11 comic covers that homage famous movie posters
I love movies. Obviously. I also love comics. So when comic artists homage famous movies it really gets my nerd blood pumpin’. So I thought I’d take a look at some of my favorite movie poster homages that can be found on the covers of some surprising (and not-so-surprising) comics.
FYI, these aren’t all of them. I could probably do another full article of more homages. These are just some of my favorites. You can click the images to make them BIGGER.
Star Wars / Spidey Super Stories #31 – Not surprising that there is at least one Star Wars homage cover out there, right? But did you expect it on Spidey Super Stories? The comic based on the Spider-Man skits from Electric Company? I kind of love that this is out there. Dr Doom as Darth Vader?! BRILLIANT!
Adventures in Babysitting / Darkwing Duck v2 #17 – Adventures in Babysitting is an awesome movie. Plus, it has one of the best posters painted by the great Drew Struzan. I really love the Darkwing Duck homage plus it’s such a cool comic to do it.
Enter the Dragon / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles v4 #6 – There’s no more appropriate place for an Enter the Dragon homage than on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Plus, I think Jaime from Shezcrafti is gonna love that I included this one. What a great recreation of the poster.
Jaws / Spidey Super Stories #16 – Another Spidey Super Stories cover appearance. I love this comic and that its run had not one, but TWO movie poster homages. Not surprising they were two of the biggest movies of the 70s.
The Rocketeer / Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin – I liked The Rocketeer movie, but I LOVED the poster. And Iron Man replicates it perfectly. And I think CT from Nerd Lunch will enjoy this one as well.
Scarface / Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #4 – Last but not least, another Deadpool homage. This one of one of my favorite movie posters, Scarface. Say what you will about the movie, but this poster is badass. I think Deadpool did an okay job recreating it.
Like I said, there are many more. Maybe I’ll revisit this in another article sometime in the future.