Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
It occurs to me that it seems like many comic book covers are homages. Which is fine with me. I have no problem with it. It just made me think, though, how long could I go before I hit a week where NO new comic book was released that had a cover that was an homage to something (if I get that far, I’ll discount the “skip week” Diamond Comics will be having between Christmas and New Years this year)? Let’s find out! Here is an archive of all the cover homages featured in the streak so far!
This week, I’m going with Patrick Zircher’s “black” cover for Shadowman #1, which there is no way that it is coincidence that a new Valiant comic book has a “black” cover, a la Solar, Man of the Atom #10, which was the first “big” book for the previous incarnation of Valiant. If this was from a different comic company, I could see it not being an homage, but not a Valiant book.
Seven weeks down! Will we make it to week eight?
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