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Karl Wiebe
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"No sense of WEIGHT" on that Kingpin cover?  Well, you KNOW you've done something wrong then!

But, yeah, is the Kingpin hanging off the logo?
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So, many of these covers were themselve homages. How far back can you detectives track 'em?
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Almost any design one can point to has a precedent out there somewhere, whether it's directly influential on the piece or not. The Wolverine cover above seems reminiscent of a promotional image from Clint Eastwood's " A Fistful of Dollars."


The "Hope You Survive the Experience" multi-frame effect from X-Men #139 was present on the cover of Fantastic Four #17.

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Again, whether these examples were seen by X-Men #141's original layout artist, Ed Hannigan, or not is unknown, but the hero had his or her back up against a brick wall a few times in the past...






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Clark Kent once walked away from his life as Superman on a cover similar to the one to X-Men #138...



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""No sense of WEIGHT" on that Kingpin cover? Well, you
KNOW you've done something wrong then!"

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Hah! I wish I could say that was intentional!
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That X-Men #134 cover certainly reflects back on X-Men #100... but the idea of two teams facing off against each other (either standing or rushing at each other) has been in use for at least a half dozen covers I can think of. Stretching my memory back, I think the first occurrence was Justice League of America #56. It's been done with the X-Men, the Avengers, World's Finest... probably a lot others I can't think of.

The "La Pieta" pose goes back to the end of the 15th century. In comics, it's most famous from "Crisis On Infinite Earths" #7, but I'm sure it's been used prior to that. And of course, it's been used and re-used after that.

I guess that X-Men #138 and Superman #296 might be a little bit like Amazing Spider-Man #50 from the other side...

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The "La Pieta" pose goes back to the end of the 15th century. In comics, it's most famous from "Crisis On Infinite Earths" #7, but I'm sure it's been used prior to that. And of course, it's been used and re-used after that.

Many times, including X-MEN 137.

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 Brian Hague wrote:
...Again, whether these examples were seen by X-Men #141's original layout artist, Ed Hannigan, or not is unknown, but the hero had his or her back up against a brick wall a few times in the past...


Don't forget the album cover for Paul McCartney and Wings's "Band On The Run"!


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One of my faves:
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Well, that's not so much an "after" as an ol' fashioned SWIPE!
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I have to admit, I came across this piece and did a double take!



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Some of those are awful, some of them are just fun... some show skill, some just show an art-o-graph. Everyone does it but the sheer amount of it that goes on looks like a symptom of a form feeding on itself.

It was fun to see a Byrne take or two on the FF#1 cover 'back in the day'. Or Superman #1. Pick the ones here though that reek of desperation and no ideas...

I remember noticing the How To Draw Comics figures of John Buscema turning up in comics (like Captain Harlock #1 by Ben Dunn). I guess Dick Giordano and Joe Kubert couldn't personally sit down with everyone and help them, though maybe it's a good basis for wanting human cloning so we don't get so much comic art cloning (those two could draw anything from total scratch).
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That skull-faced version seems to be endorsing the notion the super-suits are sculpted and padded. Bare parts are down to bone, but the rest is all ripped.
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Or... well, otherwise padded.
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WHAT THE HELL IS THAT SKELETON DRAWING SUPPOSED TO BE?!?!?

I will never understand what people are doing. I just don't get this. I don't. Maybe it's another Marvel gimmick cover month...? Putting characters on books in which they don't appear...?

I feel less and less regret about moving away from new comics (for the most part.)
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HA!!  This is a new one-shot by Dave Sim?  Or just a "joke cover"?
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New one-shot I believe, Adam.
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