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Lookin’ to Connect: Superman/Batman #25a-25b, X-Treme X-Men #20-22, 24 and Kid Eternity #1-3

This is the latest installment of a feature where I spotlight interconnecting covers. I will feature three selections each installment, with my current plan being to feature one diptych, one triptych and one tetraptych (or larger). Here is an archive of all of the covers listed so far. I am sure you have suggestions for future editions, so feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com with your suggestions for future installments. Don’t post suggestions in the comments section!


First, based on a suggestion from Joe H., here’s Ed McGuinness’ covers for Superman/Batman #25 (both A and B)…


Next, based on a suggestion from Philip A., here’s an odd X-Treme X-Men tetraptych by Salvador Larocca from X-Treme X-Men #20-22, 24. Yes, non-consecutive issues. Plus #24 is first, then #20 then #22 then #21. Weeeird…


Finally, based on suggestions from Dave H., Rob M. and James E., here’s Duncan Fegredo’s triptych for Kid Eternity #1-3 (I know it shouldn’t really matter, but I can’t help but be a bit disappointed that the glasses don’t line up perfectly on the third cover)…


Click on any of the above images to enlarge them!

If YOU have a suggestion for a future installment, please e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Don’t post your suggestion in the comments section!


all great covers, but I really miss me some Duncan Fegredo.

Huh. I have those X-Treme issues and never noticed.

I knew that the first three from the X-Treme X-Men example formed one image, but I assumed that I had some sort of variant for #23 and that #24 was unrelated. Such a strange choice.

For your next entry, there were also Starman vol.2 covers : #57-59, #60-62

There were two more to that Xtreme series, featuring Gambit and Rogue.

hmm never noticed those X-treme linkups either. Larocca was at his best doing X-Treme X-Men

Bishop looks like the world’s deadliest lifeguard.

Damn those glasses!

@Neil: Nice one!

Hey guys, suggestions go in an email to Brian, not in the comments.

@Neil: No, Lifeguard was a different team member.

Hmmmmm, the comment I made last night seems to be AWOL

@jubilee which issues have the Rogue and Gambit covers? I can’t find them. However I can remember the linking pictures being publicised so it’s possible that might have been the intent.

I do recall there were some fun and games around then. Isn’t the Cannonball cover, for the issue he’s reintroduced, LaRocca’s last issue on the series (at which point it takes a dive off the deep end)

X-Treme and the Kyle/Yost New X-Men need the ultimate collection treatment from Marvel. Some of the trades for it cost $$$$

i too remember two more pieces that belong to the x-treme x-men puzzle, presumably meant for issues 23 and 25 (or perhaps 25 and 26). but they were never actually used.

That X-Treme one is pretty weak. Larocca’s way more talented than that. NOt a big fan of his recent stuff. Seige is a good one, but impossible to buy because it’s literally a million dollars for the four issues.

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