TMNT Cover Swipes

Crazy for cover swipes logoLast week I went to my first live auction. There were 2 estates that had comics being auctioned one of which was an old comic store’s stock. 49 different copies of New Mutants 98 were auctioned off so I was hoping to get a few to resell. Each and every copy went for over $300! One guy kept bidding them up to $325 or $350 which didn’t even include 7% sales tax plus a 15% buyer’s premium! I’m not sure how much money he thought he was going to make but he kept buying. I managed to snag a few decent lots including 3 copies of Amazing Spider-Man 361 plus a few of the early Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles books including a third printing of the first issue. All in all it was a very fun but tiring day that I think everyone should try at least once. The exhilaration of actually winning a live auction is quite the rush! Why the long auction story you ask? I figured I would use this article to highlight some TMNT cover swipes!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 Hembeck Variant

TMNT 2 Fred Hembeck Variant

Daredevil 189

Daredevil 189

This one was tough to track down but I knew I had seen it before. Tricky ol’ Freddy Hembeck!
TMNT 3 Fred Hembeck Variant

TMNT 3 Fred Hembeck Variant

Daredevil_Vol_1_181Daredevil 181
A few of these, as is the case with many of my articles have been highlighted in previous cover swipe articles. I have no original ideas…why do you think I write about cover swipes! Not much to say about this one other than it’s a perfect example of what a cover swipe should be.
TMNT 4 Fred Hembeck VariantTMNT 4 Fred Hembeck Variant Daredevil 175Daredevil 175
I’m not a huge fan of Fred Hembeck’s work in general but these cover swipes are great! I wonder if artists have to get permission to swipe covers like they do.
TMNT 6 Guillory VariantTMNT 6 Rob Guillory Variant Enter The Dragon

Enter The Dragon Movie Poster

This movie blew my mind the first time I saw it. Where else would you find Bruce Lee, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Chuck Norris together in a movie??? Incredible!


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1TMNT 1
Issue 12 of the IDW was a modernized swipe of the first issue of the original Mirage series.
TMNT 18 Torres VariantTMNT 18 Torres Variant Nirvana - Nevermind

Nirvana: Nevermind

I know I covered the Nirvana cover in the article I did on the Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth article but here is another swipe of that album cover. Mikey loves his pizza!
TMNT 22 Phantom VariantTMNT 22 Phantom Variant Incredible Hulk #340

Incredible Hulk 340

This swipe is incredible! I need one of these!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 5 #48 Subscription Cover

TMNT 48 Subscription Cover

Weird Science 19Weird Science 19
I don’t know the significance of Weird Science 19 but I’m sure Ben C has 20 copies of it in his house. We really need to get an article on this website that shows people’s collections in all their glory. Where they keep them, how they display them, etc. Make it happen Iñigo!

(Iñigo replies: We already tried but we didn't get many submissions, if anyone out there wants to feature your collection, send us an email!)


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