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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 25

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 Dan Schoening’s cover to Ghostbusters #2, homaging Gil Kane and Dave Cockrum’s cover for Giant-Size X-Men #1.

Twenty-five weeks down! Will we make it to week twenty-six?

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I now know what my honest-to-gosh pull list is gonna look like from now on:
-Transformers: Regeneration One
-Ghost
-Ghostbusters
I would throw in the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series, but I’m a little late to the party–going to have to comb the TPB’s first.

What was Avengers Arena an homage of this week? I know it’s from something, but can’t quite place it.

Looks like something from Survivor to me, but there might be a specific thing it’s homaging that I’m just not aware of.

What was Avengers Arena an homage of this week? I know it’s from something, but can’t quite place it.

Yeah, I wasn’t sure either.

@Travis
A cover where the characters are singing “Eye of the Tiger”? I would pay to see that.

“What was Avengers Arena an homage of this week? I know it’s from something, but can’t quite place it.”

I had to look it up myself. Clockwork Orange.

http://nonamemovieblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/clockwork-poster.jpg

Oh, you mean the LAST issue’s cover, for issue #5.

This week’s cover (#6) is different. They’re all sitting on a beach in their swimsuits posing.

I assumed that AA #6 was a take on a “Survivor” press shot. Survivor: Murder World.

I assumed that AA #6 was a take on a “Survivor” press shot. Survivor: Murder World.

I think that there’s a good chance that you’re correct, but the other homages have been strict ones, ya know? So I think that there might be some poster that we just haven’t seen yet that matches this cover perfectly.

Did the boxing-poster one ever get pinned down to something specific?

I don’t think so, which is why I think this is likely following in that vein, in the sense that the outright homages have been STRICT homages, while the other stuff has been more generic. So I am leaning towards “generic Survivor” riff like that cover was a generic boxing riff.

Lord, that is ugly art.

I think, and this is just best guess, the AA#6 cover is an homage to the Breakfast Club poster. With Darkhawk lying down in front like that, I think that’s Anthony Michael Hall’s character.

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