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    Default Cover Contest 8/7/2019 - August 7th to August 13th 2019: HAIL TO THE KING

    Jack Kirby's 102nd birthday is this month on August 28. For this contest, you must pick a cover where the artist is doing an homage of a Jack Kirby cover. Now there are probably hundreds of homages of his Fantastic Four #1 alone if you can't think of one right away. But there are probably plenty of other covers that have been done. Here is a side by side by Kirby's Fantastic Four #60 with Jim Cheung's cover for Marvel Two in One #6 from 2017. It's not every day that I get a chance to post 3 different versions of Doom! You don't have to do a side by side comparison but just mention the cover being homaged. Or maybe be devious and make us guess! You don't have to limit yourself to just Kirby's Marvel work.





    THE RULES:


    Post one (and only one) cover that fits the theme of this week's contest.
    Cover must be from a published comic book or collected volume.
    Covers must be posted before voting begins.
    It's ok to vote for the OP if you like their cover.
    Voting begins 12 AM Tuesday and runs until 12 AM Wednesday PST.
    Vote by posting the name in bold of the poster whose cover best fits the theme or that you simply like the most. A vote need not be in bold, but it does make it easier to tally votes.
    The winner of the contest is the entrant with the most votes after the voting period.
    It's okay to discuss the covers but if you think someone's entry doesn't fit the theme or violates the rules don't argue it in the thread - simply don't vote for it.
    Occasionally voting will result in a tie, in which case a tie breaking vote will be required from someone who has not yet voted.


    More importantly, remember that we're here to have fun. Enjoy!

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    Simonson homaging Kirby's Thor #126...






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    My original submission was a faaaaaaake! This one is real!
    [That's a Deep Space 9 joke, btw.]
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    Quote Originally Posted by The General, JLA #38
    'Why?' Just to see the disappointment on your corn-fed, gee-whiz face, Superman. And because a great dark voice on the edge of nothing spoke to me and said you all had to die. There is no 'Why?'

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    The Kirby original:



    The homage:

    A bat! That's it! It's an omen.. I'll shall become a bat!

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    #ProtectJulian #FreeChelsea

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    This Cover;


    This Classic;

    Last edited by Kirby101; 08-07-2019 at 06:25 PM.
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    From Ol' Hornhead vs. Cap....



    to Cap vs. Ol' Shellhead!

    Avatar: Here's to the late, great Steve Dillon. Best. Punisher. Artist. EVER!

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    The hardest part wasn't deciding to use a John Byrne homage to Fantastic Four #1. The hardest part was deciding which one to use.

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    The homage:



    The original:


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    Also, just for laffs, I've done a few homages to Kirby in artwork for an old RPG that used to be played on the Community Board, plus one t-shirt design contest entry.

    BWFF2.jpg

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    Kirby-Mojo (2).jpg
    Last edited by Nschornhorst; 08-08-2019 at 08:32 AM. Reason: config wackiness

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    So what's an unlikely Kirby?



    I know, Spidey, right?

    Last edited by CaptCleghorn; 08-07-2019 at 07:49 PM.

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    You can find a bunch of books I wrote stories for here. The weekly column is here.

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    LOL (not an entry)
    Wish it was real.

    Also love how they re-purposed the Green Helmet Vader from Marvels' Star War # 1.
    Last edited by Güicho; 08-07-2019 at 08:43 PM.

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    Going with an X-Men cover.
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    I think restorative nostalgia is the number one issue with comic book fans.
    A fine distinction between two types of Nostalgia:

    Reflective Nostalgia allows us to savor our memories but accepts that they are in the past
    Restorative Nostalgia pushes back against the here and now, keeping us stuck trying to relive our glory days.

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    These are great. Some of these I've not seen before.

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