tom Morgan

On Ebay: X-Men | Dave Cockrum | West Coast Avengers | Tom Morgan

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