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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 30

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 Joe Quinones’ cover for Dark Avengers #189, which is homaging Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photograph “V-J Day in Times Square”.

Thirty weeks down! Will we make it to week thirty-one?

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Has anyone considered working backward from Week 1 of Brian’s countdown to see how many consecutive weeks an homage can be found, given the available information? Just curious.

If the streak ever ends, I figure I’ll do that.

I doubt that will ever occur…

I hadn’t seen that cover yet – it’s almost a Hawkeye Initiative piece by Marvel.

I doubt that will ever occur…

You’d be surprised by how close it has come in the past!

Is that the Enchantress or the Scarlet Witch? The hair belongs to the Enchantress, but the costume is Wanda’s.

Is that the Enchantress or the Scarlet Witch? The hair belongs to the Enchantress, but the costume is Wanda’s.

Neither. It is Norman Osborn’s Scarlet Witch from his Dark Avengers. She goes by the name Toxic Doxie.

“Toxic Doxie”? Hoo-boy.

Don’t let the name fool ya, she’s a cool character! Warren Ellis created her for the Osborn mini-series that Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios did a great job on a few years back.

So, she’s kinda the Smucker’s Jelly of comic books? “With a name like Toxic Doxie, she has to be good.”

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