Homages Index (categorized numerically)

Welcome to Homages

HOMAGES is a series of lists gathering famous/recognizable covers and their imitators. Yes, there is a concept page for homage covers, but it's not specific to covers. I've seen images of statues, book covers and of cover art without the logos - that kind of thing. What I'm making here are lists of just the covers that I can link to out of the wiki. I don't plan to copy everything over from the concept page. I'm just doing the covers that interest me, and adding them to my lists as I run across them. I am, however, adding covers to the concept page that I find aren't there, as well as updating images with pertinent info. These lists are organized four different ways:

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Full Homages Index:(numerical order)(alphabetical order)(categorized: [numerically] [alphabetically])

These are the categories the Homages lists have been broken into:

Homages Lists1234
Categories:DCMarvelMiscellaneousDeleted

Some Homages may be listed in more than one category.

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DC:

#DateList TitleCategory
17110/31/10Detective Comics #38.HOMAGES #12
15810/29/10Superman vs. Spider-Man.HOMAGES #10
15010/27/10Crisis on Infinite Earths #7.HOMAGES #7
08010/20/10Dark Knight Returns #1.HOMAGES #4
06310/17/10Action Comics #1.HOMAGES #3
06210/17/10Adventure Comics #247.HOMAGES #2
06010/17/10Superman #1.HOMAGES #1

Marvel:

#DateList TitleCategory
20111/02/10X-Men #141.HOMAGES #14
15810/29/10Superman vs. Spider-Man.HOMAGES #10
15310/27/10Pieta / The Death of Captain Marvel [MGN #1].HOMAGES #9
15210/27/10X-Men #136.HOMAGES #8
08710/20/10Incredible Hulk #1.HOMAGES #5

Miscellaneous:

#DateList TitleCategory
26012/10/12Raising the Flag.HOMAGES #18
25810/31/12Star Wars movie poster (Homages).HOMAGES #17
17410/31/10Short Lists (Homages).HOMAGES #13
15310/27/10Pieta / The Death of Captain Marvel [MGN #1].HOMAGES #9

Deleted:

#DateList TitleCategory
22407/15/12Amazing Spider-Man #300.HOMAGES #16
22307/15/12Thinker, The.HOMAGES #15
15910/29/10Watchmen #1.HOMAGES #11
09510/22/10Incredible Hulk Annual #1.HOMAGES #6

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Homages Index (categorized alphabetically)

Welcome to Homages

HOMAGES is a series of lists gathering famous/recognizable covers and their imitators. Yes, there is a concept page for homage covers, but it's not specific to covers. I've seen images of statues, book covers and of cover art without the logos - that kind of thing. What I'm making here are lists of just the covers that I can link to out of the wiki. I don't plan to copy everything over from the concept page. I'm just doing the covers that interest me, and adding them to my lists as I run across them. I am, however, adding covers to the concept page that I find aren't there, as well as updating images with pertinent info. These lists are organized four different ways:

How to View Index:HoweverYouWant
Full Homages Index:(numerical order)(alphabetical order)(categorized: [numerically] [alphabetically])

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These are the categories the Homages lists have been broken into:

Homages Lists1234
Categories:DCMarvelMiscellaneousDeleted

Some Homages may be listed in more than one category.

Enjoy.

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DC:

List #DateList TitleHomages #
06310/17/10Action Comics #1.HOMAGES #3
06210/17/10Adventure Comics #247.HOMAGES #2
15010/27/10Crisis on Infinite Earths #7.HOMAGES #7
08010/20/10Dark Knight Returns #1.HOMAGES #4
17110/31/10Detective Comics #38.HOMAGES #12
06010/17/10Superman #1.HOMAGES #1
15810/29/10Superman vs. Spider-Man.HOMAGES #10

Marvel:

List #DateList TitleHomages #
08710/20/10Incredible Hulk #1.HOMAGES #5
15310/27/10Pieta / The Death of Captain Marvel [MGN #1].HOMAGES #9
15810/29/10Superman vs. Spider-Man.HOMAGES #10
15210/27/10X-Men #136.HOMAGES #8
20111/02/10X-Men #141.HOMAGES #14

