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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 66

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 Allred’s cover for Avengers #24, which is homaging George Perez and Terry Austin’s cover for Avengers #201.

Sixty-six weeks down! Will we make it to week sixty-seven?


funny how all those Avengers are X-MEN!

That was the theme for Marvel variants that week. The Avengers book had covers based on past Avengers covers (5 different ones) but with X-Men, and the X-Men book recalled old X-Men covers but with Avengers.

Of course covers are no longer there to sell the contents of the books so it does not really matter what they put on them. I would not be surprised if we got Avengers covers with Drew Barrymore in her underwear down the line.

Drew Barrymore in her underwear?! I want that issue!

Ah, I need my Doop-speak translator! I just re-read that great issue of Wolverine and the X-Men with the story of what Doop does for the school.

And Drew Barrymore was in her underwear in magazines back in the early 90s, so you probably can find plenty of those kinda pics around. ;)

Wouldn’t it have made more sense to have Avengers covers featuring Avengers with homages to old X-Men covers (and X-Men covers with X-Men recreating old Avengers covers) to sell to each of their respective fanbases? The reverse is just kinda strange. “Get this issue with NONE of the characters* in it!!! (Except Wolverine who is in everything)” But what do I know about comic marketing….apparently Marvel doesn’t either, since their only idea is to endorse the concept of new #1’s ever 5 issues.

And considering the age and current careers of everyone in the world that could have been thought up as an example, and Drew Barrymore is the first that comes to mind??

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