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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak Archive

Every week, we look to see if there is a new comic book released that given week that has a cover that is an homage to something. So long as there is an homage that week, the streak keeps going. Here are all of the comic book covers featured so far in the comic book cover homage streak since we began in September of 2012! How long will the streak last? I have no idea!

Click on any cover below for more information about the book, including what it was homaging.



Hey, there’s only so many ideas out there. Plus, it’s great to see Todd McFarlane drawing even if it is only homage covers.

The same cover homages in two places in consecutive weeks is surely a cause for concern. Especially as the original was homages in the following issue. ( not technically an homage but still.)

So few DC titles. Lack of respect for the past? Or more willingness to embrace their own present?

What’s about the Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth miniseries? Every cover of the standard issues are a homage to a comic book cover or a movie poster. Are they not worthy to mention or did I miss something?

this is stupid…the homage covers are being posted but not the originals? Don’t you think it would be better to have side by side comparisons?

Neat idea. You could probably do a whole subsection on homages to Steranko, or Action Comics # 1

If variants count the streak will never ever end.

If variants count the streak will never ever end.

There have been a few weeks where just a single cover was an homage, so the streak is definitely not assured of continuing. It really could end any week.

@jon: That’s why Brian links to the originals every week. The comparison is just one click away.

Not to be nit-picky but please stop using the word homaging; homage is a noun – the proper use of the word would be paying homage. Otherwise a very fun topic… keep up the good work!

There’s nothing wrong in using “homage” as a verb as you can check (also) here
As you can see it’s an “Archaic” (or poetic) use so it has been around a lot before this column.
That said Verbification (togheter with Nominalization and Adjectivation and others) is a proper and
recognized process used to create new words in modern English.
You can google it. Or, if you prefer, you can use google to search for it.

Has anyone done the research on which cover (or image) is more often used? I have like a top 4 or 5 in my head, but I may be off.

Its a nice surprise to see no fantastic four 1 or amazing fantasy 15 covers on here. Those seem like the ones I see the most.

Congrats Brian, I’d also like to see the original printed alongside the reprint. I promise to click on a random CBR page straight afterwords to keep the clicks up.

Off the top of my head, I’d guess the most homaged covers are: Action Comics #1, Fantastic Four #1, Avengers #4, Amazing Spider-Man #50, Giant Size X-Men #1, X-Men #141, Justice League #1 and Dark Knight Returns #1.

Surprisingly, only 5 of the 100 Brian’s listed are of homages of the covers I listed.

Looking at the Dc June covers, Harley Quinn 17 has to be one of the fastest homages in history. it will actually be in store before We are Robin

Great job Brian!

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