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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 46

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 Ian Snyder’s cover for Ursa Minor #6, which homages a Spice Girls promotional piece that I’ve seen as an alternate film poster for Spice World as well as a stand alone poster.

Forty-six weeks down! Will we make it to week forty-seven?


This feature really spices up my life. It should, really, for every boy every girl, all around the world, spice up our lives.

OW, it’s in my head now and it won’t come out!!!! EVIL!!!

Is this guy British? That’s the only reason I can figure for using that poster.

Ursa Minor is the old school horror title from Big Dog Ink. Snyder’s covers are all horror movie posters and is the scariest movie ever made……..Spice World

I’ve got to give Brian props; I would have admitted defeat before I admitted that I knew enough about the Spice Girls to compare a comic cover to ne of their posters. Kudos!

He doesn’t seem to be too embarassed that he instantly recognized that poster.

The process was as follows:

“Ursa Minor often has homage covers and this cover just looks like it was trying to duplicate something, but what? Hmmm…there are five of them in the image, what would have five women in it?”

I tried Desperate Housewives at first but I didn’t think it was likely. Then a Spice Girls search came up with this one right away.

Secretly, Brian’s bedroom is covered with Spice Girls posters. He just doesn’t want to admit it. Hence the Google search excuse.

Ha! You got me, Rob. My wife hates them all so much, but I have to have my Spice! :)

I was really hoping that when I saw the actual Spice Girls poster, they were being attacked by bats.

When my wife & I got married, we became a household with two copies of Spice World.

Also, I have that poster. But it’s not up anymore. Actually, dunno if I ever had it up at home, but I certainly did in my old office. I’m pretty sure I didn’t pay for it, but that it was a promo when I reviewed the movie.

I admit my love of Spice Girls! I saw them in concert. I bought the dolls and posters. I saw Spoce World in the theatre! I still have the CDs! No shame!

Tastes are a weird thing. If someone says they like olives, but you hate them, you don’t judge them for it. If someone’s favorite color is yellow, and you think yellow is hideous, you don’t look down on them. But, if someone states their musical tastes, and it differs from yours, you judge their entire being.

That said, saying you like the Spice Girls is like telling me your favorite food is vomit and your favorite color is “menstrual blood crimson”.

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