Miscellaneous:

List #DateList TitleHomages #
15310/27/10Pieta / The Death of Captain Marvel [MGN #1].HOMAGES #9
26012/10/12Raising the Flag.HOMAGES #18
17410/31/10Short Lists.HOMAGES #13
25810/31/12Star Wars movie poster.HOMAGES #17

Deleted:

#DateList TitleCategory
22407/15/12Amazing Spider-Man #300.HOMAGES #16
09510/22/10Incredible Hulk Annual #1.HOMAGES #6
22307/15/12Thinker, The.HOMAGES #15
15910/29/10Watchmen #1.HOMAGES #11

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12/17/1421Wonder Woman# 3712/143*(Back) (Next)
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10/10/1316Exclusive Collectors' Edition: Spider-Man# 14/804*(Back) (Next)
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Would U Buy It #47: "Superman/ Batman: Null & Void"

#DateWelcome to WUBI # 47:Choose Your View:Attached to Forum:Back/ Next
4711/08/10Superman/ Batman: Null & Void(Blog) (Forum)Superman/ Batman [team](Back) (Next)

We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Superman/ Batman: Null & Void.
Collecting 5 Issues:World's Finest Comics #293, 304-307.
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: World's Finest Comics #293

I bought these issues off the shelves (we won't talk about how old that makes me), and all I really remember about it is that I thought it was cool. Null & Void and Swordfish & Barracuda had magical tattoos on their hands that gave them powers (a full three years ahead of New Universe's Star Brand). Being...much younger, I was a sucker for a new character, and this story gives us five, if you count the Master Pirate. Every time I see these issues, a smile comes to my face, and I can remember reading them in my room, as well as the fact that I read them several times. (I also wished I could get a tattoo like theirs on my palm, so it would give me powers, but we won't talk about how naive that made me either). Five issues of four-color fun. I think it would be awesome.

I'd go with the Superman/ Batman title, rather than World's Finest, because DC has already set the precedent with the Superman/ Batman: Saga of the Super Sons TPB. For the cover, although #305 or 307 more prominently feature Superman & Batman, and #306 is my favorite cover, I'd go with #293. The subtitle of this TPB is Null & Void, and while #304 is a better shot of the villains, #293 is the only cover that has Superman, Batman, Null and Void, all four, on the cover. They might have to do something with the background coloring (maybe an overall black background, instead of white).

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Would U Buy It #46: "Worlds Collide"

#DateWelcome to WUBI # 46:Choose Your View:Attached to Forum:Back/ Next
4611/08/10Worlds Collide(Blog) (Forum)Worlds Collide [story arc](Back) (Next)

We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Worlds Collide.
Collecting 14 Issues:
  • Man of Steel #35-36 (Ch. 1, 10)
  • Hardware #17-18 (Ch. 2, 9)
  • Superboy #6-7 (Ch. 3, 8)
  • Icon #15-16 (Ch. 4, 11)
  • Steel #6-7 (Ch. 5, 12)
  • Blood Syndicate #16-17 (Ch. 6, 13)
  • Worlds Collide #1 (Ch. 7)
  • Static #14 (Ch. 14)
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Icon #16

Honestly, I don't understand why DC hasn't done this TPB already. When they licensed the Milestone characters to use in the DCU, I thought for sure that a Worlds Collide TPB would be the first thing they'd release, as an introduction to the characters. Maybe they decided against it, because they were treating it like the two universes had never met before. Still, they've done some Milestone trades since they got the license - still looks like they'd have collected Worlds Collide by now. If they ever do, I think Icon #16 should be the cover of the TPB - the pic of Superman facing off with Icon.

