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The Huge Ongoing Thread Full Of Weird Comic Book Covers

Discussion in 'Comic Book Culture' started by Peter Paltridge, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. Anthonynotes

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    Heh...

    I recall reading that honeymoon storyline---really lame followup, since they didn't have any time to write a proper plot, since the "Lois and Clark" TV show producers and WB honchos insisted the comic wedding took place at the same time as the TV show's---despite a comic plot with the happy couple on the outs with each other running at the time. Thus, the story involved a lot of filler (including a nice Curt Swan piece), "flashbacks" (see: filler), and those emergency reserve comic stories they keep on hand in case an issue's late or delayed.

    As for the power loss, see the lame storyline that preceded the wedding---on the heels of the "Final Night" plotline, Clark still hadn't got his powers back when he got hitched (which does keep with the wedding of the Earth-Two Superman I suppose, who also didn't have use of his powers when he married...). Thus, he spent the honeymoon plotline in the sitcom tradition of "tied to a kitchen chair by some common thug while pointless 'remember that time we...?' flashbacks kicked in."

    -B.
    "Now *that's* what I call a sticky situation!"
     
  2. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Knows about rock people
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    What?? 60 years....and then a clip show?? No wonder Superman looks so angry. That's just terrible.
    I've seen a lot of bad Superman covers, but I think that issue would be a good contender for Worst Superman Issue Ever based on its inside content. What a letdown. Wow.

    Today's cover is so bad that it didn't need to speak a word. I laughed pretty hard at the image alone:
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    "GRR!"
     
  3. Peter Paltridge

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    [​IMG]

    That's the oddest-looking monk I've ever seen.
     
  4. Peter Paltridge

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    Was Kirby even alive at this point?

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    "VERSUS ONE THOUSAND SUPER VILLAINS!!" WHOA THAT'S ELECTRIC!!

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    This is just here because it has the title "TIPPER GORE'S COMICS AND STORIES."
     
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    CartoonOverlord Head of HATE

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    Ugh, it's even more creepy with them speaking in verse. But I've got nothin'.
     
  6. Anthonynotes

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    Feh, the stuff they got away with before the Comic Code came along (since judging from the covers, those issues probably pre-date the Code)... ;-)
     
  7. Peter Paltridge

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    Occasionally, I see covers so pretty and colorful and fantastic that I put them here anyway even though they're not funny. It's that time again....I guess Dakota North is over; here's my latest fascination:

    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/13624/400/13624_4_001.jpg
    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/13624/400/13624_4_002.jpg
    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/13624/400/13624_4_003.jpg
    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/13624/400/13624_4_004.jpg
    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/13624/400/13624_4_005.jpg
    http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/13624/400/13624_4_006.jpg

    I thought they looked so great, I attempted to make wallpaper out of my favorite two.

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    Now every icon is impossible to see, but I could stare at that one where she turns into a butterfly all day.
     
  8. Peter Paltridge

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    [​IMG]

    If there is, that must be the ugly-ducking Fifth Turtle who was never invited to any parties.
     
  9. Peter Paltridge

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    [​IMG]

    MRS. Pruneface?? NOW you're in for it, Dick! You've got some explaining to do! And she carries a WHIP!

    And I don't think Betty and Veronica need to try very hard to manipulate Archie.

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  10. Peter Paltridge

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    [​IMG]

    You know you don't wanna mess with THESE outlaws....they're so bad, they wear LOUD UGLY CIRCUS CLOTHES! ALL DAY!
     
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    So, uh...is that Pruneface's wife or is it him in drag? I honestly can't tell.
     
  12. Spastic Minnow

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    I actually have that issue of the Dick Tracy comic. I was getting a kick out of reading the daily strips at the time and thought I'd try the comic. Don't remember a thing about it though.
     
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    I think Marvel took this franchise a little too seriously.
     
  14. MonkeyFunk

    MonkeyFunk Kids and grown-ups love me so

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    Surprised no-one's posted this yet:

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  15. dendawg

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    Hey, we're talking about comic books, not toilet paper!:p
     
  16. Peter Paltridge

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    "The Death Cookie"? Never heard of it.

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    That has to be the ultimate irony--the moment you vow never to carry a weapon, about ten thousand people appear behind you with weapons of their own. Boy, what were the odds?
     
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    HA! Dramtic Cone-Clusion?! I never knew of a Coneheads comic book!
     
  18. Peter Paltridge

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    Today:
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    Um.....what?
     
  19. Peter Paltridge

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    Ya gotta love how absolutely bored Superman looks here.
     
  20. MonkeyFunk

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    Hey, I've got that issue!
     

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