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The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 100

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 Chris Burnham’s cover for Multiversity #1, which is, of course, homaging Todd McFarlane’s cover for Amazing Spider-Man #306.

One hundred weeks down! Will we make it to week one hundred and one?


Is this an example of Captain Carrot being involved in superdickery?

It’s also a throwback to Action Comics #1 from June 1938.

Even down to the color of the car, extent of damage, color of wheels, number of people/beings in distress as well as the desert location.

Kindly, Mike

I feel like that cat with the medallion and checked jacket is supposed to be recognizable…it looks a bit like a counterpart of the Prankster, but that doesn’t seem quite right…..

Cronin! I thought that joke was restricted to the Spiderman No More cover. Hmm. I need to think on this… Wonder how much that comic will fetch at auction 75-80 years from now?

Isn´t ACTION COMICS # 1 the more obvious “original”?

The fleeing villains are all from the 1980’s Captain Carrot series, The cat in the checked jacket is Fat Cat, who made his one and only previous appearance in 1983’s Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #12 by Scott Shaw. The pig is Doctor Hector Frankenswine, who appeared in the final story in Captain Carrot #17, also from 1983 by E. Nelson Bridwell and Rick Hoberg. And the blue guy is The Amazing Hairy Gnudini (alias bank robber Willy Wildeest). He first (and last) appeared in Captain Carrot #18, in a tall tale by Nicola Cudi and Stan Goldberg.

Much more of that stuff in my Multiversity annotations if you’re interested :) Here’s a link:-


Actually, Brian, the cover is a tribute to the poster for the movie Funny Books.as seen here…

Just think in 4 more weeks, we’ll be hitting the 2 year mark for this feature (104 weeks = 2 years). That’s a whole lot of homaging going on.

It’s Action Comics #1 (1938), isn’t it. This, and Amazing Spider-Man #306??? Why has nobody mentioned this?

I can’t tell if he is joking about this being an homage to Spiderman #306 since it is obviously an homage to Action Comics #1

I don’t get it… why do you say its a tribute to anything other than aciton comics #1? Is that supposed to be ironic or something?

@Juan, he just does it as a joke. He only does it with the homages of famous comics.

@Juan: It’s because there are a million homages to Action Comics #1.

Lots of new readers this week.

What’s this Action Comics #1 that everyone is speaking of? I’ve never heard of it before.

It’s this comic book that also had a cover that was an homage to Amazing Spider-Man #306.

I don’t know what people are talking about. None of these covers http://www.comics.org/issue/874746/cover/4/ looks anything like this cover.

It’s also the 100th time that someone didn’t get the joke!

Not getting the joke IS the joke.
It’s a fresh ancient tradition: one homages the hundredth post of a series by not getting the joke.

Frazer Irving’s variant for the second issue of The Multiversity looks an awful lot like a Kevin Maguire Justice League cover. If Multiversity keeps this up I think you’ll probably be able to keep the streak going for the next 7 months or so, as long as you can find something to fill the weeks that The Multiversity doesn’t ship :)


Man, I forgot to mention how cool it is that week 100 featured an homage back to the primal superhero comic. Nice.

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