Friday, September 20, 2013

Puzzle covers: Trinity War

Title: Justice League of America v4 #7 / Justice League Dark #23 / Justice League #23
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover date: 2013
Artist: Mikel Janin

Remake: T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1

Title: T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1Title: T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Classics v1
Publisher: Tower ComicsPublisher: IDW Publishing
Cover date: 1965Cover date: 2013
Artist: Wally WoodArtist: Greg Staples

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Related: 2000 AD #1849

Title: 2000 AD #1849Title: 2000 AD #1849
Publisher: RebellionPublisher: Rebellion
Cover date: 2013Cover date: 2013
Artist: Clint LangleyArtist: Clint Langley

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Before & After: Superman v3 #13

Title: Superman v3 #13 SolicitationTitle: Superman v3 #13
Publisher: DC ComicsPublisher: DC Comics
Cover date: 2012Cover date: 2012
Artist: Kenneth RocafortArtist: Kenneth Rocafort

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Homage: Beware the Creeper #1 / Judge Dredd #14

Title: Beware the Creeper #1Title: Judge Dredd (IDW) #14
Publisher: DC ComicsPublisher: IDW Publishing
Cover date: 1968Cover date: 2013
Artist: Steve DitkoArtist: Brendan McCarthy

Monday, September 16, 2013

Punisher entry in OHOTMU DE Swipes & Homages

Title: Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #10 (interior page)Title: Rai #0
Publisher: Marvel ComicsPublisher: Valiant Comics
Cover date: 1986Cover date: 1992
Artist: Mike ZeckArtist: Jim Shooter

Title: Rai Companion #1Title: Valiant ad
Publisher: Valiant ComicsPublisher: Valiant Comics
Cover date: 1993Cover date: 2012
Artist: Artist: David Aja

Title: Valiant Comics Spring 2012 Preview Edition
Publisher: Valiant Comics
Cover date: 2012
Artist: David Aja

Here is a direct quote from an interview with Jim Shooter explaining the swipe.

I actually drew the cover to Rai #0. It was just a silhouette, so someone had to fill it in and ink the dot. We had obviously planned the look of the character by that point. And I should admit this, in the interest of fairness: I was looking at a drawing that Mike Zeck did. I mean, I'm not that good an artist and the only reason I did it was that we didn't have anybody with a free pair of hands who could do it. If we'd had a real artist available, somebody else could have done it, but I ended up doing this because it was a silhouette. I figured, You know, I could do this. So I did just to save time for Bob and for Don and the other guys. I don' t think anybody could tell it was done by an amateur.

(from All Things Valiant blog)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 Homages

Title: The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21Title: The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21
Publisher: Marvel ComicsPublisher: Marvel Comics
Cover date: 1987Cover date: 1987
Artist: John RomitaArtist: John Romita

Title: The Amazing Spider-Man #600 (interior page)Title: The Amazing Spider-Man #620
Publisher: Marvel ComicsPublisher: Marvel Comics
Cover date: 2009Cover date: 2010
Artist: Mike McKoneArtist: Pasqual Ferry

Title: Bad Ass #3
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover date: 2014
Artist: Bruno Bessadi

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Homage: Exiles #15 / Exiles #47

Title: Exiles #15Title: Exiles #47
Publisher: Marvel ComicsPublisher: Marvel Comics
Cover date: 2002Cover date: 2004
Artist: Mike McKoneArtist: Mizuki Sakakibara
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