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Would U Buy It #45: "Titans/ Legion of Super-Heroes" (Elseworlds)

#DateWelcome to WUBI # 45:Choose Your View:Attached to Forum:Back/ Next
4511/07/10Titans/ Legion of Super-Heroes (Elseworlds)(Blog) (Forum)Elseworlds [concept](Back) (Next)

We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Titans/ Legion of Super-Heroes.
Alternate Title:Titans/ Legionnaires.
Collecting 7 Issues:
  • Legionnaires Annual #1
  • New Titans Annual #10
  • Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #5
  • Team Titans Annual #2
  • LEGION Annual #5
  • Deathstroke Annual #3
  • Lobo Annual #2
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Legionnaires Annual #1

I would collect them in the order shown, with the Elseworlds logo in the corner, because this order splits it up so the TPB alternates between Legion family and Titans family, with each story. The alternate title of Titans/ Legionnaires is suggested because it's a clear signal to the reader that this is something a little bit out of the norm.

For the cover, I'd go with Legionnaires Annual #1, or an original cover. An original cover might be better, since there's no one cover shown here, that represents both teams.

Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

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Back:4411/07/10Legionnaires: End of an Era
Next:4611/08/10Worlds Collide

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Would U Buy It #44: "Legionnaires: End of an Era"

#DateWelcome to WUBI # 44:Choose Your View:Attached to Forum:Back/ Next
4411/07/10Legionnaires: End of an Era(Blog) (Forum)End of an Era(Back) (Next)

We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Legionnaires: End of an Era.
Alternate Title:
  1. Legion of Super-Heroes: End of an Era
  2. Zero Hour: Legion of Super-Heroes
Collecting 6 Issues:
  • Legionnaires #17-18
  • Legion of Super-Heroes #60-61
  • Valor #22-23
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Legionnaires #17

End of an Era was the Zero Hour "wrap up" to the Legion family of titles: Legionnaires, Legion of Super-Heroes, and Valor. Initially, I would have made this a Valor TPB, but a) he's back to being called Mon-El, and b) overall, it's a Legion story. My main reason for even thinking of it as a Valor story is that Valor was the only one of the three titles I was reading at the time.

If DC ever chose to do this TPB, I imagine it would carry the alternate title suggestion of Legion of Super-Heroes: End of an Era. I suggested Legionnaires: End of an Era as the first choice, for two reasons: 1) It distances this trade from the current LSH title just enough to keep it from being confused with the current run, and 2) With the Legionnaires title out of print, using the title on a graphic novel would keep the title in copyright for DC.

The suggestion of Zero Hour: Legion of Super-Heroes is really more of an afterthought. If DC were collecting the Zero Hour tie-in issues into trade paperbacks, then this might be the TPB for the Legion family of titles.

For the cover, I'd be tempted to go with the Time Trapper cover of LSH #61, but eh, it isn't much to look at. Same thought with the Valor #23 cover. So I'd go with the Legionnaires #17 cover, since it's the only other cover that implies the end of something.

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Back:4311/07/10Superman Family (Elseworlds)
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Would U Buy It #43: "Superman Family" (Elseworlds)

#DateWelcome to WUBI # 43:Choose Your View:Attached to Forum:Back/ Next
4311/07/10Superman Family (Elseworlds)(Blog) (Forum)Superman Family(Back) (Next)

We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Superman Family.
Collecting 6 Issues:
  • Superman Annual #6
  • Action Annual #6
  • Adventures of Superman Annual #6
  • Superman: The Man of Steel Annual #3
  • Superboy Annual #1
  • Steel Annual #1
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Superman: The Man of Steel Annual #3 or original cover

Every now and then, DC puts out a new comic with one of their old titles, just to keep the copyright alive on that title. This collection of the Superman family of Elseworlds Annuals, with the "Elseworlds" logo in the corner, would basically be DC renewing the copyright on the title Superman Family.

For the cover, I'm a little torn. I think it might be better to have an original cover, but if I have to pick one of those shown here, I'd go with Man of Steel Annual #3.

Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

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Would U Buy It #42: "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Infinity, Inc."

