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June 29, 2010

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! #13 Christine

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 11:24 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.

2004’s Ghostbusters: Legion sold well enough to warrant a second printing. And, to mark that issue, it was printed with an all-new cover. This one paid homage to the movie, Christine (which was based on the Stephen King novel), by depicting the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 in the same pose as the 1958 Plymouth Fury in the Christine movie poster. Curiously enough, there is an ad in the back of Ghostbusters: Legion #3 for a die cast replica of that very same car!

Christine Movie Poster
Christine movie poster
Ghostbusters: Legion #1 second printing
Ghostbusters: Legion #1 (2nd print)

On Ebay: Ghostbusters

1 Comment »

  1. Yeah, publisher Sebastien Clavet had said next to Ghostbusters, Christine was one of his favorite movies.

    Legion was a great book and would have been a good lead into an ongoing. Unfortunately, 88MPH mucked it all up.

    Comment by C Buchner — February 15, 2011 @ 7:50 pm

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