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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 15

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? Let’s find out! Here is an archive of all the cover homages featured in the streak so far!

This week is a unique situation. Rather than picking just one cover, I’m picking two, just because the circumstances are unusual. Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood had its 75th issue this week. The issue had a number of covers. Liefeld used two of them to homage Youngblood #1, which was a flipbook with TWO covers. So here are the two covers.

The first is drawn by Rob Liefeld and Mike Cappriotti and it homages the first cover of Youngblood #1 by Rob Liefeld

The second is drawn by Rob Liefeld and Todd McFarlane and it homages the other cover of Youngblood #1 by Rob Liefeld

Fifteen weeks down! Will we make it to week sixteen? Find out!


“Fourteen weeks down! Will we make it to week fifteen? Find out!”

um, this IS week fifteen?!

Oops, fixed!

Based on that second cover Youngblood’s roster includes the son of Rogue and Wolverine?

All these years and Rob Liefeld still can’t draw feet!

A Horde of Evil Hipsters

January 4, 2013 at 7:12 am

Is it actually a “homage” if you’re referring to your own earlier work? I mean, these are “Liefeld after Liefeld”.

Man, I haven’t read a Youngblood book in YEARS. I picked up a couple of the early issues and I remember it as being more or less a recycling of unfinished/unused plots from Liefeld’s Marvel stuff with the characters tweaked (ever so slightly) to totally *not* be Cable, Shatterstar, etc. Re: the cover to Youngblood #75, are they doing a Marvel Zombies type thing?

“All these years and Rob Liefeld still can’t draw feet!”

All these years and Rob Liefeld still can’t draw.

some stupid japanese name

January 4, 2013 at 9:34 am

Comparing the four covers, I think he’s actually gotten worse over the years…
Wilce Portacio and Jim Lee were my favorite X guys, but I liked the New Mutants stuff too. Say what you will for his lack of foundation, Liefeld certainly made everything seem energetic. You know how Marvel writers had the tendency of ending every sentence with an exclamation point? He did that with pictures.

How/why is Week 15 being published the same day as Week 14?

It wasn’t. Week 14 was a day earlier.

Yes, he has gotten way worse. He started out as an energetic and talented but technically rough artist who got way more praise than he deserved without anyone sitting him down and having him work on the basics. The attention made his excentricities that should have been smoothed take over his style, and from there the whole thing stoked his ego and led to an increasing laziness in his work, leading to his currently unpleasant style. It’s a shame really. His early work on New Mutants and X-Force had moments of greatness, especially in his paneling concepts. Had he worked to hone his craft he could have been one of the best.

Next week: Greg Land “homages” Greg Land!

buttler, are you implying Greg Land does porn?

wait, this is a joke right? no way youngblood published 75 issues. thats crazy.

A Zombie variant Rob? You really don’t have an individual, unique thought in your head, do you?

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