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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 84

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 Robert Hack’s cover for Judge Dredd: Mega City Two #4, which is homaging Neal Adams’ poster for the film, Westworld

Eighty-four weeks down! Will we make it to week eighty-five?


Travis Pelkie

May 6, 2014 at 10:08 pm

I don’t know, I have to question whether or not this one is an homage.


Questioning the homage is like the new “first!” for the commenters on CSBG. Do you really want to be that guy, Travis?

Not an homage? Seriously? Yeah, it definitely is.

Not seriously, Benn. Winky face means not seriously.

I somehow missed both the name of the first commenter and the winky face and just saw the comment, and thought “Really?” Either one of those things would have tipped off that it wasn’t serious. I need to work on my reading comprehension.

Jenos Idanian #13

May 7, 2014 at 9:07 am

For the seriously clue-impaired, the artist’s signature (just above the second “D” in “DREDD”) says “Hack after Adams”


May 7, 2014 at 9:12 am

I’ve had a print out of the West World poster hanging in my cube for a long time. I’ve always liked the poster, esp. the bottom part with the workers at their computers, but had no idea it was by Neal Adams.

CSBG entertaining AND informative!

“Questioning the homage is like the new “first!” for the commenters on CSBG. Do you really want to be that guy, Travis?”

I know I wanted to be that guy, but I did not read the post until early this morning.

Travis Pelkie

May 7, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Wait, are you saying I’m not a serious guy, Jazzbo?

I just wanted to have some fun. Is that so wrong?!

No one is seriously disputing that this is an homage. No one would ever dispute that, because the tribute is obvious in every regard.

Reading such comments, in this thread and others, where people fail to detect obvious humor, it makes me think that internet commenters have an incredibly negative view of the average man’s intelligence. If I go to a George Orwell website and make a “2+2=5″ reference, I’m almost certain that some genius commenter would chime in to correct my arithmetic.

Here’s a rule of thumb I propose to the internet: if someone says something that’s very obviously and humorously wrong, ASSUME they were joking, since 99.999999999% of the time they were, and in fact it is you who is foolish for assuming otherwise.

I dunno, I always heard that assuming makes an ass of u and Ming the Merciless.

Actually, buttler, the correct phrase is “ass of u and me” which involves a joke on the letters which spell the word “assume.” You clearly did not know this well-known and familiar saying, otherwise you would have used the correct phrase in your comment. Thus, I had to rectify your error.

Internet Commenter

Travis Pelkie

May 8, 2014 at 12:35 am

There’s a word involving the letters “rect” to describe what you are, Cass, but it’s not “rectify”.

And based on buttler’s comment:

Cass! A-ah!

He’ll correct every one of us!


Cass! A-ah!

Pedantic of the universe!

Actually, on an Orwell site, one SHOULD correct 2+2=5, right, since that’s a theme of the book….

My feelings would be hurt, but I assume you’re joking. Well you must be, since you called me pedantic and then explained a theme of Orwell’s 1984. On the other hand, there was no wink emoticon, which is how all master internet humorists signal their jokes, so I guess I can never be sure.

Travis Pelkie

May 8, 2014 at 1:48 am


and other internet abbreviations that I don’t have any idea of what they mean.

I’m just going to assume you’re all being serious and you all hate each other. I’m sure that’s right.


May 8, 2014 at 8:23 am

I think that’s always a safe assumption.

We hate ourselves too. It explains a lot.


Travis Pelkie

May 9, 2014 at 4:51 pm

We hate what you hate, and we hate you! as noted philosophers Milk and Cheese told us years ago.

Well that’s just hurtful.

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