It’s amazing to me how many comics these days actually copy the style of their cover from some older book. I guess when you’re on a tight deadline and need to get your book out on time you go with what has worked in the past. I’m sure it also helps to sell certain books. The A-Next series from the late nineties has a few cover swipes and I’m wondering if these covers were used as a ploy to boost sales.
The series starts and ends with the same cover style…nice little bookends to the series.
|The series starts and ends with the same cover style…nice little bookends to the series.|
|Neither of the silver age books is an exact match so I just put both for comparison.|
|Another not exact swipe but definitely the cover they were going for.|
|Thor isn’t the only hero to change genders…neither is Wolverine for that matter!|
|Dr. Doom…not only a foe to the original Avengers but to their successors as well!|
|Thunderstrike and the Black Panther always run out there with no backup!!|
|I have highlighted Avengers 70 in one of my earlier articles. A-Next 10 is the first appearance of Hope Pym as the Red Queen I believe.|
So there you have it…out of the 12 issues of the A-Next series, 8 are swipes. The other four look very familiar and I challenge you all to find the covers they might have paid homage to. Next week I will highlight another series, No Hero which has a ton of cover swipes!