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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 48

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 Mike Del Mundo’s cover for Indestructible Hulk #12, which is, of course, homaging Jim Balent’s classic cover for Catwoman #66.

Forty-eight weeks down! Will we make it to week forty-nine?


Oh Brian, don’t ever change. Well, OK, maybe your clothes once in a while for hygiene’s sake, but other than that.

Actually I think you’ll find Amazing Spider-Man #50 did it first!

Do I win £10?

Really? You don’t think it homaged the Mona Lisa?

I’m unfamiliar. Was that a CrossGen comic?


August 23, 2013 at 8:45 am

No, it’s obviously a Catwoman reference. Why would it be some obscure little painting reference
when it’s patently an homage to the greatness of Balent.

This Da Vinci guy does has some good photoshop skills, I’ll give him that, but he’s like a second rate Greg Land.
He should be ashamed of swiping so blatantly.

I did miss Da Vinci’s inking credit on the Catwoman cover.

No matter where I stand in the room, his eyes still want to SMASH PUNY HUMAN!!!

I would not have caught the homage if it hadn’t been pointed out to me. Probably because I don’t know if I’ve seen that Catwoman cover before. Balent definitely went with a different style for that one compared to his usual work.

I think it was the new inker, Da Vinci, he had on the cover.

That’s probably it.

Hate to be THAT GUY, but calling Leonardo “Da Vinci” is like calling Jesus “Of Nazareth.”


August 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Perhaps you should change your name to pendantic arrow. ; )

Also: JC let’s me call him all sorts of names, he’s cool like that.

Hate to be THAT GUY, but calling Leonardo “Da Vinci” is like calling Jesus “Of Nazareth.”

Or, as I like to say, it’s like calling Joan of Arc “Ms. Of Arc.”

Then again, any form of address used by Bill S. Preston, esq., and Ted “Theodore” Logan can’t possibly be wrong.

We’re almost at a full year.

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