The Huge Ongoing Thread Full Of Weird Comic Book Covers

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  1. Peter Paltridge

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    Participation is easy: just go to www.comics.org and hunt around. Every day a bunch of new covers are uploaded, from all across time and publishers. It's pretty amusing stuff. Here's my batch for today: ARCHIE RIPOFFS!

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    You know why this is here? Doi, because HER NAME IS CHILI. The only female name better than that is "Lola Granola."

    Archie ripoffs all have one thing in common: the central character's name has to be extremely bizarre.
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    It's time for Screaming with Binky!
    Of interesting note is that many of these cover artists went on to draw for the actual Archie company.

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    It's true--her name actually IS Angelpuss. He also has a friend not shown named "Jitterblik."
    All that work is worth one nickel? Well, money went a lot farther in those days...I guess....

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    Go-Go and Animal? I gotta start writing these down.

    Of course, nothing ever topped the original. Maybe because the names were mostly normal.
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    I said mostly.
     
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    Almost human. Almost, but not quite.

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    Howdy,

    The Lone Ranger with an ice cream cone on the cover is hilarious. "Kids like the Lone Ranger. Kids like ice cream. HEY! I got an IDEA!!!"

    -- Ed/Ace
     
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    Say, why's Batfink Rosie dressed like Odlaw?
     
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    ahaha

    Brillaint it is not.
     
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    Those comics are hilarious! I never knew there were THAT many Archie rip-offs!

    And speaking of rip-offs, everyone remembers Richie Rich, right? Well what about his Marvel counterpart...Royal Roy?

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    My friend somehow had a Royal Roy when we were younger, and we read it and just laughed.

    Wow, a Where's Waldo reference
     
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  7. Peter Paltridge

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    Heh, I was going to get around to Royal Roy eventually. I've seen ripoffs before, but that is cutting it as close as I've ever seen. The only reason Marvel wasn't sued, I'm assuming, is because Royal Roy never sold any copies.

    Anyway, tonight's cover is...Irma! Irma is dumb! HOW dumb is Irma?
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    Preeeeeeeeetty dumb. Seriously, I've seen plenty of dense-headed characters and laughed at the greatest ones, but this moment here is beyond funny and ventures into just plain disturbing. Someone help her breathe!
     
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    This time:

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    Charles Schulz had nothing to do with this comic book; it was produced by United Feature in the 50's and was a bunch of comic strip gags redrawn by different artists as comic stories. You can see one example in "The Art of Peanuts."
     
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    What's up with all those atomic animals?

    And that Peanuts thing looks SO wrong!

    Here's what may be my favorite funny cover of a comic book I own:

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  12. Peter Paltridge

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    Heh, that's a good one. By John Romita, no less.

    Today: No one will ever love her!

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    Hey, I'm not gonna argue.....historically, this is about as plain as a comic book woman ever looks, so by their standards, she couldn't get a date.
     
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    Dennis the Menace Rip-Off.
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    Another One.
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    Howard the Duck movie adaptation.
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    Rainbow Bridge?
     
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    Wow, that poor woman. Call me a kook, but I always wanted to read some of the old romance stories.

    And there are so many things wrong with that Peter The Little Pest cover.
     
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    What could I possibly add to this?
     
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    My two cents on all these covers:

    - "Leave It To Binky" (and spinoff title shown above) was one of DC's main (if not *the* main) "Archie" ripoffs in the 50's and 60's. Don't think Binky's appeared in so much as reprints since the 80's though (since DC's all but disowned any of its characters that aren't superhero-related/Vertigo-related/something from Cartoon Network).

    - "Chili" and the mention of Millie presumably refers to Marvel's long-running old title "Millie the Model", about, well, a model named Millie. Believe Millie still exists within the Marvel Universe but is retired/semi-retired (I last heard).

    - I didn't know DC put out a Laurel and Hardy comic in the 70's (judging from the DC logo used on the cover)

    - Atomic Rabbit/Mouse/Tree Sloth/whatever are 50's era characters (the "all things atomic powered" craze).

    Guess I can throw in a cover or two later (about to leave for work right now)...
     
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    Completely random, but Binky and company had a one-page appearance in Ambush Bug #3.

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    You know what this thread's lacking? Cornball horror comics!

    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/853/200/853_2_18.jpg

    In case you can't read the text, they're saying "No, no, don't kill me! I don't want to die!"
    "Butcher, you killed us with your beef, now you can hang with the rest of your poisoned meat!"

    Thing that always gets me about some of these is that the cover pretty much gives away the entrie story. I can't really see a big twist coming after that moment.

    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/853/200/853_2_002.jpg

    "The monster's ghost" and "vampire fangs of doom", huh? Think about thsoe titles for a second.

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    "Just a few more shovels of dirt and we'll put Jack's skeleton back."
    "Oh no! There's Jack behind you!"

    I won't pretend to know what's going on here.

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    "It's the minotaur! The thing's not just a story - it lives!"

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  19. Anthonynotes

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    Heh! Funny... guess should track that issue down.

    Here's some covers:

    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/97/400/97_4_0000126.jpg

    Yes, in November 1948, TV was still largely a novelty item---guess the current equivalent of that tale would be "Superman On Podcast"...

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    This was the next month's issue after the TV one above. Radio was the dominant medium in the late 40's, and "Truth or Consequences" was a highly popular radio game show (the guy Supes is getting sprayed by is the show's actual host---who IIRC went on to host the TV version of "T or C").

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    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/2542/400/2542_4_27.jpg

    The above two Superboy comics came out in the early 80's, when they moved up Superboy's time-era to the 60's---hence the Beatles-esque rock group on the stage/bad teenage period slang, as well as the rewrite of the classic "Superman's Mission For Pres. Kennedy" into "SuperBOY's Mission For Pres. Kennedy"...

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    Yes, kids, you too can help the war effort by knocking out Hitler, Mussolini, and a tacky ethnic caricature of Hirohito(?) with baseballs! Oh, and buy war bonds, too...


    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/216/400/216_4_069.jpg

    A 1954 "World's Finest" cover, from a few issues before they ended the seperate Batman and Superman features of the comic and combined the two heroes in the same adventure. And yes, I'm sure that *would* be the world's safest bank, indeed. :)

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    Yes, Bat-fanboys, Batman was obviously an arrogant jerk in the early 1950's, too... can't even be bothered to pedal his *own* flippin' bike and junk... must've been trying to defeat Schwinn with "enough time to prepare" or something. ;-)

    -B.
     
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    "I've talked about Earth-Two myself, is that so wrong"?! That's HILARIOUS!

    AngryTurnip, I think you've given me nightmares.

    Those covers are funny, Brainatra, like that website that has all those old Superman covers where he's a jerk.

    Here's what is probably the most brilliant crossover, if just for the cover:

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