#DateWelcome to WUBI # 42:Choose Your View:Attached to Forum:Back/ Next
4211/03/10COIE: Infinity, Inc.(Blog) (Forum)Infinity, Inc.(Back) (Next)

We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Crisis on Infinite Earths: Infinity, Inc..
Collecting 8 Issues:
  • Infinity, Inc. #18-24
  • Infinity, Inc. Annual #1
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: Infinity, Inc. #20

I mentioned in the previous "Would U Buy It" how Roy Thomas kind of fought the whole idea of Crisis on Infinite Earths. Despite that, his two titles, All-Star Squadron and Infinity, Inc., devoted the most issues per title to the Crisis, mostly in self defense. Crisis absolutely ruined All-Star Squadron, and since the Infinitors were related to the heroes of Thomas' Golden Age All-Stars, the history of these new characters was also ruined, only a year-and-a-half after their debut. So Mr. Thomas spent almost the better part of a year writing his way out of the Crisis, and redefining Infinity, Inc. in the process. Thomas could write Golden Age characters like no other, and this was his stab at the next generation. Personally, that fascinates me, and I'd like to read all of those issues in a collection. Thanks to the recent revival of the Infinity, Inc. name, I think the book could sell with Infinity, Inc. as the main title, but to keep it consistent with my previous suggestion of COIE: The All-Star Squadron, I named this one COIE: Infinity, Inc.

For the cover, none of them show most of the Infintors, and something overtly COIE. Out of the ones that are there though, the one that is the most COIE is issue #20, with the silhouette of the Anti-Monitor, and the infamous red skies in the background.

Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

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Would U Buy It #41: "COIE: The All-Star Squadron"

#DateWelcome to WUBI # 41:Choose Your View:Attached to Forum:Back/ Next
4111/03/10COIE: All-Star Squadron(Blog) (Forum)All-Star Squadron(Back) (Next)

We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's one of mine:

Proposed Title:Crisis on Infinite Earths: The All-Star Squadron. (couldn't fit all that in the title bar)
Collecting 7 Issues:All-Star Squadron #50-56.
Covers: (click to enlarge)
TPB Cover: All-Star Squadron #50

I find that younger readers don't really understand why older readers (such as myself) hold Crisis on Infinite Earths in such high regard. The answer I always give is that it was closure for the fans at that time. The characters that we had grown up on were about to be changed FOREVER, and Crisis was the last hurrah. It was gripping - it affected every book in the DC Universe, and entire universes were being wiped out. Entire Earths gone in an anti-matter whitewash, and if any characters survived those Earths, it was questionable if they would survive the Crisis. To pump the nostalgic feelings to their fullest, the first Who's Who was running concurrently with COIE - a twenty-six issue encyclopedic listing of all the characters and histories we were being asked to let go of.

All-Star Squadron is a true enigma in the midst of all of this. In the extra materials of Absolute COIE, DC included several memos from Roy Thomas. They were presented as "Roy was the biggest help for Crisis, and here's the memos to prove it," but someone at DC must hate the guy, because the memos show him to be fighting the process all the way. Almost every memo was, "Please don't use [this character] because I have plans for them in All-Star Squadron." Make no mistake: Crisis ruined All-Star Squadron. The Golden Age that Thomas had spent almost five years rewriting in All-Star was completely wiped out by Crisis, and most of the title after the Crisis tie-ins consisted of origin stories for individual members.

Yet, other than Thomas' other title, Infinity, Inc., which devoted eight issues to COIE, All-Star was the only DCU title to devote seven issues to the Crisis. Personally, I'd like to have those in a collection, because no matter how much of a help he was or wasn't for Crisis, Roy Thomas can write Golden Age characters like no other. Unfortunately, All-Star Squadron is over twenty years old, so I don't think that the book would sell with All-Star as the primary title. So I put Crisis on Infinite Earths as the primary title, because it's got a high recognition factor with fans, even if they're younger and don't think as much of the story as us older fans do.

For the cover, I'd use issue #50, with Harbinger at the center, because it's the only cover that shows anything to do with COIE. Although the Captain Marvel cover is striking (no pun intended).

Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.

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