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      CommentAuthorphotomagex
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2008 edited
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    I'd like to start a thread to showcase and comment on some of the odd and bizzare comic covers either in or out of print. Some of the greatest work I've seen has been on comic book covers. So let's get out the strangest, funniest, freakish covers we've seen.

    I'll start off with one I pulled out of the 50 cent bin at my local shop. I've always admired the work of Drew Friedman, but when I saw this I laughed my arse off.



    I hope this thread is kosher with Mr. Ellis and doesn't break any copyright rules.
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      CommentAuthorphotomagex
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2008
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    This one has always been one of my faves. It is the cover for Flinch # 1. It was a great anthology of horror with many of the best writers and artists in the biz. There's about 25 issues out. I think this was done by Phil Hale. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but it sure looks like his work.

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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2008
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    Dave McKean's Sandman covers.

    Beautiful, but definitely strange...
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    pretty much every cover of the Jimmy Olson comics.


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    I'll bet a dollar that Rickles calls someone a "hockey puck" if he appears in the interior of that one.
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    How about a cover so freaky they didn't even use it. The original solicitation for The Filth showed this as the cover.



    But when the series debuted they went with the highly stylized covers instead. I was always more partial to this one though.
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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2008
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    bat-baby

    zombie snog
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      CommentAuthorphotomagex
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2008
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    How can you not love monkey brains.

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      CommentAuthorphotomagex
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2008
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    In the future Superman's head turns into a penis?

    • CommentAuthorWilf
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    I'll throw this one in -



    Loads more at www.superdickery.com
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      CommentAuthorphotomagex
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2008
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    That's right Tim, today wer gonna learn bout gettin wood.

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      CommentAuthorphotomagex
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2008
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    If I saw this comic cover when I was in High School, about 25 years ago, I would have shat me drawers. I spent way too much time and effort, worrying about when it was all going to end. Every time a US or USSR boat would move I would think the silos were going to open

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    The cover copy for Dazzler #42 is intentionally funny.



    "Fine! We've canceled it! Stop sending us letters!"
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2008
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    @ photomagex: I've got that issue of Tomb of Darkness around here somewhere. It's got a great story in it. It's like forty years old, but what the hell, I'll put the spoiler tags on it anyway.

    <div id="hide">An American scientist defects to an enemy country under the pretense of building them nukes and an energy shield that will protect them from retaliation.

    When they press the button to launch a strike at America, the shield closes and the "nukes" that the American scientist made turns out to be a series of rockets that sends their entire nation into space. Gotta love those sixties sci fi comics. :)</div>
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      CommentAuthorphotomagex
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2008
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    @ Sir Legendhead

    I have that issue as well. Every once and a while I'm in the mood to read some of the old sci fi/ horror comics from that era. I bought a couple of the EC Archive editions, "Two Fisted Tales" and "Shock Suspense Stories". There is some really great art in them and some of the stories still hold up well. The stories are very wordy, lots of text, I think back then people would feel ripped off if they didn't have as much reading in them (just a guess).
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      CommentAuthorphotomagex
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2008
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    Oh my God Superman, don't do it. He's just a boy. Your little man of steel would scar him for life......What the hell were they thinking when they did this cover?


    Here's the back cover of a Freak Bros. book. It's very self explanatory.


    I alway thought this was a great cover. I've always loved the original WW2 photo.
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    It only ran 5 issues, I think, but I've never been able to get over the fact that they actually slapped the words "Giant Size Man Thing" on something that wasn't a porno mag...

    Giant Size Man Thing
    • CommentAuthorpoor_boy
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2008
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    @ photomagex and KPatrickGlover: Those two look even worse when you put them together. Lol:)

    <a href="http://s152.photobucket.com/albums/s173/sirlegendhead/?action=view&current=badsupermansmanthing.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s173/sirlegendhead/badsupermansmanthing.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2008
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    @KPatrickglover - when there was the thread on what Marvel-owned properties Ellis should revamp I nearly suggested "Warren Ellis' Giant-Sized Man-Thing".