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How common is it in comic book publishing today, for an interior page from the story to be used as a variant or later printing's cover?

...have any examples?

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36 minutes ago, First Upgrade said:

How common is it in comic book publishing today, for an interior page from the story to be used as a variant or later printing's cover?

...have any examples?

Fans of newer comics/art can you tell about that stuff; what I know is that was common at Charlton in the 1970s (maybe earlier too?) to take an interior panel and blow it up for the cover. Charlton was cheap, I doubt the artists got paid twice or paid at all for the cover use.

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1 hour ago, vodou said:

Fans of newer comics/art can you tell about that stuff; what I know is that was common at Charlton in the 1970s (maybe earlier too?) to take an interior panel and blow it up for the cover. Charlton was cheap, I doubt the artists got paid twice or paid at all for the cover use.

It would be fun to see an example if anyone knows of any.

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Here is an example. Originally this piece by Jesse Santos was published as the title page to Mystery Comics Digest #3 (Western, 1972). Later the top portion of the title page was used for the cover to Doctor Spektor Presents: Spine Tingling Tales #1 (Western 1975).

 

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Here’s an example of an interior page—  Daredevil “The Man Without Fear” concluding DPS in this case— was later used as a trade paperback cover:

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this is from an interior panel

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Sentry #1 Jae Lee variant cover takes a panel from an interior page.  It was an homage to the Captain America #101 splash page.

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How about Action Comics #1 cover which was derived from one of the interior panels.  A February 22, 1938 letter from DC editor Vin Sullivan to Siegel provided: “I’m enclosing a silverprint of the cover of Action Comics. You’ll note that we already used one of those panel drawings of SUPERMAN, as you suggested in your recent letter.” In other words, per Siegel’s suggestion, DC used one of the panel drawings from the Superman story as a template to create the cover art. 

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1 minute ago, BCarter27 said:

Thanks! Kudos to them for tagging all of those. Now, if we can just get them to redesign their interface!

 

Cool. No thanks needed, let's just go with my all-in value suggestion for next year's edition :)

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How about turning the theme backwards, art created as a cover but ended up being used in the story. The original Simon and Kirby art for the transfer of Fighting American from his previous body still existed (but current location unknown) and showed the art was intended for a cover. However it ended up being used in the story.

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3 hours ago, First Upgrade said:

in comic book publishing today

Poor OP, nobody is hitting this yet...

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This happens somewhat in modern comics when an interior page might be a later printing cover, or as mentioned a trade cover. 

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In the last couple of years, Marvel has used multiple interiors from Geoff Shaw's THANOS WINS, Ryan Ottley's THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Ryan Stegman's VENOM, Tradd Moore's SILVER SURFER: BLACK, Filipe Andrade's ABSOLUTE CARNAGE: THE IMMORTAL HULK and more, as covers for later printings. I post them on social media from time to time when it happens. It's a nice bonus for those who got the interiors.

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There's this page from Brian Bolland's first ever Dredd story. 

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The first panel became a cover to the Eagle Series.

 

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Then there's this page from Tim Sale's Daredevil: Yellow. it wound up as a cover and a T-shirt....no pajamas yet, but I hold out hope. 

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Here is a Billy Tan Shadowland double page I just got that was also used as 2nd printing variant cover:

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