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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 23

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, we’ll go with Chris Burnham’s cover to Batman Incorporated #8, homaging Alex Ross’ cover for Batman #676.

Twenty-three weeks down! Will we make it to week twenty-four?


I really can’t see this ending.

The homages are completely amazing. I also love the respect for the work that has come before, but they don’t remake James Bond Films, just new ones (Casino Royal does not count).

oh and BTW, I think this is my fave CBSG Blog.

Thx Bri

Brian, you know this feature will go on way beyond the existence of the human race, right?

@Shin Willow: Except for “Never Say Never Again,” which was a remake of “Thunderball.”

But I do get your point.

Bob, you know you’re going to get ripped apart for that comment… It’s not a “real” Bond film etc etc

You could have also gone with the Avengers Arena homage to Clockwork Orange. Does that series have a cover so far that ISN’T an homage?

Was the previous issue’s cover a specific homage to something or was it just a general “Boxing poster” riff?

I figured you’d go with this one. Great issue, too, btw.

I love the coloring, too. Anyone know if Burnham did that? To make it look that good when the original was a painted cover is quite a feat, too.

bad johnny got out

April 6, 2013 at 10:12 pm

No. A reprise isn’t an homage. You don’t pay homage to yourself. That’s stupid.

Wertham was right. Comics are mind rotting garbage. It should all be burned.

No really, what the fuck.

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