Martinex1: Did you ever have the feeling that you've seen a comic cover before? Some call it an homage. Some call it a swipe. Some call it a tribute. Whatever you call it, there has been a long tradition of honoring classic covers with a retake or reimagining. Today's $1 Challenge explores this artistic tendency.
Recently we looked at the "Pieta Cover" and the myriad versions of that memorable pose. Comic covers like the iconic Fantastic Four #1 have been recreated too many times to collect them all here. If you search the web you might find dozens of examples. Here we will look at archetypal covers as well as the oddball and obscure. A number of artists have handled the pencils, but John Byrne seems to enjoy the process as many of the examples below are his. Sometimes he even paid homage to his own earlier work. Other covers are from the likes of Mike Zeck, Ron Frenz, Pat Broderick and John Buscema.
Modern comics have started to recreate the classics regularly; I've tried to stick to comics from the 20th century (but there may be an exception or three because I particularly liked the styling). To make it challenging, sometimes I have included the original inspiration and for others I have only included the inspired. Do you recognize these? A couple even reference images from sources other than comics!
There are more than 40 opportunities today, choose your favorite 4 and get the conversation rolling. And please try not to repeat your comments!
Alpha Flight #13 - John Byrne art & cover
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