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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 51

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 Leonel Castellani’s cover for X-Men #5, which is amazingly homaging a cover from just two weeks ago, Mike Deodato’s cover for Avengers Arena #14

Fifty-one weeks down! Will we make it to week fifty-two?

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Actually it is homazing this cover: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6d/Wolverine_(vol._1)_1.jpg
Deodato’s cover was also homazing this cover. It’s the classic one from the first Wolverine mini, by Claremont and Miller.

I don’t know what homazing is, but it sounds like it would be a blast.

No way, Thanos. It’s an homage to Steve McNiven’s variant cover of Wizard #157.
http://www.comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/324/147627_20090228054926_large.jpg

No Tomer, Thanos is correct.

What’s the current streak for people not getting the same joke every week?

I don’t know, but I sure hope it continues!

At least its not a tribute to Wonder Man 18… that cover gets played out way too much.

I also vote for a ‘People Missing the Joke’ Streak column ;)

Thanos is definitely wrong. It’s an homaze to this Dungeons & Dragons cover: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YuHinv2uA7E/Tsr6EGJpOgI/AAAAAAAABrI/vS3wt7QnlLA/s320/SEP110326.jpg

I didn’t even know you were allowed to homage a cover other than Wonder Man 18. Learn something new every day.

Pretty amazing how they managed to get this cover drawn and produced in under 2 weeks. Maybe because they were using Legos it went quicker.

homaze (noun) – a maze of hoes; see also “red light district.”

homaze (verb) – to build a homaze; see above

Yeah, how far back does this current streak of homazes of homazes go?

I don’t know… is it an actual homage (or homage)? In the original Wolvie (or X-23) is only moving one finger, while the Lego one is clearly moving his whole hand. More analysis is needed.

Legos don’t have visible fingers. They also don’t have genitalia nor get Brian’s jokes.

Little known fact: Homaze changed it’s name to Miracle Whip in 1952.

I wish I could upvote/like wojr’s comment.

I think the whole thing needs to be featured on CBR’s front page so more people can agree with Thanos and Scott and the rest of us can laugh at them.

With some sort of special credit to Tomer and wojr.

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