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February 25, 2014

Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed #146 Green Lantern

Filed under: Swiped: Comic Book Cover Swipes Exposed! — Doorman @ 11:15 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.

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
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