Ok, how about this for an idea.  We take it in turns to post a favourite (British spelling) comic cover every day.  This went really well on the comic fan website that I used to frequent.  What we tried to do was find a theme or subject and follow that, until we all got bored with that theme.  I'd like to propose a theme of letters of the alphabet. So, for the remainder of October (only 5 days) and all of November, we post comic cover pictures associated with the letter "A".  Then in December, we post covers pertaining to the letter "B".  The association to the letter can be as tenuous as you want it to be. For example I could post a cover from "Adventure Comics" or "Amazing Spider Man".  However Spider Man covers can also be posted when we're on the letter "S".  Adventure Comic covers could also be posted when we're on the letter "L" if they depict the Legion of Super Heroes.  So, no real hard, fast rules - in fact the cleverer the interpretation of the letter, the better, as far as I'm concerned.

And it's not written in stone that we have to post a cover every day. There may be some days when no cover gets posted. There's nothing wrong with this, it just demonstrates that we all have lives to lead.

If everyone's in agreement I'd like to kick this off with one of my favourite Action Comic covers, from January 1967. Curt Swan really excelled himself here.

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Philip Portelli said:

Some Steranko love!

Here's a Mystery in Space cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson from 1964.  It reminds me of that Jim Steranko Nick Fury cover, even if there's no intentional homage taking place!

The covers to Sgt. Pepper, With the Beatles and Abbey Road are all top contenders for most parodied album covers ever.  Sgt. Pepper might just be in the top slot.

JD DeLuzio said:

What about a comic cover parodying an album cover?

Of course, the Steranko cover is from 1968. 

Peter Wrexham said:

Here's a Mystery in Space cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson from 1964.  It reminds me of that Jim Steranko Nick Fury cover, even if there's no intentional homage taking place!

Even The Beatles (The White Album) cover has been parodied, though not as often..

Anyway, here's another Fantastic Four #1 cover parody, featuring a show that came out a year after the White Album:



Fred W. Hill said:

The covers to Sgt. Pepper, With the Beatles and Abbey Road are all top contenders for most parodied album covers ever.  Sgt. Pepper might just be in the top slot.

JD DeLuzio said:

What about a comic cover parodying an album cover?

There are several from this "fifth week event" honoring Julius Schwartz.

Richard Willis said:

Of course, the Steranko cover is from 1968.  Peter Wrexham said:

Here's a Mystery in Space cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson from 1964.  It reminds me of that Jim Steranko Nick Fury cover, even if there's no intentional homage taking place!

Yes, I should have said that the Steranko cover reminds me of the Infantino/Anderson one.  On further reflection, I've noticed that the cover Philip Portelli posted, which is signed "Gammill/Janke after Steranko" is also headed "Superman in Space!", which might be a callback to the Mystery in Space cover!



Peter Wrexham said:

Here's another parody of an album cover from Doctor Who magazine.  This one's based on Blondie's "Parallel Lines".

Here's a Marvel homage to Steranko's Nick Fury #4 cover

Homage 25 to Action #1, or perhaps it would be more accurate to call this one a parody.  Anyway, it's a rather less impressive feat of strength than normally depicted, but the car is just as thoroughly wrecked.

Does this count?  Even though the covers aren't all that much alike, these two entire issues are homages/parodies of each other.  The writers Marv Wolfman and Mark Evanier got together to arrange a sort of crossover between DC's Teen Titans and Eclipse's DNAgents.  In Wolfman's story, the Teen Titans (Nightwing, Starfire, Cyborg, Wonder Girl and Jericho) meet the ReCombatants (Pseudos, Aurora, Topaz and Dreadnaught), while Evanier describes a meeting between the DNAgents (Sham, Rainbow, Amber, Tank and Surge) and Project Youngblood (Black Owl, Celestia, Roboto, Amazing Girl and Heartstring).

Ross Pearsall's Super Team Family has been posted here before. This particular mash-up of his definitely takes on elements of cover parody and tribute;

Let’s see.  Incredible artist, planet or moon looming in the background, outer space, science fiction.  Yep, got ‘em all.



Richard Willis said:

Of course, the Steranko cover is from 1968. 

Peter Wrexham said:

Here's a Mystery in Space cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson from 1964.  It reminds me of that Jim Steranko Nick Fury cover, even if there's no intentional homage taking place!

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