Martinex1: Designing comic covers and trying to invent something new and eye-catching each time has to be a real challenge. After countless comics have hit the stands month after month for decades, creators are bound to repeat. So we continue to see some tropes, themes, and positions revisited time and time again. In part, comparing and contrasting these layouts is what makes comic collecting fun for me.
You know the drill... spend a dollar (25 cents at a time) choosing comics you would like to own from the selections I offer. Pick your favorite four and share why. Comment on this week's theme, the comics themselves, the creators, the art, the story and the memories.
Today, feeling rather inspired, I leave you a few quotes to ponder as you make your choices:
"I love those that can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection." attributed to both Leonardo Da Vinci and Thomas Paine (and perhaps Captain America).
"I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see." Jimi Hendrix (and possibly the Mirror Master).
"I went to a shrink once, but I caught him going to a fortune-teller so I quit." James Caan (and I would think Tony Stark).
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