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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 96

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 Shawn Crystal’s cover for Archer and Armstrong #22, which is homaging the album cover for The Clash’s London Calling, which, as my pal Dan mentions in the comment, was an homage itself to the album cover for Elvis Presley’s self-titled album cover.

Ninety-six weeks down! Will we make it to week ninety-seven?


And of course, London Calling’s cover is a homage as well.

To be fair, Archer and Armstrong seems to be referencing both album covers (the foreground person with the mace is posed similar to the Clash album, while the background person with the crossbow is posed similar to Elvis.)

Thok is right. The guy with the crossbow is totally an homage to the Elvis version of the cover. Which I had never seen before today.

I have a tattoo of the London Calling cover on my shoulder. It’s my favorite rock and roll image ever.

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