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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 62

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 Dave Johnson’s cover for Avengers Arena #18, which homages the film poster for Battle Royale, as well as Johnson’s own cover for Avengers Arena #1.

Sixty-two weeks down! Will we make it to week sixty-three?

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I feel like when we’ve started seeing homages of homages we’ve already seen on this list, we’ve come full circle. I don’t think there’s anywhere else to go here. Unless of course someone manages to homage Amazing Spider-Man 300 and Wonder Man 18 at the same time.

I might have something to look forward to now.

Avengers Arena #1 was not previously featured on the list.

I featured Dark Avengers #184 the week that Avengers Arena #1 came out.

It’s not impossible P. Boz. A clever artist could homage multiple images by just having the cover be a group of photos & each photo could homage a different thing.

Avengers Arena #1 is an homage, sure. But is this cover really an homage if it’s just re-using cover from #1?

Avengers Arena #1 is an homage, sure. But is this cover really an homage if it’s just re-using cover from #1?

Yes.

Ah boo. There go my hopes and dreams. THANKS BRIAN.

This big spider… agh… squished… it… 8O

Avengers Arena’s final issue was such a disappointment. I liked the early issues well enough, but the latest ones managed to make the whole premise feel pedestrian and inconsequential, despite objectively being anything but.

Ultimately, the book has just as scrap of plot and a lot of questionable art attempting to disguise the fact that they are mining the “Avengers” name for no good reason. Heck, the Avengers do not even participate on a key moment of the last issue when they are supposed to. And the follow-up to Arena is exactly what I feel we have too much of already: a “black ops” book (perhaps) linked to a group that is supposed to be above such dirt.

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