Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Fun With Cover Homages for 5/4

It's always interesting to note how long it takes before a particular cover is homaged.

Take today's cover, one of the more famous covers of the past thirty years (and it is just celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year), Giant-Size X-Men #1.

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The first homage I can recall is the Uncanny X-Men Annual #10.

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Next time was four years later, during the very long "no official X-Men team" period.

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Next, Andy Kubert (who, up until that point, did not do a single homage. He did ANOTHER one, though, just a year later) did one...and like the X-Men Annual, it ALSO featured the X-Babies.

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Finally, in Joe Kelly's first issue, we have the following...

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Coooolness!

EDITED TO ADD this Legion of Superheroes cover courtesy of Johanna.

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This was when they went through the weird era where the team added costumes and they were all either aged or de-aged.

Really weird stretch of issues.

Great Immonen art, though!

EDITED TO ADD this X-Statix cover courtesy of Matt.

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I really liked X-Statix.

Any others out there?

6 Comments:

Blogger Johanna said...

Does this one count?
http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/3810/400/3810_4_0054.jpg
Legion of Super-Heroes #54, with a REAL die-cut.

5/04/2005 5:27 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

It most certainly does.

I'll add it to the list now!

5/05/2005 1:29 AM  
Blogger Matt Brady said...

There's this one:
http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/10270/400/10270_4_001.jpg

5/05/2005 10:08 AM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

Good pick up, Matt.

5/05/2005 4:48 PM  
Blogger Matt Brady said...

Yeah, I dug X-Statix too. Well, actually, I haven't read all of the issues of X-Statix, but I have the whole Milligan/Allred run of X-Force, and really liked it. Also whenever I mention Mike Allred, I have to mention that he is from the same town I grew up in, Roseburg, Oregon. Oh yeah, and I also thought that X-Statix cover was interesting because several of the characters who are watching in horror are the same characters who are breaking through the cover of the book. Weird.

5/06/2005 10:43 AM  
Blogger 2097 said...

Yeah, I think that’s a joke—just like Cyclops on the original Giant-Size X-Men.

But U-Go Girl was replaced with Venus de Milo, for example.

X-Statix is, probably, my favorite comic of all time but I read the X-Statix issues first and only later realized that there had been a run on X-Force, that I’ve since read.

5/28/2012 4:25 PM  

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