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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 77

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!

So for this week, we’ll go with Mark Brooks’ cover for Deadpool #25, which is oddly enough, the second comic book cover in the last month (after Jerome Opena four weeks ago) to homage the Saturday Evening Post covers of the great J. C. Leyendecker. The only difference is that unlike Opena, who just homaged Leyendecker’s general style, Brooks is specifically homaging Leyendecker’s New Year’s cover for 1937. Leyendecker would always do covers featuring New Year’s Babies for the new year. In fact, long after he ceased to be a regular cover contributor to the Post, he still did a few New Year’s babies for the magazine, including the last cover he ever drew for the magazine in January 1943.

Seventy-seven weeks down! Will we make it to week seventy-eight?

4 Comments

I find it hilarious that they put a big #1 on issue #25 by including it as part of a sentence.

LouReedRichards

March 19, 2014 at 8:47 am

It seems a little odd that you’d go through all that trouble to set it up as a Leyendecker homage and not bother to ape his style for the actual image. That’s just me though.

The taco bit is nice.

I…I don’t come here to learn stuff. I come here for the hilarious joke that someone invariably misses. C’mon!

That Leyendecker baby grew up to be the Pillsbury Doughboy, don’tchaknow.

ha! um…

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