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Cool Comic Cover Gallery for Easter

Folks mentioned doing theme galleries, so here ya go!

All Easter-themed covers!

Enjoy!

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Happy Easter!

25 Comments

Maybe it’s just me – but whatever’s happening to that fella on the lower left of that Archibald cover looks damned painful…

I like how only one has any relation to the real reason Easter exists.

[quote]Maybe it’s just me – but whatever’s happening to that fella on the lower left of that Archibald cover looks damned painful…[/quote]
It appears that the eggs are coming out of his behind, so I imagine it does hurt.

Do you think Easter doesn’t get the comics treatment these days because it adheres to religion, or because it never has a set date? On the bright side, I do think of the Easter special from South Park, which explained how we got the Easter Bunny and decorated eggs. Oh, and why the Pope has the big hat.

Do you think Easter doesn’t get the comics treatment these days because it adheres to religion, or because it never has a set date?

I think the religious aspect is why we don’t see Easter featured much NOW (note that almost all of these covers are from the 60s and earlier), but back then, comics were quite open to talking about Christian stuff in their mainstream comics (perhaps too much so ;)), so I think it was more that Easter just isn’t much of a visual – not like Christmas.

I like how only one has any relation to the real reason Easter exists.

I actually find it funny that the cover of The Easter Story uses an image of Jesus from the triumphal entry (and an odd one at that– they waved palm branches in scripture, here they’re throwing rose petals!) instead of an image of Jesus’ resurrection

“I think it was more that Easter just isn’t much of a visual – not like Christmas.”

Really? Easter has the most powerful visual images in all of Christianity. Maybe not the most pleasant, but definitely the most powerful.

Really? Easter has the most powerful visual images in all of Christianity. Maybe not the most pleasant, but definitely the most powerful.

True, but not exactly appropriate for a Chip and Dale cover, right? :)

Made a heck of a Green Lantern/Green Arrow cover, though. :)

http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/image_cover/GreenLantern_Arrow_Jesus.jpg

once again, yawn. also, I was under the assumption that “cool covers” would yield something “cool”. huh

Yeah, I’m done with the poser, too. :)

I quite like how Jesus has shoulder pads built into his robe.

Daniel O' Dreams

March 24, 2008 at 12:15 pm

Yeah Rose petals aren’t really appropriate for the time and place.
When did Marvel do Jesus comics?

and is it just me or does the “Bugs” egg look weirdly like Egg Fu from Wonder Woman?

oh man i thought we were going to get the cruicified wolverine cover when I first saw the link

“I like how only one has any relation to the real reason Easter exists. ”

Actually considering that the name Easter comes from Eostre, a pagan festival worshipping springtime and nature’s rebirth, hence the eggs, you’ll actually find that all EXCEPT one have any relation to the real reason Easter exists.

You beat me to it, Rhod! Good call.

What the hell is Marvel Nelson, as seen in the corner box on the last cover?

StoneGold, Marvel/Nelson was a very short-lived partnership between Marvel Comics and Christian book publisher Thomas Nelson Publishing. It resulted in a very-short lived Illuminator, a christian superhero, and a few graphic novels adapting classic Christian novels.

SanctumSanctorumComix

March 25, 2008 at 7:05 am

MARVEL teamed up with NELSON to produce religious comics.

They had;
THE LIFE OF POPE JOHN-PAUL II
THE LIFE OF MOTHER THERESA
THE LIFE OF ST. FRANCIS or ASSISI
THE EASTER STORY

and a “superhero” attempt called:
THE ILLUMINATOR

There might be others but those are the only ones that I have seen (Easter), own (the 3 “Life of’s”) or heard of (Illuminator).

~P~
P-TOR

SanctumSanctorumComix

March 25, 2008 at 7:23 am

Oh. There was also a graphic novel “IN HIS STEPS” that was based on a novel (of the same name, iirc).

I have that one too.
(very religious mother who hated my comic-reading, but thought that RELIGIOUS comics would be OK)

~P~
P-TOR

“I like how only one has any relation to the real reason Easter exists.”

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I didn’t see that cover, Easter is named after Eastre, a goddess of spring and fertility…it was originally a celebration of [spring and] fertility.

Hey I was gonna say that! Oh wait, I already did…

“Hey I was gonna say that! Oh wait, I already did…”

sorry

I thought i read all the way down.

But hey…in that second cover, isn’t kinda weird to see ducks messed with broken eggs…I wouldn’t even imagine what the “people equivalent” would feel like (seeing).

Could’ve also included the issue of DC’s title UNEXPECTED,which featured a monstrous razor-fanged evil Easter bunny lurking behind a tree,ready to attack the kids lured in by colored eggs. The cover blurb reads “WHAT!?! comes hopping down the bunny trail?”…

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