Comic books with similar covers
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On 8/17/2012 at 4:41 PM, Hepcat said:

Two from my collection:

 

Dallas Stephens copy

 

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:cool:

 

Here's the prequel to both:

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(Not mine.)

:smile:

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Here's another instance where Editor Julius Schwartz re-employs one of his earlier cover ideas/layouts. First from 1951:

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Then in 1961:

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:juggle:

 

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DC editors of course also "borrowed" cover concepts from each other. Once again from 1950:

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Then from 1963:

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Totally different -- in one, the guy doing the shocking is lit up with an electrical field.  In the other, the victim is lit up.

I have no idea what you're talking about.

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When I first came across (figuratively of course) this early Mystery in Space comic:

 

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I was reminded immediately of the cover of this Aquaman  comic from my collection:

 

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Incidentally I was so impressed by Aquaman 11 with the intro of Queen Mera that I subscribed immediately to Aquaman and received a copy of Aquaman 12 above in the mail barely over two weeks later!

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Editor Julius Schwartz had no qualms against employing a newer artist to re-image old covers from titles that had once been under his stewardship. Here from 1963 by Murphy Anderson:

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And then again from 1970 by Neal Adams:

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The covers are so similar that I've had both these comics in my collection for over fifteen years and only today did I realize that what I was looking at periodically were two entirely different comics!

xD

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Hmmmmm. So it seems that on the Secret Six cover Jack Sparling reprised Bob Brown's idol head from the Challengers of the Unknown cover.

:/

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On 11/18/2019 at 2:25 PM, Hepcat said:

Here's another instance where Editor Julius Schwartz re-employs one of his earlier cover ideas/layouts. First from 1951:

Mystery%209_zpsierwfjsh.jpg

Then in 1961:

02-07-201164222PM.jpg

:juggle:

 

 I guess DC loved the old "hero trapped in a diamond" cover, eh? lol 

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16 hours ago, HuddyBee said:

I love seeing both The Murph and Kubert take a stab at this iconic cover/scene.

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Cool! I have both issues in my collection but somehow I failed to notice just how similar were their covers as far as composition was concerned.

(thumbsu

Here are scans of my copies:

 

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14 hours ago, Hepcat said:

Hmmmmm. So it seems that on the Secret Six cover Jack Sparling reprised Bob Brown's idol head from the Challengers of the Unknown cover.

:/

Coincidentally, I came across this whilst trawling through ComicConnect's auction... a decade earlier. to the Challengers

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16 hours ago, HuddyBee said:

 I guess DC loved the old "hero trapped in a diamond" cover, eh? lol 

 

 

Murphy Anderson more specifically! He drew all three covers including the Hawkman 9:

 

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15 hours ago, Hepcat said:

Here are scans of my copies:

Showoff. lol

Some seriously nice books!

1 hour ago, Hepcat said:

Murphy Anderson more specifically! He drew all three covers including the Hawkman 9

I just love Murphy Anderson. Makes me want to track down the other covers now that I know The Murph did 'em.

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