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  1.  (1196.1)
    Looks like Transmetropolitan wasn't an oringial idea.

    Look like Ellis and Robertson took it from a Silver Age comic:

    omg

    In fact, it would seem that a lot of Vertigo's clasics are just rip-off of old comics. Fables, DMZ, Y, Seaguy, Sandman ...
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2008
     (1196.2)
    Welp...Dad always said that when it was time to drink myself to death, I would know...
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2008 edited
     (1196.3)
    I'm no photoshop whiz, but a lot of those covers look fixed.

    EDIT: Blast you! They are fixed!
  2.  (1196.4)
    Heh, I love those. They are obviously fake in case anyone is unsure of that.

    Sandman of course was mostly based on DC universe stuff though... Which is where this joke sort of fails despite the covers being really well made and amusing.
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      CommentAuthorFearlessfoz
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2008 edited
     (1196.5)
    Photoshop kung-fu for sure.... They had me right up to
    <em>the reason for the comic’s modern obscurity is shocking: “Fableheads” were one of the earliest organizers of dedicated-subject conventions, and all 1,245 fans of the comic were killed at the inaugural convention when the roof collapsed. DC immediately cancelled the title and now refuses to admit that it ever existed</em>
    all 1245 fans of the comic in the same place... all dead... woah.
    The photoshop stuff on the Sea Guy cover gave it away to.
    Good one. I was downright shocked for a moment or two.

    ...nuts screwed up my first post...gr.
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    I love the word 'megacidal'. It gives me a whole new way to describe myself on Monday mornings.

    It's a good gag by someone who definitely has far too much time on their hands.
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2008
     (1196.7)
    The Y: The Last Man one is awesome. They're all pretty cool though.

    What's Sea Guy supposed to be? I'm drawing a blank there.
  4.  (1196.8)
    SEA GUY is, uh, SEAGUY...

    sorry, it was just too good of a setup. but i'm serious.
  5.  (1196.9)
    Sea Guy was a Vertigo mini-series by Grant Morrison.
    • CommentAuthorDracko
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2008
     (1196.10)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Only the best superhero mini-series ever. Imagine Terry Gilliam's <em>Brazil</em>, with capes.

    Morrison can't get back to that one soon enough.
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      CommentAuthorzarhooie
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2008
     (1196.11)
    This thread amuses me.
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    Ha! Nice... almost perfect. Too bad some of the fonts are a giveaway.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2008
     (1196.13)
    It's both the font choices and noise patterns in the images - but they are lovely false memories.
    • CommentAuthorzenbullet
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2008
     (1196.14)
    Oooh check out this conversation he has about Senor Ellis in a comic shop
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2008
     (1196.15)
    Personally I would;ve been tempted to stick a relettered Kirby Sandman cover in there just to confuse people further.
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      CommentAuthorroque
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2008
     (1196.16)
    damn you! cleverly putting those typos in your original post to seem like a more realistic troll! ya almost had me...

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