Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Fun With Cover Homages for 5/18

This one deserves an homage, as it is the very first modern superhero cover!

Yep, I'm talking about Action Comics #1!

Here it is...

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We had to wait for MARVEL to first homage the cover!

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DC's first homage was with Supergirl striking the pose after the death of Superman..

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Next, we see ill-advised character Scorn strike the pose...

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Exactly a year later, we see future Superman strike the pose...

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Finally, Mr Majestic is the last one to use the pose...

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This last one is interesting, as it is a bit different than normal, as it is a redo of the Action Comics #1 cover, just from a different perspective!!

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Cool, eh?

Did I miss any? Fill me in!

omike015 and naladahc chipped in these ones that I missed.

Secret Origins #1 has a faraway look at the cover...

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John Byrne has She-Hulk pretty much duplicate the feat...

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Finally, Superboy definitely does a riff on it...

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Thanks for the suggestions, folks!


Blogger omike015 said...

Other homages:

- Fantastic Four #291 - Though for some bizarre reason, Byrne chose to reverse the image(!).

- Superman/Risk: Double Shot - From 1998

- There was an Alex Ross Madman cover (I don't know the specific comic or issue number) that spoofed it, as well. It showed Madman and his cast reading a copy of "Madmen Comics," and the cover of the comic spoofed ACTION COMICS #1 to a tee. Though, in traditional Madman insanity, Madman was unable to lift the car on the cover!

- Superman: A Nation Divided - This one's kind of vague. I'm not sure it was an intentional homage or not.

- I've always seen WHIZ COMICS #2 as a swipe, too. Though maybe that's just my paranoia. ;)

5/19/2005 12:50 AM  
Blogger naladahc said...

Well I don't know about it but can you cound the cover of Secret Origins #1 as an homage? I mean it is more or less a copy of Action #1 but with lots of elements of many All-Star Comics covers thrown in too.

5/19/2005 7:10 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Did you ever cover all the homages to the Crisis "Death of Supergirl" cover?

11/14/2008 2:44 AM  
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